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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

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 »