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.

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), who provided significant support for the University as well as the greater St. Louis community during this life.

Photo: Carol Green