Monthly Archives: January 2016

Press release: Art in Bloom returns to the Saint Louis Art Museum

  ST. LOUIS, Jan. 25, 2016–Art in Bloom, the annual festival of fine art and fresh flowers, returns to the Saint Louis Art Museum on Friday, March 11 through Sunday, March 13. Floral designers and garden club members will create more than 35 imaginative displays celebrating works of art in the galleries during one of… Read More »

Staff bio: Alexander Marr, assistant curator for Native American art

Alexander Brier Marr joined the Saint Louis Art Museum in 2016 as assistant curator for Native American art. Marr served as Mellon Pre-Doctoral Fellow in Native American Art at the Portland Art Museum, where contributed major research to a forthcoming traveling exhibition of the Axel Rasmussen Collection of Northwest Coast art. He is co-editing an… 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 »

Press release: Museum announces promotion of David Conradsen

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 13, 2016—David Conradsen has been promoted to the Grace L. Brumbaugh and Richard E. Brumbaugh Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today. Since joining the museum in 1994, Conradsen has curated several important exhibitions, including Useful Beauty: Early American Decorative Arts from St. Louis Collections (1999)… Read More »

Press release: Exhibition will highlight carpets and tents from the Ballard collection

  ST. LOUIS, Jan. 11, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present The Carpet and the Connoisseur: The James F. Ballard Collection of Oriental Rugs, a major exhibition highlighting the extraordinary range of Oriental carpets assembled by an early 20th-century American collector who set a new standard for collecting and scholarship. The ticketed exhibition will… Read More »