Photography buffs won’t want to miss this exhibition devoted to two essential artists, Paul Strand and Emmet Gowin. Strand, whose contemporaries included Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Weston, was a key figure in the evolution of photography as an art form. Gowin, who was inspired by the work of Robert Frank and Henri Cartier-Bresson, has in turn influenced a generation of photographers. (Nov. 8-Feb. 16, St. Louis Art Museum in Forest Park, free. 314-721-0072; slam.org.) By Calvin Wilson
Pictured above: Paul Strand; "Village, Gaspé," 1936; St. Louis Art Museum;73:1978; © Aperture Foundation Inc., Paul Strand Archive.