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Media advisory: Panel will discuss how technology can peer beneath mummies’ wrappings

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 1, 2018—A team of St. Louis experts will discuss their findings from a series of CT scans of ancient Egyptian mummies in “Ancient Artifacts, 21st-Century Technology: Unlocking Mummies’ Secrets,” a panel discussion at the Saint Louis Art Museum at 7 pm on Friday, Feb. 16. Lisa Çakmak, the museum’s associate curator of… Read More »

Media advisory: As part of Black History Month, SLAM will show ‘The Black Power Mixtape, 1967-1975’ and ‘I Am Not Your Negro’

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 30, 2018—The Saint Louis Art Museum will mark Black History Month with a variety of programming next month, including two film screenings and free gallery talks highlighting African art. The museum will screen “The Black Power Mixtape, 1967-1975” on Saturday, Feb. 24 and “I Am Not Your Negro” on Sunday, Feb. 25.… Read More »

Press release: Art in Bloom returns to the Saint Louis Art Museum on March 2-4

Martha Stewart among featured speakers for annual festival event ST. LOUIS, Jan. 29, 2018—Art in Bloom, the annual festival of fine art and fresh flowers, returns to the Saint Louis Art Museum on Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 4. Tickets for the festival’s special programs—including a lecture by lifestyle expert, Emmy-winning television host and… Read More »

‘Sunken Cities’ background: international coverage

“Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds” was praised by crowds and critics when it was on view at the British Museum in 2016. The exhibition similarly wowed the European press when it was presented under a different title at the Rietberg Museum in Zurich and Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris. Archaeologist Franck Goddio’s discoveries were… Read More »

‘Sunken Cities’ background: discovery and excavation

With a unique survey-based approach that utilizes the most sophisticated technical equipment, Franck Goddio and his team, in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry for Antiquities, were able to locate, map and excavate parts of the city of Thonis-Heracleion, which lies about four miles off today’s coastline. The city is located within an overall research area… Read More »

‘Sunken Cities’ background: Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus

More than 1,200 years ago, two cities on Egypt’s north coast disappeared into the Mediterranean Sea. They were victims of different natural catastrophes, like the rising of the sea level and seismic disruption, which triggered tidal waves. Over the coming centuries, these cities were largely forgotten.  Ancient accounts told of the cities’ splendor and magnificence,… Read More »

‘Sunken Cities’ background: The Mysteries of Osiris

Franck Goddio’s discoveries helped scholars understand the Mysteries of Osiris, an annual water celebration along the canals between Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus commemorating one of Egypt’s most important myths—the murder and resurrection of the god Osiris. Many of the Mysteries were conducted in secret by specially consecrated priests, and we know of them now only through… Read More »

Press release: Program series will explore art and science

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 4, 2017—Starting this month, the Saint Louis Art Museum will present Art+Science, a series of lectures, gallery talks, films and other events exploring the how science and technology shape creativity and the way humans respond to art. The diverse programs are not tied to any specific exhibition, but several events will complement… Read More »

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

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 19, 2017— Archaeologist Sharon Stocker will discuss excavations at the Palace of Nestor at the annual George E. Mylonas Lecture at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Sunday, Oct. 22. The free lecture—titled “Lord of the Gold Rings: The Grave of the Griffin Warrior at Pylos”—will examine the four gold rings discovered… 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 »