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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 »