Monthly Archives: September 2015

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum will present Currents 111: Steven and William Ladd

  ST. LOUIS, Sept. 29, 2015—The Saint Louis Art Museum next month will present Currents 111: Steven and William Ladd, an exhibition of new works referencing shared memories of the artists’ childhood in St. Louis. The free exhibition opens on Oct. 23. (To download web-ready images, or to see caption information for works of art… Read More »

Staff bio: Hugh Shockey, head of conservation

Lucian H. (Hugh) Shockey Jr. joined the Saint Louis Art Museum in 2015 as head of conservation, supervising a team of conservators working in the museum’s objects, painting, paper and textiles labs. Shockey has worked in conservation for the past 20 years, the last 10 as an objects conservator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum marks Gateway Arch anniversary with St. Louis Modern

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 8, 2015—The Saint Louis Art Museum this fall presents St. Louis Modern, a major exhibition exploring the St. Louis region’s significant contributions to midcentury modern design through more than 150 objects drawn from the permanent collection and more than 30 museums and private lenders around the country. The ticketed exhibition will be… Read More »

Press release: Free lecture explores labeling of Senufo art

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 2, 2015—Visitors to the Saint Louis Art Museum can gain insight into the scholarly labeling of West African art—and consider whether such terms are accurate or useful—at a free lecture on Sept. 17 titled Beyond the Picture Frame: A Refreshed Look at Arts Identified as Senufo. The lecture complements Senufo: Art and… Read More »