I combined this with a visit to the City Diner (next to the Fox theatre) and the Modern Art Gallery next door - a pleasant morning excursion in St. Louis's virtually abandoned midtown.
I enjoy modern architecture, but the "grain silo" chic did nothing for me: a strangely lifeless building with dead light and impractical corridors that go nowhere. The current dreams exhibition has classic paintings by Ernst, Chirico et al, but they are poorly served both by the building, and by pretentious curation. One the one hand, there are no labels as they would "would distract from the paintings", on the other hand, there are innumerable museums guards in bright clothing standing very close to the paintings. Nothing could be more distracting or more unnecessary.
The whole thing feels like a Hearstian fantasy of a private art gallery (reinforced by the very unfriendly exterior). Do go and visit - it's free, it's interesting - and make up your own mind!
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