‘The Weight of Things’

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.