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Des Lee Gallery

Blurred images of people in motion at the exhibition

MFA in Visual Art First-Year Exhibition at the Des Lee Gallery. Photo: Whitney Curtis.

The Des Lee Gallery provides Sam Fox School students and faculty a formal gallery space for presenting exhibitions, and also has earned a national reputation for showing work by local and internationally known contemporary artists. Located in the heart of the historic Washington Avenue Loft District, the 1,300-square-foot gallery opened in 1999, and is housed in the University Lofts building, an eight-story, 100-year-old refurbished warehouse.

About the Gallery

The gallery is named in honor of E. Desmond Lee, a 1940 graduate of Washington University’s John M. Olin School of Business (now the Olin Business School). A leader in promoting citizenship, civic pride, and dedication, Lee provided significant support for the University as well as the greater St. Louis community during his life.

Des Lee Exhibitions