Monthly Archives: December 2014

New in 2014: Spink Asian Art Collection

Over the last 10 days, we’ve highlighted a small number of works of art acquired this year. In reality, we could have spent an entire month celebrating 2014 additions to the collection. We didn’t have time to mention important acquisitions like a chair made by the Byrdcliffe Colony; a print series by Flemish master engraver… Read More »

New in 2014: paintings by Norman Rockwell

We’re celebrating major acquisitions of 2014. Read earlier posts about additions to the collection. Until this year, the Saint Louis Art Museum had a significant gap in its collection – works by Norman Rockwell. Now, thanks to a transformative bequest by the late C.C. Johnson Spink and Edith “Edie” Spink, the Art Museum is proud to have… Read More »

New in 2014: Ceiling Lamp by Frank Lloyd Wright

We’re celebrating the end of the year by highlighting major art acquisitions. Make sure to read earlier posts about 2014 additions to the collection. In late 2013, the Art Museum made headlines after its Board of Commissioners authorized staff to make an offer on a pendant fixture Frank Lloyd Wright designed for the Francis W.… Read More »

New in 2014: George Washington by Rembrandt Peale

All week we’ve been celebrating major acquisitions of 2014, and we’ll continue to share some of our favorite recent additions to the collection through Wednesday. Check out previous posts on Andy Warhol’s Shoe, American quilts, John Singleton Copley’s Henry Barry, and Wendy Red Star’s Four Seasons series. This dramatic portrait of the founding father was… Read More »

New in 2014: Vase from the Paris factory of Dihl and Guérhard

We’re closing 2014 by celebrating some of the amazing works of art that became part of the SLAM collection this year. Make sure to read earlier stories about recent acquisitions. This monumental French porcelain vase, attributed to the factory of Dihl and Guérhard, demonstrates the high quality achieved by Paris porcelain manufacturers in the late 18th… Read More »

New in 2014: American quilts

We’re closing 2014 by celebrating some of the amazing works of art that became part of the SLAM collection this year. Make sure to read earlier stories about Wendy Red Star’s self-portrait series, John Singleton Copley’s Henry Barry, and Andy Warhol’s Shoe. This year, the Art Museum formally accepted five quilts that are part of… Read More »

New in 2014: Henry Barry by John Singleton Copley

For the rest of the year, we’re highlighting superb works of art that became part of the SLAM collection in 2014. Make sure to read yesterday’s installment on Wendy Red Star’s Four Seasons series of self portraits. The Boston-born John Singleton Copley (1738-1815) was the most skilled and important portraitist in colonial America, although he… Read More »