Celebrating SLAM’s 2016 Acquisitions

By | December 30, 2016

Every year, the Saint Louis Art Museum expands our collection, broadening our scope and diversifying our offerings. In 2016, the Museum added over 120 pieces to the collection, some of which are already on view in our galleries. Each work adds depth and brings its own unique story to the collection. Click through the slideshow below to learn more about a few prominent works. 

  • Painted when the artist was only 21, Pheasantry in the Forest of Compiègne highlights artist Théodore Rousseau's complex light effects and gestural brushwork and, as such, embodies his important role as a precursor of the Impressionists.

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Power Figure (nkisi nkondi), before 1908; Unidentified Kongo artist; Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cabinda, Angola, Chiloango River region; wood, iron, porcelain, glass, resin, 25 1/4 inches; Saint Louis Art Museum, Friends Fund  10:2016

Théodore Rousseau, French, 1812–1867; Pheasantry in the Forest of Compiègne, 1833; oil on canvas, 20 7/8 × 25 5/8 inches; Saint Louis Art Museum, Funds given by Mr. and Mrs. John Peters MacCarthy; and gift of Justina G. Catlin in memory of her husband, Daniel Catlin, by exchange  33:2016

Center Table, 1865–75; marquetry signed by Joseph Cremer, born Luxembourg, active Paris, (1811–after 1878); ebonized and gilded wood, wood marquetry, mother-of-pearl, and gilded bronze; 30 1/4 × 54 1/8 × 35 1/2 inches; Saint Louis Art Museum, Marjorie Wyman Endowment Fund 32:2016
Whig Rose Quilt, 1850–60; American; cotton, 102 x 82 inches; Saint Louis Art Museum, Gift of Richard and Suellen Meyer 36:2016