Fresh art at SFO, MIA, STL and LAX

Got time before or between flights? Check out these fresh art exhibits at these airports.

Lamps by Lillian Palmer. Courtesy SFO Museum


At San Francisco International Airport, the SFO Museum is presenting “At Home with Arts and Crafts” through December 10, 2017, pre-security International Terminal Main Hall Departures Lobby.

The exhibition features a wide assortment of Arts and Crafts furnishing from the early 20th Century.


Saturday Evening Girls Club/Paul Revere Pottery. Courtesy SFO Museum

Miami International Airport unveiled “Starting Ahead,” 25 portraits by five-time Pulitzer Prize nominee André Chung and Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalists C. W. Griffin and Carl-Philippe Juste taken in childcare centers and other venues.


Photo by C.W. Griffin/Iris PhotoCollective; Courtesy MIA

St. Louis Lambert International Airport has three new exhibitions for travelers:

From Gallery 210, part of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, there’s a lithograph exhibition featuring the work of eight noted international, national and regional artists.


On&On Series, Pt. 2, by Danielle and Kevin McCoy (WORK/PLAY) feature symbols representing Astral Travel, Enlightenment, Intuition, and Cosmos – all printed on denim.


The third exhibit at STL is Michael Hoffman’s work – Confluence 1 and Confluence 2 .

(Photos courtesy STL)

And at Los Angeles International Airport, a new exhibition titled Gate Pass by Nicole Rademacher in on view in the Terminal 3 Ticketing Level, while Olga Lah’s, installation titled Translation – which is  made of hundreds of opened paperback books –  is in the Tom Bradley International in the Customs Hallway, Arrivals Level. Both works will be there through mid-September 2017.



Nicole Rademacher, “Gate Pass” Photo: Panic Studio LA


Ogla Lah’s ‘Translation’ . Photo: Panic Studio LA

They didn’t call him Lucky Lindy for nothing

Talk about luck.

For more than 30 years Charles Lindbergh’s 1932 Monocoupe D-145 hovered over the Concourse C checkpoint at Lambert-St Louis International Airport (STL).

But just last month, to make way for the relocation of that checkpoint, the plane was lowered to the floor, removed from the airport and put in storage at Missouri’s Mount Vernon Municipal Airport.

According to the owner of the company that moved the plane, “Had it still been inside the St. Louis airport when the tornado blew through last Friday, the plane would have taken a direct hit.”

Lucky, right?

That’s what the folks at the Missouri Historical Society are probably thinking. The organization received the plane from Lindbergh back in 1940 and planned to have it restored and put on display at the Mount Vernon Airport while renovations were underway at Lambert.

The timeline for restoring and returning the plane to Lambert airport may be altered a bit by the aftermath of the tornado, but at least the plane is safe and still around.

Rockin’ at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) is having a party today (Friday, August 5th) to celebrate the one-year anniversary of its performance stage and the popularity of the blue rocking chairs that are scattered throughout the airport.

(Photo courtesy STL)

From 9 a.m. to noon, there’ll be live music at three different spots in the airport:

Pianist Ron Krausch at the “Music Spot” (Ticketing Hall);

Guitarist Stuart Johnson at the Main Terminal’s “Meeting Place” in Baggage Claim;

Guitarist Gregg Hayne at the East Terminal Baggage Claim.

Along with 60 new blue rocking chairs, Lambert will unveil one special rocker ( a chair, not a performer) that artist Rich Brooks has transformed into a fun and quirky tribute to music.