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Media alert: Art Museum presents classic French silent film with live musical accompaniment

ST. LOUIS, April 13, 2017—Visitors to the Saint Louis Art Museum can step back in time for a glimpse of Parisian life when the museum presents the silent film “Au Bonheur des Dames” with live musical accompaniment. The screening will be on Saturday, May 6 at 11 am in the museum’s Farrell Auditorium. Elsie Parker… Read More »

Media alert: In free lecture, art historian will discuss Degas’ depictions of women

ST. LOUIS, April 11, 2017—Art historian George Shackelford will discuss how the Impressionist artist Edgar Degas depicted women at a free lecture at the Saint Louis Art Museum’s Farrell Auditorium on Sunday, April 30. The presentation—titled “A Woman’s Touch”—coincides with “Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade,” a groundbreaking exhibition exploring the theme of millinery… Read More »

Media alert: Tickets to Stephen Jones lecture at Art Museum now on sale

ST. LOUIS, April 6, 2017—Tickets are now on sale for an April 23 lecture at the Saint Louis Art Museum by Stephen Jones, one of the world’s best-known contemporary milliners. A British artist, Jones came to prominence in the 1980s with avant-garde designs that also engaged closely with artistic tradition. Jones’ hats have been worn… Read More »

Media alert: Register now for summer art classes at the Saint Louis Art Museum

ST. LOUIS, April 5, 2017—From one-hour activities for preschoolers and their parents to five-day courses for older children, summer classes at the Saint Louis Art Museum give young learners the opportunity to learn about art across cultures and time periods. Online registration for youth art classes at the museum is underway. Classes are held from… Read More »

Media alert: In free lecture, Mark Weil will discuss Rembrandt’s ‘Hundred Guilder Print’

ST. LOUIS, March 28, 2017—Visitors to the Saint Louis Art Museum can gain insight into Rembrandt’s famed “Hundred Guilder Print” at a free April 13 lecture by art historian Mark S. Weil. Officially titled Christ Preaching, the print reputedly earned its nickname from the large sum once paid for impressions of it. The print is… Read More »

Media alert: Museum installs recently acquired Théodore Rousseau painting

ST. LOUIS, March 16, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum recently installed Théodore Rousseau’s Pheasantry in the Forest of Compiègne, a significant work from the early career of the leading landscape painter of the Barbizon School. The museum acquired the oil painting in May 2016, but it left St. Louis soon after. The museum loaned Pheasantry… Read More »

Media alert: Art historian will discuss creativity and exploitation in the Parisian millinery trade

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 7, 2017—In conjunction with a groundbreaking exhibition exploring the theme of millinery within Impressionist iconography, art historian Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell will discuss the high-fashion hat trade in Belle Époque Paris at the Saint Louis Art Museum’s annual Mary Strauss Women in the Arts Lecture at 7 pm on Friday, March 3 in the… Read More »

Media alert: Groundbreaking Degas exhibition will be accompanied by catalogue

  ST. LOUIS, Jan. 24, 2017—The first exhibition to explore Edgar Degas’ fascination with high-fashion hats and the women who made them will be accompanied by a scholarly, full-color catalogue. The groundbreaking exhibition—Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade—opens at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Feb. 12. The catalogue is edited by the exhibition’s… Read More »

Media alert: Saint Louis Art Museum’s Annual Freedom Celebration celebrates legacy of Martin Luther King

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 9. 2017—Join the Saint Louis Art Museum on Friday (Jan. 13), for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Celebration, an annual event commemorating the legacy of Dr. King through spoken word and music performances. The free program in the museum’s Farrell Auditorium begins at 7 pm. The theme for this… Read More »