Canceled: Back to Our Roots - a Student Curated Art Exhibit

March 18 Update: We in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts and across Webster University are doing all we can to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and patrons. Due to preventative measures associated with health and safety concerns surrounding national COVID-19 recommendations, all remaining events for the Spring 2020 semester have been canceled.

If you have already purchased advance tickets online, your refund will be issued via Brown Paper Tickets. For our season ticket holders, we appreciate your continued patronage. The Leigh Gerdine Box Office staff have been instructed to provide you alternate tickets, or a refund, at your request. You may direct any queries to

Please know that our number one priority is the safety, health and well-being of our audiences, staff, faculty and the young artists whose families have entrusted us with their care.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


“Back to Our Roots,” a diverse and inclusive exhibition of art created by Webster University students that aims to address reconciliation with the past, will open at the Webster University Arcade Contemporary Art Projects in the Arcade Building in Downtown St. Louis on Feb. 21. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Artists were invited to submit a piece they felt addresses their specific experience and informs their present self. “Back to Our Roots” received just under 50 submissions, of which the jury selected 23 works. The artists’ submissions underwent a blind jury selection process, in which the jurors, a selection of faculty and alumni, did not know the identities of the artists. The opening reception for “Back to Our Roots” is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, February 21st at the Arcade Contemporary Art Projects, a unique exhibition space at Webster University’s Gateway Campus, 812 Olive Street, St. Louis. “Back to Our Roots” is operating on its values of generosity and gratitude. Merchandise featuring “Back to Our Roots” graphics will be for sale at the exhibition’s opening. The proceeds will be donated directly to Bread & Roses Missouri. The mission of Bread & Roses Missouri, which is to use “an arts lens to examine social and economic justice issues,” in addition to their belief that “cultural and creative expression are a means to affect deep and lasting social change” aligns closely with the goals of this exhibition. The exhibit runs through March 20th, further complimenting its focus on diversity and inclusion as the dates coincide with both Black History Month and Women’s History Month.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Arcade Building (Gateway Campus), Art Gallery
812 Olive St., 63101

Event Type

Student Events/Activities, Art & Performances


Student Activities, Art



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