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  The Saint Louis Art Museum strives to be responsive and helpful to reporters from St. Louis and throughout the world. Please review the following information about press contacts, press releases, press previews, review copies of books and catalogues, and the museum’s photography policies.

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum will acquire ‘Portrait of Charlotte Cram’ by John Singer Sargent

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 12, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum Board of Commissioners has authorized the purchase of “Portrait of Charlotte Cram,” a 1900 painting by John Singer Sargent, one of the most respected portraitists in American art history. The painting will be on view starting today in Gallery 335. Brent R. Benjamin, the Barbara B.… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum receives major gift of the Thelma and Bert Ollie Memorial Art Collection; gift includes 81 works by contemporary black artists

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 4, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum today announced an extraordinary collection gift from New Jersey-based collector Ronald Maurice Ollie and his wife Monique McRipley Ollie that adds significant depth and breadth to the museum’s holdings of works by African-American artists. Ronald Ollie grew up in St. Louis. His parents, Thelma and Bert… Read More »

Press release: ‘Sunken Cities’ will take visitors on deep dive into Egyptian art

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 20—The Saint Louis Art Museum next year will present “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds,” an exhibition showcasing antiquities from one of the greatest finds in the history of underwater archaeology. The North American premiere of “Sunken Cities” will be the most significant exhibition of ancient Egyptian art undertaken in St. Louis in… Read More »

Press release: Museum presents premiere of new video work by Ben Thorp Brown

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 10, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present the premiere exhibition of “Gropius Memory Palace,” a 2017 video work by the New York-based artist Ben Thorp Brown, as the latest installment of the New Media Series. (To download web-sized images from the exhibition, right click on the images below.) In “Gropius Memory… Read More »

Press release: Upcoming ‘Currents 114’ exhibition will feature new work by Matt Saunders

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 19, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present new work by Matt Saunders in the 114th installment of the museum’s popular “Currents” series. The free exhibition will be on view in Galleries 249 and 250 from Nov. 17 through Feb. 4, 2018. Saunders works across a variety of media to challenge the… Read More »

Press release: Program series will explore art and science

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 4, 2017—Starting this month, the Saint Louis Art Museum will present Art+Science, a series of lectures, gallery talks, films and other events exploring the how science and technology shape creativity and the way humans respond to art. The diverse programs are not tied to any specific exhibition, but several events will complement… Read More »

Media advisory: Archaeologist will discuss the gold of rings of the ‘Griffin Warrior’

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 19, 2017— Archaeologist Sharon Stocker will discuss excavations at the Palace of Nestor at the annual George E. Mylonas Lecture at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Sunday, Oct. 22. The free lecture—titled “Lord of the Gold Rings: The Grave of the Griffin Warrior at Pylos”—will examine the four gold rings discovered… Read More »

Media advisory: Curator of Native American art will deliver annual Donald Danforth Jr. Lecture

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 12, 2017—Jill Ahlberg Yohe, an assistant curator of native American art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, will deliver the annual Donald Danforth Jr. Lecture on Native American art at the Saint Louis Art Museum. The free lecture lecture—titled “Beauty in the Making: Native American Art”—begins at 11 am on Saturday, Oct.… Read More »

Press release: Deborah Spivak joins the museum as Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for Ancient American Art

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 12, 2017—Deborah Spivak recently joined the Saint Louis Art Museum as the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for Ancient American Art, a shared appointment with Washington University in St. Louis. A specialist in ancient art of the Andes, Spivak’s doctoral dissertation examines Loro ceramics from the Peruvian south coast. During her fellowship, Spivak… Read More »

Media advisory: Mickalene Thomas will discuss artistic practice at the Saint Louis Art Museum

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 11, 2017—Artist Mickalene Thomas will discuss her work within the themes of beauty, gender and race at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Friday, Oct. 6. Joining the New York-based artist for an on-stage conversation will be Simon Kelly, the Saint Louis Art Museum’s curator of modern and contemporary art, and Lisa… Read More »