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Press release: ‘Graphic Revolution’ is set to open at SLAM

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 7, 2018—The Saint Louis Art Museum on Sunday (Nov. 11) will open “Graphic Revolution: American Prints 1960 to Now,” an exhibition that explores the incredible explosion of printmaking activity that began in the United States in the 1960s continues to this day. The exhibition continues through Feb. 3, 2019. “Graphic Revolution” presents… Read More »

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Press release: Exhibition features new work by Kehinde Wiley

ST. LOUIS, April 30, 2018—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present “Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis,” a free exhibition of 11 commissioned portraits of people the artist met during a 2017 visit to St. Louis. The exhibition will be on view in galleries 249 and 250 from Oct. 19 through Feb. 10, 2019. Kehinde Wiley creates… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum acquires ‘Sunburst in the Riesengebirge’ by Caspar David Friedrich

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 12, 2018—The Saint Louis Art Museum has acquired “Sunburst in the Riesengebirge,” a landscape painting by the German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich. The museum purchased the painting today (Dec. 12) at auction at Sotheby’s in London for a total price of $2.75 million, including buyer’s premium. The painting will be on… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum announces 2019 exhibition schedule

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 3, 2018—Three main exhibitions next year will give St. Louisans the opportunity to study the 30-year career of one of the United Kingdom’s most important sculptors, to experience the art of Paul Gauguin, and to see masterworks from one of the world’s greatest collections of Dutch paintings. (To download web-sized images, right… Read More »

Press release: ‘Southwest Weavings’ exhibition highlights outstanding Diné textiles

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 30, 2018—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present “Southwest Weavings: 800 Years of Artistic Exchange,” an exhibition of 13 outstanding textiles from the United States and Mexico. Created by indigenous Diné (Navajo) and Pueblo artists, as well as Spanish colonial weavers, these works reflect centuries of migration, exchange and territorial conflict in… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum presents ‘Printing Abstraction’

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 28, 2018—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present “Printing Abstraction,” an exhibition that draws on the Museum’s collection of abstract prints and multiples. The free exhibition opens Friday (Nov. 30) in Galleries 234 and 235. (To download web-sized images, right click on the images below.) For the past 60 years, artists have… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum sets date for 2018 gala celebration

Biennial event will be chaired by Jeana and Buddy Reisinger with premier sponsorship from Wells Fargo Advisors   ST. LOUIS, Oct. 11, 2018—The Saint Louis Art Museum will host its biennial fundraising Gala on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the museum. Drawing 380 attendees for cocktails, entertainment and a seated dinner by chef Ivy Magruder of… Read More »

Media advisory: Scholar will discuss art by Native American women in annual Donald Danforth Jr. Lecture

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 24, 2018—Sherry Farrell Racette will focus on the work of Native American women when she delivers the annual Donald Danforth Jr. Lecture on Native American art at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Saturday, Oct. 13. While the North American fur trade is typically discussed as a male endeavor, objects in museum… Read More »

Saint Louis Art Museum records extraordinary attendance with ‘Sunken Cities’

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 11, 2018—St. Louisans and tourists have flocked to the Saint Louis Art Museum, which welcomed 171,488 to “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds.” The exhibition, which closed Sunday, made its North American premiere in St. Louis after touring Europe. Before it made its North American premiere in St. Louis, the exhibition of treasures… Read More »