Tag Archives: George Caleb Bingham

Missouri children spearheaded 1970s campaign to save George Caleb Bingham drawings

Nearly 40 years ago, the schoolchildren of Missouri raised funds to save the priceless drawings of George Caleb Bingham. As a result, their efforts can be seen in the exhibition, Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River, on view at the Saint Louis Art Museum through May 17. The largest comprehensive display of… Read More »

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 »

Coming in February: Thomas Cole’s Voyage of Life

Next month, the Saint Louis Art Museum will present Thomas Cole’s Voyage of Life, a celebration of what many believe to be the most important allegorical series in American art. The free exhibition opens February 7 in Gallery 336. The exhibition is one of three coinciding exhibitions exploring multiple visions of landscape and the river… Read More »

Top 10 St. Louis connections in the collection

Editor’s note: The new exhibition Louis IX: King, Saint, Namesake will take Museum visitors back to the reign of the city’s 13th-century namesake, Louis IX. But the works on view in the free show aren’t the only connections to St. Louis — the city, that is — that you’ll find in the collection. To celebrate… Read More »