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Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum presents ‘Graphic Revolution: American Prints 1960 to Now’

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 13, 2018—The incredible explosion of printmaking activity that began in the United States in the 1960s continues to this day. It stands out for the radical spirit of exploration and experimentation that helped to expand the possibilities of contemporary art. The Saint Louis Art Museum will celebrate this reimagining of a centuries-old… Read More »

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Press release: Upcoming exhibition will feature 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 »

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 »

Media advisory: Upcoming road closures on Fine Arts Drive

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 10, 2018—Fine Arts Drive will be closed and parking will be limited this week as the Saint Louis Art Museum takes down its blockbuster exhibition “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds” and crews prepare Art Hill for the Great Forest Park Balloon Race. See below for more information on specific closures. Tuesday, Sept.… Read More »

Media advisory: Tickets on sale soon for Kehinde Wiley’s artist talk at the Saint Louis Art Museum

Note: This lecture is sold out. ST. LOUIS, Sept. 5, 2018—Kehinde Wiley will discuss his artistic practice at the Saint Louis Art Museum during the opening of an exhibition of 11 commissioned portraits of people the artist met during a 2017 visit to St. Louis. The lecture begins at 7 pm on Oct. 19 in… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum announces 25th Romare Bearden Fellow

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 28, 2018—Alexis Assam has joined the Saint Louis Art Museum as the 2018-2019 Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellow. The fellowship aims to expand the number of under-represented professionals working in art-related fields in museums, galleries, non-profit organizations and universities. Assam is a Florida native with graduate and undergraduate degrees in art history… Read More »

Media advisory: Art Museum will extend hours for final week of ‘Sunken Cities’ exhibition

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 27, 2018—With just two weeks left to see its blockbuster exhibition of ancient Egyptian artifacts, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today it will be open on Labor Day and offer extended hours on two days during the final week of “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds.” The museum typically is closed on… Read More »

Media advisory: Tickets available for ‘Sunken Cities’ presentations at the Saint Louis Art Museum

ST. LOUIS, July 25, 2018—Visitors to the Saint Louis Art Museum’s blockbuster exhibition “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds” can dive deeper at upcoming presentations in the museum’s Farrell Auditorium. Showcasing antiquities from one of the greatest finds in the history of underwater archaeology, the North American premiere of “Sunken Cities” is the most significant exhibition… Read More »

Press release: Deanna Griffin joins the Saint Louis Art Museum as assistant director

ST. LOUIS, July 23, 2018—Deanna M. Griffin will join the Saint Louis Art Museum as assistant director for curatorial affairs and museum programs, the museum announced today. Griffin will oversee the museum’s curators and educators as well as its Richardson Memorial Library. The hiring reflects a change in the museum’s management group that also included… Read More »