Category Archives: collection press releases

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum will acquire ‘Portrait of Charlotte Cram’ by John Singer Sargent

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 12, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum Board of Commissioners has authorized the purchase of “Portrait of Charlotte Cram,” a 1900 painting by John Singer Sargent, one of the most respected portraitists in American art history. The painting will be on view starting today in Gallery 335. Brent R. Benjamin, the Barbara B.… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum receives major gift of the Thelma and Bert Ollie Memorial Art Collection; gift includes 81 works by contemporary black artists

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 4, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum today announced an extraordinary collection gift from New Jersey-based collector Ronald Maurice Ollie and his wife Monique McRipley Ollie that adds significant depth and breadth to the museum’s holdings of works by African-American artists. Ronald Ollie grew up in St. Louis. His parents, Thelma and Bert… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum acquires Rachel Whiteread’s ‘Detached III’

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 21, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum recently acquired Detached III, a large-scale sculpture by the English artist Rachel Whiteread. The sculpture will be installed in the museum’s Grace Taylor Broughton Sculpture Garden. In a process Whiteread has described as “mummifying the air,” she creates casts of the negative spaces under and inside… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum to unveil reinstalled American art galleries

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 3, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum reopens its American art galleries this fall after the re-installation of more than 150 works of art, one-fifth of which have not been on view in more than a decade. Although some galleries have re-opened on a rolling schedule, visitors will have the opportunity to see… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum acquires ‘Sunday Morning Breakfast’ by Horace Pippin

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 15, 2015—The Saint Louis Art Museum announces the acquisition of “Sunday Morning Breakfast”, a 1943 painting by the esteemed African-American artist Horace Pippin. The purchase was approved unanimously on Monday evening by the museum’s board of commissioners. The painting will be on view in gallery 337 starting on Friday (Dec. 18). “Sunday… Read More »