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Museum acquires Sunday Morning Breakfast by Horace Pippin

The Saint Louis Art Museum announces the acquisition of Sunday Morning Breakfast, a 1943 painting by the esteemed African-American artist Horace Pippin. The purchase was approved unanimously on Monday evening by the museum’s board of commissioners. The painting will be on view in gallery 337 starting on Friday (Dec. 18). Sunday Morning Breakfast was offered… Read More »

From the St. Louis Modern catalogue: Modern Silver in St. Louis

St. Louis Modern is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue featuring a comprehensive essays on architecture and design in St. Louis that expand on themes explored in the exhibition, including in-depth examinations of the city’s embrace of modern aesthetics in sculpture, silver, stained glass, murals, and textiles. In the excerpt below, exhibition co-curator David Conradsen… Read More »

From the St. Louis Modern catalogue: St. Louis’s Modern Murals

St. Louis Modern is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue featuring a comprehensive essays on architecture and design in St. Louis that expand on themes explored in the exhibition, including in-depth examinations of the city’s embrace of modern aesthetics in sculpture, silver, stained glass, murals, and textiles. In the excerpt below, exhibition co-curator Genevieve Cortinovis… Read More »

From the St. Louis Modern catalogue: Emil Frei & Associates and the Rise of Modern Stained Glass

St. Louis Modern is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue featuring a comprehensive essays on architecture and design in St. Louis that expand on themes explored in the exhibition, including in-depth examinations of the city’s embrace of modern aesthetics in sculpture, silver, stained glass, murals, and textiles. In the excerpt below, exhibition co-curator Genevieve Cortinovis… Read More »

St. Louis Modern exhibition catalogue is coming soon to the Museum Shops

St. Louis Modern is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue featuring a comprehensive essay on modern architecture in St. Louis by architectural historian Mary Reid Brunstrom; and essays on prewar and postwar modern design in St. Louis by exhibition organizers co-curators David Conradsen, the Grace L. Brumbaugh and Richard E. Brumbaugh Associate Curator of Decorative… Read More »

Courtney Baxter joins the Art Museum as the 2015-16 Romare Bearden Fellow

Courtney M. Baxter has joined the Saint Louis Art Museum as the 2015-16 Romare Bearden Graduate Minority Fellow. The fellowship aims to build a pool of talented young minority professionals to work in art-related fields in museums, galleries, non-profit organizations, and universities. Baxter joins the Art Museum from the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, where… Read More »

Water Lilies will anchor exhibitions in Cleveland and London

Museum visitors have until mid-August to bid bon voyage to one of the most popular works in the collection—Water Lilies, the central panel of Claude Monet’s Agapanthus triptych. The three panels will be reunited for Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse, a major exhibition organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Royal… Read More »