Around Town Calendar: December

At A Glance…In the Galleries LOOP WEB Bill Smith’s installation at the Saint Louis Art Museum combines sound, a three-dimensional, multimedia sculpture, and a light projection system. ‘Loop Web,’ the first three-dimensional installation in the Museum’s new media series, will be on display until Jan. 4. JOHN WATERS Best known for his quirky films, the director has been making photo-based artwork, sculpture and installations since the early 1990s. Find 60 works by Waters at the Laumeier Sculpture Park Indoor Galleries through Jan. 11. WALLACE HERNDON SMITH The painter’s exhibit opens with a free reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Sheldon Art Galleries. Born in St. Louis in 1901, Smith was influenced by Bonnard, Matisse and Hopper. More than 35 watercolors and oils Smith made during summer trips to Michigan and while traveling in Europe are on display until Feb. 7. ART ST. LOUIS XXIV From more than 400 submissions, 44 works were selected for inclusion in Art Saint Louis’ 24th annual show, on display at 555 Washington Ave. until Dec. 30. PERSUASIVE POLITICS — PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN MEMORABILIA Find an ‘I Like Ike’ Dixie cup, a dress made of paper printed with ‘Nixon,’ George McGovern toilet paper and more at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art. The exhibit closes Dec. 21.