Category Archives: exhibition press releases

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 »

Press release: Museum presents highlights of Japanese collection

ST. LOUIS, July 26, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present Japanese Painting and Calligraphy: Highlights from the Collection, an installation of four significant works that highlight the depth and range of the museum’s holdings. Japanese Painting and Calligraphy will be on view in gallery 225 from Aug. 19 through Feb. 12, 2017. The Museum’s… Read More »

Press release: ‘Impressions of War’ explores the brutality of war

ST. LOUIS, July 13, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present Impressions of War, an exhibition featuring The Disasters of War, Francisco de Goya’s 80-plate contemplation of war and its aftereffects, as well as additional series of prints by three artists whose works equally respond to the darker side of war and its aftermath. Organized… Read More »

Press release: Self-Taught Genius charts the history of American folk art through more than 100 masterworks

ST. LOUIS, May 24, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, an exhibition charting the development of folk art in America while pondering the motivations for artists who were at times considered to work outside of canonical art history. The ticketed exhibition will be on view… Read More »

Press release: Andréa Stanislav: Convergence Infinité explores natural and social histories of St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, March 24, 2016—Andréa Stanislav: Convergence Infinité opened at the Saint Louis Art Museum today. The free exhibition—the 112th installment of the museum’s popular Currents series—features new works by Freund Fellow artist Andréa Stanislav. It will be on view in Galleries 250 and 301 through June 19. Stanislav has created a new body of… Read More »