Category Archives: event press releases

Press release: Modern millinery will be highlighted in ‘The Hats of Stephen Jones’

Video courtesy of the Victoria & Albert Museum ST. LOUIS, March 23, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present The Hats of Stephen Jones, a special installation of eight hats designed by one of the world’s best known contemporary milliners. The hats will be installed as gallery interventions throughout the museum from April 21 through… Read More »

Press release: As part of Black History Month, SLAM will show ‘Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child’, ‘A Ballerina’s Tale’, and ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 24, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum will mark Black History Month with a variety of programming next month, including three film screenings and free gallery talks and collection tours highlighting African art and works by African-American artists. On the first three Sundays in February, the museum will screen a different film at… Read More »

Press release: Art in Bloom returns with a French twist on Feb. 24-26

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 18, 2017–Art in Bloom, the annual festival of fine art and fresh flowers, returns to the Saint Louis Art Museum on Friday, Feb. 24 through Sunday, Feb. 26. Tickets for the festival’s special programs—including a lecture and demonstration by celebrity florist Jeff Leatham—went on sale this week. Floral designers and garden club… Read More »

Press release: Museum will screen new film exploring the life of George Caleb Bingham

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 21, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum holds one of the world’s strongest collections of paintings by George Caleb Bingham, so it is fitting that the Museum will host the Nov. 6 St. Louis premiere of The American Artist: The Life & Times of George Caleb Bingham, a new documentary film that places… Read More »

Press release: Caleres sponsorship supports Saint Louis Art Museum’s annual Art In Bloom festival

ST. LOUIS, March 4, 2016—For the third year in a row, Caleres is providing a lead sponsorship gift of $25,000 to support Art in Bloom, the Saint Louis Art Museum’s celebration of fine art and fresh flowers. The festival begins Friday, March 11, and runs through Sunday, March 13. “Creativity is one of of our… Read More »

Press release: Art in Bloom returns to the Saint Louis Art Museum

  ST. LOUIS, Jan. 25, 2016–Art in Bloom, the annual festival of fine art and fresh flowers, returns to the Saint Louis Art Museum on Friday, March 11 through Sunday, March 13. Floral designers and garden club members will create more than 35 imaginative displays celebrating works of art in the galleries during one of… Read More »

Press release: Free lecture explores labeling of Senufo art

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 2, 2015—Visitors to the Saint Louis Art Museum can gain insight into the scholarly labeling of West African art—and consider whether such terms are accurate or useful—at a free lecture on Sept. 17 titled Beyond the Picture Frame: A Refreshed Look at Arts Identified as Senufo. The lecture complements Senufo: Art and… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum marked second anniversary of East Building by opening new sculpture garden

To download web-ready images, scroll down and click on thumbnails in the image gallery. ST. LOUIS, July 1, 2015—More than 2,000 visitors turned out Friday (June 26) to celebrate the grand opening of the Saint Louis Art Museum’s Grace Taylor Broughton Sculpture Garden, the culmination of a campus expansion that included the opening of the… Read More »

Press release: Richardson Memorial Library celebrates 100 years with centennial events

ST. LOUIS, April 15—The Saint Louis Art Museum’s Richardson Memorial Library will celebrate its 100th anniversary by hosting learning opportunities for Museum visitors of all ages, including a birthday celebration on Saturday with book-themed activities for children. The Library opened April 18, 1915 as the result of the first legacy gift ever given to the… Read More »

Press release: Sponsorship from Brown Shoe Company supports Art in Bloom

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 23, 2015—Brown Shoe Company (NYSE: BWS, brownshoe.com) has provided a lead sponsorship gift of $25,000 to support Art in Bloom, the Saint Louis Art Museum’s celebration of fine art and fresh flowers. The festival begins Friday, March 6 and runs through Sunday, March 8. “Art in Bloom is a treasured tradition in… Read More »