Tag Archives: Brent Benjamin

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 »

Museum acquires Sunday Morning Breakfast by Horace Pippin

In 2015, the Saint Louis Art Museum acquired Sunday Morning Breakfast, a 1943 painting by the esteemed African-American artist Horace Pippin. Sunday Morning Breakfast was offered by the Alexandre Gallery in New York. The price was $1.5 million. Depicting a scene drawn from the artist’s childhood memories, the painting is one of the finest examples… 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 »

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 »

Saint Louis Art Museum receives $5 million gift to fund new sculpture garden

Thanks to a generous gift of $5 million by Barbara and Andy Taylor, the Saint Louis Art Museum has begun construction of a new sculpture garden that will be installed with masterworks from the collection and more than 450 new trees. The transformative project immediately south of the museum is made possible by a gift… Read More »

Spink gift transformed Museum’s holdings of Asian and American art

In 2014, the Saint Louis Art Museum received the transformative gift of 225 works of art from the collection of the late C.C. Johnson Spink and Edith “Edie” Spink. The bequest included superb works by American artists—including John Singleton Copley, Rembrandt Peale, Norman Rockwell and Andrew and Jamie Wyeth—but the gift was most notable for… Read More »