MITCHELL MUSEUM MAIN GALLERY

REPRESENTING LABOR: THE COLLECTIONS OF BARBARA AND BRUCE FELDACKER 
AND THE ST. LOUIS MERCANTILE LIBRARY 

may 24, 2015 - august 2, 2015

Stories of the American worker is the focus of Representing Labor: The Collections of Barbara and Bruce Feldacker and the St. Louis Mercantile Library. From Occupy Wall Street to social media discussions to the shrinking Middle Class the story of the average American worker draws discussion. Several well-known artists such as Jacob Lawrence, Thomas Hart Benton, Diego Rivera, Elizabeth Catlett, Isabel Bishop, Kathe Kollwitz, Ben Shawn, Luis Jimenez, and John Sloanare featured in the exhibit have depicted people working in various jobs from construction to everyday chores at home.

Exhibit Cosponsor: WSIU Public Radio and WSIU Public Television


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Howard Barry, Police Captain Reassuring Woman, 2014, watercolor, pen & ink, Collection of Barbara and Bruce FeldackerIsabel Bishop, Office Girls, 1918, etching, artist’s proof, Collection of Barbara and Bruce FeldackerJacob Burck, The Lord Provides, 1934, lithograph, Collection of Barbara and Bruce FeldackerJacob Lawrence, Builders #3, 1974, color lithograph, Collection of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at UMSL and The Bruce and Barbara Feldacker Labor Art Collection
Rubenstein, Workers Lunch, painting, Collection of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at UMSL and The Bruce and Barbara Feldacker Labor Art CollectionPhilip Evergood, Portrait of a Miner, 1938, etching, Collection of Barbara and Bruce FeldackerRobert Rauschenberg, AFL-CIO Centennial, 1981, lithograph, Collection of Barbara and Bruce FeldackerWinslow Homer, The Morning Bell, 1873, Harper’s Weekly tear sheet, Collection of Barbara and Bruce Feldacker