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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.

Media alert: Groundbreaking Degas exhibition will be accompanied by catalogue

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 19, 2017—The first exhibition to explore Edgar Degas’ fascination with high-fashion hats and the women who made them will be accompanied by a scholarly, full-color catalogue. The groundbreaking exhibition—Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade—opens at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Feb. 12. The catalogue is edited by the exhibition’s co-curators,… Read More »

Press release: Art in Bloom returns with a French twist on Feb. 24-26

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 18, 2017–Art in Bloom, the annual festival of fine art and fresh flowers, returns to the Saint Louis Art Museum on Friday, Feb. 24 through Sunday, Feb. 26. Tickets for the festival’s special programs—including a lecture and demonstration by celebrity florist Jeff Leatham—went on sale this week. Floral designers and garden club… Read More »

Press release: Museum announces 2017 exhibitions

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 7, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum’s 2017 schedule of ticketed exhibitions include Impressionist depictions of hats and hat making, the evolution of men’s fashion and the photography of German artist Thomas Struth. In addition, free exhibitions throughout the year will celebrate a major gift of old master sculptures and prints, explore the… Read More »

Press release: Philip Hu promoted to curator of Asian art

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 16, 2016—Philip Hu has been promoted to curator of Asian art, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today. Since joining the Museum in 2006, Hu has curated numerous gallery rotations and several exhibitions, including Conflicts of Interest: Art and War in Modern Japan, which closes January 8. In addition to editing that… Read More »

Media alert: ‘Vote Your Art’ balloting underway

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 3—Polls are open at the Saint Louis Art Museum as visitors cast their ballots for their favorite work as part of Vote Your Art, a five-way contest between candidates from the American, Native American, ancient American, and decorative arts collections. Informed voters can view the nominees in our galleries or online, study… Read More »

Media alert: Archaeologist will discuss preserved Greek merchant ship

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 27, 2016— Archaeologist Andrea Berlin will discuss the best preserved, small Greek merchant ship ever found at the annual George E. Mylonas Lecture at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Friday, Nov. 4. Berlin, the James R. Wiseman Chair in Classical Archaeology at Boston University, will discuss the largely intact Kyrenia Ship,… Read More »