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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.

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Press kit: ‘Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds’

The Saint Louis Art Museum will present “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds,” an exhibition showcasing antiquities from one of the greatest finds in the history of underwater archaeology. The North American premiere of “Sunken Cities” will be the most significant exhibition of ancient Egyptian art undertaken in St. Louis in more than 50 years. Featuring… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum promotes Jeanette Fausz to assistant director

ST. LOUIS, July 16, 2018—Jeanette Fausz has been promoted to assistant director for exhibitions and collections, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today. Fausz oversees the museum’s departments of conservation, design, exhibitions, installation, and registration. Her promotion reflects a change in the museum’s management group that also included the promotion of Mark Macinski to assistant… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum promotes Mark Macinski to assistant director

ST. LOUIS, July 16, 2018— Mark Macinski has been promoted to assistant director for operations and security, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today. Macinski oversees the museum’s departments of building operations, engineering, and protection services. His promotion reflects a change in the museum’s management group that also included the promotion of Jeanette Fausz to… Read More »

Press release: Keli Rylance joins the Saint Louis Art Museum as head librarian

ST. LOUIS, June 27, 2018— Keli Rylance recently joined the Saint Louis Art Museum as head librarian. She will oversee the Richardson Memorial Library and the museum’s archives. A librarian, archivist and art historian, Rylance holds a doctorate in art history from The Pennsylvania State University, and a master’s degree in library and information studies… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum and Minneapolis Institute of Art announce major gifts of Native American textiles

ST. LOUIS, June 26, 2018—The Saint Louis Art Museum and the Minneapolis Institute of Art today announced gifts from St. Louis-based collectors Paul and Elissa Cahn that will elevate the museums’ collections of Native American and South American textiles. The Cahn gifts include 156 weavings and related art works. The Cahns developed their textile collection… Read More »

Press release: Amy Torbert joins the Saint Louis Art Museum as assistant curator of American art

ST. LOUIS, May 25, 2018—Amy Torbert recently joined the Saint Louis Art Museum as assistant curator of American art. “Amy brings a great deal of scholarship, enthusiasm, and networking within the broader American art community,” said Melissa Wolfe, curator of American art. “She has already made significant discoveries about objects from the 18th and 19th… Read More »

Media advisory: Museum will be open on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day

ST. LOUIS, May 22, 2018—The Saint Louis Art Museum usually is closed on Mondays, but it will be open from 10 am to 5 pm on Memorial Day (May 28) and Labor Day (Sept. 3). The museum also will be open on the Fourth of July. Tickets are available on all three holidays for “Sunken… Read More »

Press release: Textiles exhibition will highlight ancient Peruvian works in SLAM’s collection

ST. LOUIS, May 21, 2018—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present “Balance and Opposition in Ancient Peruvian Textiles,” a free exhibition that will demonstrate the diversity of ancient Peru, as well as the depth and breadth of the museum’s collection. The exhibition will be on view in Gallery 100 from June 15 through Nov. 25.… Read More »

Press release: Art Hill Film Series will celebrate ‘Epic Quests’

ST. LOUIS, May 11, 2018—Thrill seekers should head to Forest Park on four Friday evenings starting July 13, when the Saint Louis Art Museum’ transforms Art Hill into the city’s biggest cinema for a celebration of epic quests. (To download web-sized movie stills and photos from past festivals, right click on the images below.) This… Read More »

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,” 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 large-scale oil… Read More »

Press release: Upcoming exhibition will feature new work by Jennifer Bornstein

ST. LOUIS, April 10, 2018—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present work by Jennifer Bornstein in the 115th installment of the museum’s popular “Currents” series. The free exhibition will be on view in Gallery 255 from April 20 through July 15. This exhibition is a convergence of several interconnected lines of inquiry that Bornstein has… Read More »