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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 »

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 »

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: 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 »

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 »

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 Museum 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: 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 »