Upcoming exhibitions


Nicolas Grenier

On October 15th, 2016, The Luminary presents a new solo exhibition with artist-in-residence Nicolas Grenier, which translates theoretical and philosophical problems into visual structures.


Willy Smart

On October 15th, Willy Smart opens a new solo exhibition entitled SWIMS SWIMS as a continuation of our exhibition partnership with ACRE.

Latest Blog Posts


International Exchange 2016: Berlin

With an invitation from The Luminary as a part of their annual International Exchange program and support from the Regional Arts Commission, I spent two weeks as an artist-in-residence at ZK/U (Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, Center for Art and Urbanistics) in Berlin this summer. The residency came at a crescendo of collaborative processes I am a part of in St. Louis. It was a moment to think critically about the implications of my work and to recommit to what I have been cultivating.

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Now Hiring: Gallery and Administrative Assistant

Come work with us! The Luminary is seeking a part-time gallery and administrative assistant up to 20 hours per week. Primary responsibilities include basic bookkeeping, filing, and administrative support; staffing open gallery hours, basic marketing and communications support and event support on evenings and weekends as needed.

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Temporary Art Review


Care Made Visible

In the year that has passed, several shows taken wellbeing, the pursuit and denial of it, as both its subject and function.

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Current Residents

Taylor Renee and Jessica Lynne

Arts.Black is a journal of art criticism from Black perspectives predicated on the belief that art criticism should be an accessible dialogue - a tool through which we question, celebrate, and talk back to the global world of contemporary art.

Featured Events


LAB: 18andCounting

The Luminary's innovative artist-led performance series, LAB, returns with experimental polymath 18andCounting.