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Welcome to SLAM’s online press room

  The Saint Louis Art Museum strives to be responsive and helpful to reporters from St. Louis and throughout the world. Please review the following information about press contacts, press releases, press previews, review copies of books and catalogues, and the museum’s photography policies.

Press release: As part of Black History Month, SLAM will show ‘Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child’, ‘A Ballerina’s Tale’, and ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 24, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum will mark Black History Month with a variety of programming next month, including three film screenings and free gallery talks and collection tours highlighting African art and works by African-American artists. On the first three Sundays in February, the museum will screen a different film at… Read More »

Media alert: Groundbreaking Degas exhibition will be accompanied by catalogue

  ST. LOUIS, Jan. 24, 2017—The first exhibition to explore Edgar Degas’ fascination with high-fashion hats and the women who made them will be accompanied by a scholarly, full-color catalogue. The groundbreaking exhibition—Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade—opens at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Feb. 12. The catalogue is edited by the exhibition’s… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum announces promotion of Lisa Çakmak

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 23, 2017—Lisa Çakmak has been promoted to associate curator of ancient art, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today. Çakmak will curate the reinstallation of the museum’s Egyptian collection later this year. As assistant curator of ancient art, she led the project through years of research and planning, including the 2014 CT-scanning… Read More »

Press release: Art in Bloom returns with a French twist on Feb. 24-26

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 18, 2017–Art in Bloom, the annual festival of fine art and fresh flowers, returns to the Saint Louis Art Museum on Friday, Feb. 24 through Sunday, Feb. 26. Tickets for the festival’s special programs—including a lecture and demonstration by celebrity florist Jeff Leatham—went on sale this week. Floral designers and garden club… Read More »

Press release: Museum announces 2017 exhibitions

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 7, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum’s 2017 schedule of ticketed exhibitions include Impressionist depictions of hats and hat making, the evolution of men’s fashion and the photography of German artist Thomas Struth. In addition, free exhibitions throughout the year will celebrate a major gift of old master sculptures and prints, explore the… Read More »