Tag Archives: Genevieve Cortinovis

Back in Style: Behind the Scenes in the Textile Lab

Inside the conservation department at the Saint Louis Art Museum, Zoe Perkins, Textile Conservator, can be found preserving, cleaning, and restoring a diverse array of artworks, from oriental rugs to Lakota cradleboards to, recently, a 250-year-old dress that has been in SLAM’s collection for almost seventy years. Given to the Museum by Mathilde ‘Quappi’ Beckmann, the… Read More »

New in 2015: The Pelican in her Piety and Abraham and Isaac

For the rest of the year, we’re highlighting amazing works of art that became part of the SLAM collection in 2015. We’ll be posting a new acquisition daily through the end of the year. You can read each installment here.  Halfway through their journey through St. Louis Modern, visitors to the exhibition are met by… 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 »