Commemorate the MAH's 25th anniversary with a celebratory collection of artworks and objects from our permanent collection, stories, and memorabilia.

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August 6, 2021 - January 2, 2022

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Art Forum
3rd Floor

Developed in partnership with Santa Cruz-based skateboard company NHS, this exhibition will highlight the largest collection of Jim Phillips studio art, largely unseen since 1984.

Debuting at the MAH, will launch the worldwide tour of this exhibition which will travel throughout 2021.

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“I utilize my opportunity as an artist to be a catalyst for new encounters within the everyday. The magnetic, playful, and charismatic nature of RedBall allows the work to access the imagination embedded in all of us”

Kurt Perschke

Well Traveled

The RedBall has been in over 26 cities: St. Louis (2001), Portland (2005), Chicago (2007), Scottsdale (2008), Grand Rapids (2008), Toronto (2008), California (2013), Montreal (2014), Rochester (2015), Toledo (2015), Barcelona (2002), Norwich (2010), UK Olympic Tour (2012), Leuven (2012), Paris (2013), Lausanne (2013), Rennes (2014), Galway (2014), Mons (2015), Marseille (2015), Bordeaux (2015), Busan Biennale (2006), Taipei (2009), Abu Dhabi (2011), Sydney (2003), Perth (2012)

Meet the Artist



Kurt Perschke

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Red Ball FAQ

"The piece came directly out of working with an urban site for a commission. I had been offered an opportunity to develop an idea for one of three sites in St. Louis through the Arts in Transit program. I kept coming back to this ugly area, underneath an overpass with a bit of gravel on the ground. It had clearly been offered up because it was one of those leftover spots in a city, but I was drawn to the way the concrete bridge merged into the earth and the space is created. RedBall came out of my thinking about that space, and how to show what I was seeing." – Kurt Perschke

"Red invites a sense of play. Red is the color of energy and love. It’s always been red, even when I first drew it." – Kurt Perschke

It's a happy coincidence that the MAH's logo is also a red ball. And the MAH's logo draws inspiration from the red ball sculpture found on the corner of Front & Cooper Street.

There is only one. This is one well-traveled ball.

No. Before the performance begins, the sites are always announced to the public.

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