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Press kit: ‘Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds’

The Saint Louis Art Museum will present “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds,” an exhibition showcasing antiquities from one of the greatest finds in the history of underwater archaeology. The North American premiere of “Sunken Cities” will be the most significant exhibition of ancient Egyptian art undertaken in St. Louis in more than 50 years. Featuring… Read More »

Press release: Amy Torbert joins the Saint Louis Art Museum as assistant curator of American art

ST. LOUIS, May 25, 2018—Amy Torbert recently joined the Saint Louis Art Museum as assistant curator of American art. “Amy brings a great deal of scholarship, enthusiasm, and networking within the broader American art community,” said Melissa Wolfe, curator of American art. “She has already made significant discoveries about objects from the 18th and 19th… Read More »

Media advisory: Museum will be open on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day

ST. LOUIS, May 22, 2018—The Saint Louis Art Museum usually is closed on Mondays, but it will be open from 10 am to 5 pm on Memorial Day (May 28) and Labor Day (Sept. 3). The museum also will be open on the Fourth of July. Tickets are available on all three holidays for “Sunken… Read More »

Press release: Textiles exhibition will highlight ancient Peruvian works in SLAM’s collection

ST. LOUIS, May 21, 2018—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present “Balance and Opposition in Ancient Peruvian Textiles,” a free exhibition that will demonstrate the diversity of ancient Peru, as well as the depth and breadth of the museum’s collection. The exhibition will be on view in Gallery 100 from June 15 through Nov. 25.… Read More »

Press release: Art Hill Film Series will celebrate ‘Epic Quests’

ST. LOUIS, May 11, 2018—Thrill seekers should head to Forest Park on four Friday evenings starting July 13, when the Saint Louis Art Museum’ transforms Art Hill into the city’s biggest cinema for a celebration of epic quests. (To download web-sized movie stills and photos from past festivals, right click on the images below.) This… Read More »

Press release: Upcoming exhibition will feature new work by Kehinde Wiley

ST. LOUIS, April 30, 2018—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present “Kehinde Wiley,” a free exhibition of 11 commissioned portraits of people the artist met during a 2017 visit to St. Louis. The exhibition will be on view in galleries 249 and 250 from Oct. 19 through Feb. 10, 2019. Kehinde Wiley creates large-scale oil… Read More »

Press release: Upcoming exhibition will feature new work by Jennifer Bornstein

ST. LOUIS, April 10, 2018—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present work by Jennifer Bornstein in the 115th installment of the museum’s popular “Currents” series. The free exhibition will be on view in Gallery 255 from April 20 through July 15. This exhibition is a convergence of several interconnected lines of inquiry that Bornstein has… Read More »

Press release: Exhibition mixes Eastern and Western art traditions, woodblocks and 3D technology

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 22, 2018—The Saint Louis Art Museum next month will present “Time Spy,” an animated 3D film that draws from Eastern and Western traditions of art, history, myth, and imagination. To create the work, Chinese artist Sun Xun merged a 1,000-year-old printmaking technique—the woodblock print—with modern film-making technologies. “Sun Xun: Time Spy” includes… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum will acquire ‘Portrait of Charlotte Cram’ by John Singer Sargent

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 12, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum Board of Commissioners has authorized the purchase of “Portrait of Charlotte Cram,” a 1900 painting by John Singer Sargent, one of the most respected portraitists in American art history. The painting will be on view starting today in Gallery 335. Brent R. Benjamin, the Barbara B.… Read More »