The Luminary

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Founded 2007
Saint Louis, United States


The Luminary is an expansive platform for art, thought and action. Since its inception The Luminary has been a home for exceptional art that engages the pressing issues of the present. Through an active roster of exhibitions, residencies, performances, publications and gatherings, we act as a point of convergence for diverse publics. We cultivate thoughtful platforms for exchange, support forward-moving art and ideas, and attempt to model a more equitable and interconnected art world as an institution of our time. The Luminary provides fully funded residencies that offer dedicated time, considered collaborations and a supportive working environment. The program is open to all artists, curators and critics, but uniquely supports the research, development and presentation of work that utilizes innovative forms and unconventional structures such as alternative spaces and economies, publications and writing, archives, collaborations, artist-led projects and experimental practices.

Local Information

The Luminary is located on the South side of St. Louis, Missouri. This community, colloquially known as Cherokee Street, is a convergence of four of the most socio-economically and racially diverse neighborhoods in St. Louis. The Luminary works actively in its immediate context with partnerships and programs throughout the region.

Network Affiliations

  • Common Field

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