St. Louis and its Maps

February 8, 2015 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

"St. Louis and It's Maps: A Map History Panel at the St. Louis Mercantile Library at UMSL" A discussion featuring a local panel of map experts chaired by St. Louis Mercantile Library Director John N. Hoover. Advance tickets are required. Tickets are $10 for members or $12 for non-members. For tickets or information please call Amanda Schneider at 314-516-7248 or e-mail amandarschneider@umsl.edu.

Uncle Tom's Cabin as Visual Culture

February 22, 2015 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

"Uncle Tom's Cabin" as Visual Culture. Authur Jo-Ann Morgan, Professor of Art History in the Department of African American Studies and the Department of Art at Western Illinois University, will discuss the topic of her recent book of the same title. This talk is part of the library's speaker series St. Louis in its Golden Age, 1840-1880. Tickets are $10 for members or $12 for non-members. For tickets or information please call Amanda Schneider at 314-516-7248 or e-mail amandarschneider@umsl.edu.

Jolly Flatboatmen

March 28, 2015 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

"The Shifting Socio–Political Meanings of George Caleb Bingham's Jolly Flat Boatmen Pictures" Joan Stack, Curator of Art Collections, State Historical Society of Missouri, will discuss the hidden meanings in these iconic river images. Final installment of the Library's speaker series St. Louis in its Golden Age, 1840-1880. Tickets are $10 for members or $12 for non-members. Please call 314-516-7248 to RSVP.

Jolly Flatboatmen

May 1, 2, and 3, 2015

The St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Arts Fair.  J.C. Penney Conference Center, UMSL North Campus. Friday, May 1, Benefit Preview Party & Silent Auction 6:00-9:00pm. The fair continues Saturday May 2 from 10:00am -5:00pm & Sunday May 3 from 11:00am- 4:00pm. For tickets and information please call 314-516-7248 or visit printfair.umsl.edu.

Stump Speaking

June 14, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Please join us in celebrating the opening of the Dr. Allen B. and Helen S. Shopmaker Political Print Gallery. Through the ongoing generosity of Helen Shopmaker, the Mercantile Library will have on continual view a selection of visual arts addressing pressing political issues through time. The reception will take place in the gallery, where visitors can view the inaugural exhibition A Mirror of National Growth and Change: George Caleb Bingham and his Prints of American Frontier Life.

The Shopmaker Political Print Gallery complements the Shopmaker American Political Collection Gallery that presents a wide array of presidential campaign materials as well as changing exhibitions on presidential and campaign themes.

This event is free and open to the public. Your RSVP is appreciated by June 10 to Amanda R. Schneider at 314.516.7248 or AmandaRSchneider@umsl.edu.

Director's Choice: Acquisitions, Donations and Discoveries for the Mercantile Library's Collections: 1984–2014

On display in the lobby gallery on the second floor. In recognition of John Hoover's 30th Anniversary of service to the St. Louis Mercantile Library and in honor of the establishment of the John Neal Hoover Endowed Directorship of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri—St. Louis.

Mapping St. Louis History: An Exhibition of Historic Maps, Books and Images Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the Founding of St. Louis

On display throughout the first floor. .

Merchants on the Map: Selections of Original Business Records from the Mercantile Library's Special Collections through Time

On display in the elevator gallery on the first floor. .

George Caleb Bingham and his Prints of American Frontier Life: A Mirror of National Growth and Change

On display in the atrium until March 31, 2015.

Whistle Stops: Campaigning By Train

On display in the Dr. Allen B. and Helen S. Shopmaker American Political Collection gallery. Various cases of memorabilia from presidential campaigns conducted by train including those of Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Reagan, and Obama.