Tag Archives: St. Louis Modern

Female textile designers in St. Louis Modern

A wide variety of works from female textile designers such as Dorothy Wright Liebes, Edna Vogel, Maija Isola, Pipsan Saarinen, and more are presented in St. Louis Modern. In the exhibition catalogue, curator Genevieve Cortinovis describes the impact that these women had textile design, experimentation, and exhibition in the mid-20th century. As with murals and… 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 »

Honey, I shrunk the Eames Lounge Chair

Have you ever wanted to decorate your home with midcentury classic designs by Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Florence Knoll Bassett? Unfortunately, we can’t help you there. But we can let you design a perfectly mod living space—albeit a very small one—in the Explore Lab located in our St. Louis Modern exhibition. In… Read More »

From the St. Louis Modern catalogue: Modern Silver in St. Louis

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 David Conradsen… 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 »