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Welcome to SLAM’s online press room

  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.

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Press release: ‘Cross-Pollination’ examines floral imagery in European textiles and porcelain

ST. LOUIS, April 10, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present “Cross-Pollination: Flowers in 18th-Century European Textiles and Porcelain,” a free exhibition on view in Gallery 100 from May 26 through Nov. 26. Cross-Pollination examines the evolution of floral imagery in European textiles, clothing, and porcelain from about 1735 to 1785. It considers the unprecedented… Read More »

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Press release: Upcoming exhibition will feature new work by Shimon Attie

©Shimon Attie. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. ST. LOUIS, March 7, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present new work by Shimon Attie in Lost in Space (After Huck), the 113th installment of the museum’s popular Currents series. The free exhibition will be on view in Gallery 210 from April… Read More »

Press backgrounder: The themes of ‘Reigning Men’

Organized into five thematic sections, “Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015” highlights many factors that have influenced menswear over the last three centuries. “Revolution/Evolution” illustrates the dialogue between social and political events and men’s fashion. “East/West” observes how international cultural exchanges have introduced new materials and silhouettes to menswear. “Uniformity” explores the critical impact military… Read More »

Media alert: In free lecture, art historian will discuss Degas’ depictions of women

ST. LOUIS, April 11, 2017—Art historian George Shackelford will discuss how the Impressionist artist Edgar Degas depicted women at a free lecture at the Saint Louis Art Museum’s Farrell Auditorium on Sunday, April 30. The presentation—titled “A Woman’s Touch”—coincides with “Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade,” a groundbreaking exhibition exploring the theme of millinery… Read More »