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Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum announces promotion of Lisa Çakmak

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 23, 2017—Lisa Çakmak has been promoted to associate curator of ancient art, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today. Çakmak will curate the reinstallation of the museum’s Egyptian collection later this year. As assistant curator of ancient art, she led the project through years of research and planning, including the 2014 CT-scanning… Read More »

Press release: Philip Hu promoted to curator of Asian art

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 16, 2016—Philip Hu has been promoted to curator of Asian art, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today. Since joining the Museum in 2006, Hu has curated numerous gallery rotations and several exhibitions, including Conflicts of Interest: Art and War in Modern Japan, which closes January 8. In addition to editing that… Read More »

Press release: Sean O’Neal to lead the Saint Louis Art Museum’s digital efforts

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 14, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum recently promoted Sean O’Neal to director of digital experience and media to oversee a new department charged with identifying new ways to use technology to interpret and share the collection, advance understanding and appreciation of art, and reach new audiences. Since coming to the Art Museum… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum announces 23rd Romare Bearden Fellow

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 12, 2016— Yvonne Osei has joined the Saint Louis Art Museum as the 2016-17 Romare Bearden Graduate Minority Fellow. The fellowship aims to build a pool of talented young minority professionals to work in art-related fields in museums, galleries, non-profit organizations and universities. Osei recently completed a master of fine arts degree… Read More »

Press release: Museum announces appointment of Gretchen Wagner

ST. LOUIS, May 10, 2016—Gretchen Wagner has been appointed Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today. The history of printmaking and the role of artist’s editions in contemporary practice is a primary focus of Wagner’s research. She has, for example, explored the worlds of 1970s conceptual… Read More »

Press release: Museum appoints Amber Withycombe director of institutional giving

ST. LOUIS, May 3, 2016—Amber Withycombe has been appointed director of institutional giving at the Saint Louis Art Museum, where she will oversee funding relationships with corporations and foundations and serve as the institution’s chief representative to the St. Louis corporate-funding community. Withycombe recently was director of development for LaunchCode, the St. Louis-based national nonprofit… Read More »

Press release: Museum announces appointment of Hannah Klemm

ST. LOUIS, April 13, 2016—Hannah Klemm has been appointed assistant curator of modern and contemporary art, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today. She starts May 9. “Contemporary German art is both a major strength of the Saint Louis Art Museum’s collection and a focus of Hannah’s scholarly research,” said Simon Kelly, curator of modern… Read More »

Museum announces promotion of Genevieve Cortinovis

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 22, 2016—Genevieve Cortinovis has been promoted to assistant curator of decorative arts and design, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today. “Genny’s expertise in textiles and modern and contemporary design will bring fresh perspectives to these areas of the collection,” said David Conradsen, the Grace L. Brumbaugh and Richard E. Brumbaugh Curator… Read More »

Press release: Museum announces promotion of David Conradsen

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 13, 2016—David Conradsen has been promoted to the Grace L. Brumbaugh and Richard E. Brumbaugh Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today. Since joining the museum in 1994, Conradsen has curated several important exhibitions, including Useful Beauty: Early American Decorative Arts from St. Louis Collections (1999)… Read More »