Monthly Archives: May 2016

Press release: Self-Taught Genius charts the history of American folk art through more than 100 masterworks

ST. LOUIS, May 24, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, an exhibition charting the development of folk art in America while pondering the motivations for artists who were at times considered to work outside of canonical art history. The ticketed exhibition will be on view… Read More »

Press release: Museum announces appointment of Gretchen Wagner

ST. LOUIS, May 10, 2016—Gretchen Wagner has been appointed Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today. The history of printmaking and the role of artist’s editions in contemporary practice is a primary focus of Wagner’s research. She has, for example, explored the worlds of 1970s conceptual… Read More »

Press release: Museum appoints Amber Withycombe director of institutional giving

ST. LOUIS, May 3, 2016—Amber Withycombe has been appointed director of institutional giving at the Saint Louis Art Museum, where she will oversee funding relationships with corporations and foundations and serve as the institution’s chief representative to the St. Louis corporate-funding community. Withycombe recently was director of development for LaunchCode, the St. Louis-based national nonprofit… Read More »

Staff bio: Hannah Klemm, assistant curator of modern and contemporary art

Hannah Klemm, the assistant curator of modern and contemporary art, curates the museum’s “Currents” and “New Media Series” exhibitions. Klemm previously was the Fisher Collection Graduate Curatorial Fellow at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where she has worked on the contemporary German art collection. She holds a doctorate from the the University of… Read More »