Category Archives: exhibition press releases

Press release: Upcoming exhibition ‘Reigning Men’ traces 300 years of men’s fashionable dress

ST. LOUIS, April 24, 2017— The Saint Louis Art Museum will present “Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015,” an exhibition that celebrates a rich history of restraint and resplendence in menswear. The ticketed exhibition will be on view from June 25 through Sept. 17. Featuring more than 150 looks, “Reigning Men” traces cultural influences over… Read More »

Press release: ‘Cross-Pollination’ examines floral imagery in European textiles and porcelain

ST. LOUIS, April 10, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present “Cross-Pollination: Flowers in 18th-Century European Textiles and Porcelain,” a free exhibition on view in Gallery 100 from May 26 through Nov. 26. Cross-Pollination examines the evolution of floral imagery in European textiles, clothing, and porcelain from about 1735 to 1785. It considers the unprecedented… Read More »

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: Upcoming exhibition will feature new work by Shimon Attie

©Shimon Attie. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. ST. LOUIS, March 7, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present new work by Shimon Attie in Lost in Space (After Huck), the 113th installment of the museum’s popular Currents series. The free exhibition will be on view in Gallery 210 from April… Read More »

Media alert: ‘Learning to See’ accompanied by scholarly catalogue

ST. LOUIS, March 7, 2017—An exhibition celebrating the promised gift of over 150 works of art assembled by Phoebe Dent Weil and Mark S. Weil is accompanied by scholarly catalogue featuring essays by the collectors and the Saint Louis Art Museum’s Elizabeth Wyckoff and Judith Mann, who curated the exhibition. (Members of the press who… Read More »

Press release: William T. Kemper Foundation will be presenting sponsor for Impressionism exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 26, 2017—The William T. Kemper Foundation – Commerce Bank, Trustee has provided a lead sponsorship gift of $100,000 to support the groundbreaking exhibition Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade, which opens at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Feb. 12. (To download web-sized images, right click on the images below.) The… Read More »

Press release: Upcoming exhibition celebrates promised gift of Renaissance and Baroque masterworks

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 24, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present Learning to See: Renaissance and Baroque Masterworks from the Phoebe Dent Weil and Mark S. Weil Collection, an exhibition celebrating the promised gift of over 150 works of art assembled by Phoebe Dent Weil and Mark S. Weil over the course of some 25… Read More »

Press release: Museum announces 2017 exhibitions

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 7, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum’s 2017 schedule of ticketed exhibitions include Impressionist depictions of hats and hat making, the evolution of men’s fashion and the photography of German artist Thomas Struth. In addition, free exhibitions throughout the year will celebrate a major gift of old master sculptures and prints, explore the… Read More »

Press release: Upcoming exhibition explores Edgar Degas’ fascination with the hat makers of Paris

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 4, 2016—Best known for his depictions of Parisian dancers and laundresses, Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) was enthralled with another aspect of life in the French capital—high-fashion hats and the women who created them. The artist, invariably well-dressed and behatted himself, “was not afraid to go into ecstasies in front of the milliners’… Read More »

Press release: ‘Conflicts of Interest’ will explore relationship between art and war in modern Japan

  ST. LOUIS, July 26, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum will celebrate a gift of more than 1,400 Japanese prints and related works with the groundbreaking exhibition Conflicts of Interest: Art and War in Modern Japan. The gift has made the museum one of the world’s largest public repositories of Meiji-period military art, allowing for… Read More »