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Moore’s Reclining Figure returns to the galleries

  Henry Moore first experimented with the unconventional, modern medium of concrete in 1926.[1] The British sculptor is renowned for his semi-abstract human figures cast in bronze or carved directly into stone and wood, highlighting the inherent qualities of these materials. Yet Moore also was drawn to concrete, an inexpensive material that could be cast… Read More »

Fresh from critics’ praise, Water Lilies returns

Water Lilies has returned to Gallery 218 after a nine-month hiatus that took the painting to Cleveland and London for the exhibition Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse. The Museum’s Water Lilies is the central panel of the 42-foot Agapanthus triptych, which Monet started to paint around 1915 and continued to rework and obsessively… Read More »

New in 2015: Sunday Morning Breakfast by Horace Pippin

For the past 10 days we’ve been highlighting amazing works of art that became part of the SLAM collection in 2015. You can read each installment here. Happy New Year! Perhaps the most significant 2015 addition to the Art Museum’s collection was announced just weeks ago — Horace Pippin’s Sunday Morning Breakfast. The 1943 painting… Read More »

New in 2015: The Lone Cavalryman

We’ve been highlighting amazing works of art that became part of the SLAM collection in 2015. You can read each installment here.  The Art Museum in 2015 continued to benefit from the generosity of Charles and Rosalyn Lowenhaupt, who have given the Museum more than 1,400 Japanese prints and related works of art since 2010.… Read More »

New in 2015: Nicholas Nixon’s The Brown Sisters

For the rest of the year, we’re highlighting amazing works of art that became part of the SLAM collection in 2015. We’ll be posting a new acquisition daily through the end of the year. You can read each installment here.  Since 1975, Nicholas Nixon has been photographing his wife Beverly “Bebe” Brown and her three… Read More »

New in 2015: Soundsuit by Nick Cave

For the rest of the year, we’re highlighting amazing works of art that became part of the SLAM collection in 2015. We’ll be posting a new acquisition daily through the end of the year. You can read each installment here.  Nick Cave’s wearable sculptures captivated Museum visitors last year at the artist’s solo exhibition, Currents… Read More »

New in 2015: Model Cradle

For the rest of the year, we’re highlighting amazing works of art that became part of the SLAM collection in 2015. We’ll be posting a new acquisition daily through the end of the year. You can read each installment here.  This year, the Art Museum accepted 71 promised gifts from the Donald Danforth Jr. Collection–the… Read More »

New in 2015: The Pelican in her Piety and Abraham and Isaac

For the rest of the year, we’re highlighting amazing works of art that became part of the SLAM collection in 2015. We’ll be posting a new acquisition daily through the end of the year. You can read each installment here.  Halfway through their journey through St. Louis Modern, visitors to the exhibition are met by… Read More »