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On Feast of St. Louis, an heir previews the Art Museum’s Louis IX exhibition

Our installation crew is working hard to get the Louis IX: King, Saint, Namesake exhibition ready for its Friday opening, but they were able to take a short break on Monday to give a preview to a special visitor, a direct descendant of St. Louis and — should the Fifth Republic give way to a return of the monarchy — the rightful… Read More »

For city’s 250th birthday, SLAM gives St. Louis a free exhibition on the city’s namesake

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis, the Art Museum this month will present Louis IX: King, Saint, Namesake, an exhibition highlighting both exceptional art from the reign of Louis IX and later works inspired by the 13th-century monarch. The free exhibition opens Friday, August 29 and runs through November 2.… Read More »

Top 10 St. Louis connections in the collection

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis in 2014, Museum educator Ann Burroughs put together a list of her favorite works of art with distinctive, and sometimes unexpected, connections to St. Louis. (Ann’s list originally appeared in the pages of Missouri Life magazine.) The Saint Louis Art Museum’s close connections to… Read More »