City Museum to Add ‘Artquarium’

By on March 15, 2019

From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  The City Museum said Wednesday it will construct an 11,000-square-foot aquarium featuring art and a slide.

A press release said construction of the installation, set to take place this spring and summer, will be viewable to the museum’s visitors. A City Museum crew of sculptors, muralists, masons, welders and mosaic artists will work on the project. The aquarium will be open seven days a week.

“There will be stuff being welded, painted, sprayed, or ripped out until about November,” said a City Museum spokesman, Richard Callow. “Like everything else at City Museum, it will never be completely done.”

From the release:

“When it is completed, the 11,000 square foot installation will mix slides, tunnels, climbers, and tubes with… fish. The refurbished space is on the museum’s second floor at the end of a trail of sea-monster-y mosaics by artist Laurie Marrs. Visitors to City Museum will be able to climb above and wriggle under tanks of colorful fish. The only-vaguely interested will eventually be able to slip (very) quickly through the aquarium space on a new slide being constructed between the fourth and first floors.”

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