Monthly Archives: October 2016

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 »

Press release: Museum will screen new film exploring the life of George Caleb Bingham

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 21, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum holds one of the world’s strongest collections of paintings by George Caleb Bingham, so it is fitting that the Museum will host the Nov. 6 St. Louis premiere of The American Artist: The Life & Times of George Caleb Bingham, a new documentary film that places… Read More »

Press release: Upcoming exhibition explores Edgar Degas’ fascination with the hat makers of Paris

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 4, 2016—Best known for his depictions of Parisian dancers and laundresses, Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) was enthralled with another aspect of life in the French capital—high-fashion hats and the women who created them. The artist, invariably well-dressed and behatted himself, “was not afraid to go into ecstasies in front of the milliners’… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum to unveil reinstalled American art galleries

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 3, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum reopens its American art galleries this fall after the re-installation of more than 150 works of art, one-fifth of which have not been on view in more than a decade. Although some galleries have re-opened on a rolling schedule, visitors will have the opportunity to see… Read More »