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Georges Braque, The Round Table, 1929.
Georges Braque, The Round Table, 1929.

Art and Tweed Ride

April 13, 2013
10:30a–1:30p
Begins and ends at the Kemper Art Museum

Experience art and history dressed in your finest knickers and caps for a St. Louis Art and Tweed Ride where area bike enthusiasts pedal their way through town on a journey of art and culture.

The ride begins at the Kemper Art Museum where participants are invited to enjoy juice and croissants and view the exhibition Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life, 1928–1945. The second stop is the Saint Louis Art Museum, where riders will enjoy a new view of the museum with a visit to the newly-installed permanent collection galleries. The group will discuss the nearly-completed David Chipperfield-designed East Building and its interconnection to the existing Cass Gilbert-designed Main Building. The third stop is the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. The Jeremy Deller: Joy in People retrospective on view at CAM includes a full-scale replica of a traditional English snack bar, where cyclists will partake in tea and scones. The Pulitzer will host origami-making inspired by the work of artist Sophie Calle, whose work is on view in the exhibition, The Progress of Love. The route will wind its way back west stopping by the World Chess Hall of Fame for a tour of current exhibitions exploring the game of chess and its influence on art, history, and popular culture. The route finishes at the Kemper.

Registration is free and will begin at 10a at the Kemper Art Museum. Support for the route and ride is provided by Trailnet. Visit trailnet.org for more information.

Image credit

Georges Braque, The Round Table, 1929. Oil, sand, and charcoal on canvas, 57 3/8 x 44 3/4”. Acquired 1934, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC. © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

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