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The Art Museum celebrates ‘the Missouri artist’ with Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River

The Saint Louis Art Museum next month will present Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River, an exhibition that for the first time in decades brings together the river paintings and drawings of George Caleb Bingham. Dubbed “the Missouri artist,” Bingham (1811-1879) moved to the state as a child and, by the 1840s,… Read More »

Navigating the West catalogue is now available in the Museum Shops

The Art Museum’s upcoming exhibition of river paintings and drawings by George Caleb Bingham is accompanied by a full-color catalogue, Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River. The book includes two landmark essays investigating Bingham’s creative process through comparisons of infrared images of 17 of his paintings with both his preparatory drawings and… Read More »

Museum announces new curator for American art

M. Melissa Wolfe will join the Saint Louis Art Museum as curator and head of the Department of American Art. She assumes her duties in January. “Melissa Wolfe is an impressive and prolific curator, having organized dozens of groundbreaking exhibitions, symposia, and publications over her career that speak to her creativity and intellectual rigor,” said… Read More »