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

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 19, 2017— Archaeologist Sharon Stocker 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, Oct. 22. The free lecture—titled “Lord of the Gold Rings: The Grave of the Griffin Warrior at Pylos”—will examine the four… 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 »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum presents ‘Thomas Struth: Nature & Politics’

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 7, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present “Thomas Struth: Nature & Politics,” an exhibition highlighting a major new body of work exploring cutting-edge technology by the celebrated German photographer. The ticketed exhibition will be on view from Nov. 5 through Jan. 21, 2018. Over the past decade, the Berlin-based artist Thomas… Read More »

Media advisory: Panel will discuss the evolution and impact of hip-hop fashion

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21, 2017—Rikki Byrd and Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr. will discuss the evolution of hip-hop culture and its impact on fashion, art and ideas of black masculinity at “Hip Hop and Fashion: From the Streets to the Runway,” a panel discussion at the Saint Louis Art Museum at 7 pm on Friday, Sept.… Read More »

Press release: Museum announces 24th Romare Bearden Fellow

ST. LOUIS, July 25, 2017—Jade Powers has joined the Saint Louis Art Museum as the 2017-2018 Romare Bearden Graduate Minority Fellow. The fellowship aims to build a pool of talented young under-represented professionals to work in art-related fields in museums, galleries, non-profit organizations and universities. Powers recently completely a master’s degree in religious studies from… Read More »

Press release: Museum presents SLAM Vogue fundraiser featuring fashion show conceived by André Leon Talley on Saturday, July 15

ST. LOUIS, July 7, 2017— Inspired by “Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015,” the Saint Louis Art Museum’s summer fundraising event, SLAM Vogue, will benefit the museum and feature a vibrant evening of creative fashion interventions, themed cocktails and cuisine, and music. Tickets are still available. The evening’s highlight will be Fluid Fashion 18, a… Read More »

Press release: For ‘New Media Series,’ Art Museum will present film by Amy Granat

ST. LOUIS, June 27, 2017— The Saint Louis Art Museum will present a 2011 work by the St. Louis-based multimedia artist Amy Granat as the latest installment of the New Media Series. The film—titled “Cars, Trees, Houses, Beaches”—opens July 14 in Gallery 301. (To download web-sized images, right click on the images below.) Since completing… Read More »