Category Archives: media alerts

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 »

Media alert: Free performances mark the holidays at Art Museum’s Winter Celebrations

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 30, 2016—Celebrate the season at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Dec. 9-11 at Winter Celebrations, a festival of free performances and art activities inspired by traditions from around the world. The festival kicks off on Friday evening (Dec. 9) with music performances in the museum and the Grace Taylor Broughton Sculpture… Read More »

Media alert: ‘Vote Your Art’ balloting underway

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 3—Polls are open at the Saint Louis Art Museum as visitors cast their ballots for their favorite work as part of Vote Your Art, a five-way contest between candidates from the American, Native American, ancient American, and decorative arts collections. Informed voters can view the nominees in our galleries or online, study… Read More »

Media alert: Archaeologist will discuss preserved Greek merchant ship

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 27, 2016— Archaeologist Andrea Berlin will discuss the best preserved, small Greek merchant ship ever found at the annual George E. Mylonas Lecture at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Friday, Nov. 4. Berlin, the James R. Wiseman Chair in Classical Archaeology at Boston University, will discuss the largely intact Kyrenia Ship,… Read More »

Media alert: To celebrate Veterans Day, SLAM offers free military-themed tours

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 25, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum once again will commemorate Veterans Day by offering three days of special, military-themed tours of its encyclopedic collection. The free tours are designed and led by volunteer docents at the Art Museum who also served in the armed forces. This is the fifth year of the… Read More »

Media alert: Native American art curator will deliver SLAM’s annual Danforth lecture

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 24, 2016—Emil Her Many Horses, a curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, will deliver the annual Danforth Lecture on Native American art at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Saturday (Oct. 29). Her Many Horses, an associate curator and beadwork artist at National Museum of the American Indian,… Read More »

Media alert: Zoo Museum District institutions to offer special weekend member perks

ST. LOUIS, July 6, 2016—The five cultural institutions that make up the St. Louis Zoo Museum District (ZMD) will join together to offer their members reciprocal benefits and membership discounts. The offer is valid August 26-28 and must be fulfilled on-site. Members of any of the district’s institutions – the Missouri Botanical Garden, Missouri History… Read More »

Media alert: Museum seeks applications for Romare Bearden Minority Museum Fellowship

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 19, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum is accepting applications for the Romare Bearden Graduate Minority Museum Fellowship, a one-year, paid fellowship designed to prepare minority graduate students for careers as art historians and museum professionals. Named for African-American artist Romare Bearden, the fellowship aims to build a pool of talented young minority… Read More »

Media alert: St. Louis florist wins Art in Bloom’s Best in Show award with riff on Driftwood on the Bagaduce

ST. LOUIS, March 6, 2015 – Veteran St. Louis floral designer Dean Riebeling won Best in Show at the Saint Louis Art Museum’s Art in Bloom for his floral interpretation of Driftwood on the Bagaduce by Marsden Hartley. (See Riebeling’s arrangement and all the Art in Bloom winners in this online gallery.) Art in Bloom… Read More »