Monthly Archives: January 2017

Press release: William T. Kemper Foundation will be presenting sponsor for Impressionism exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 26, 2017—The William T. Kemper Foundation – Commerce Bank, Trustee has provided a lead sponsorship gift of $100,000 to support the groundbreaking exhibition Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade, which opens at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Feb. 12. The exhibition—organized by the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Fine… Read More »

Press release: Upcoming exhibition celebrates promised gift of Renaissance and Baroque masterworks

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 24, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present Learning to See: Renaissance and Baroque Masterworks from the Phoebe Dent Weil and Mark S. Weil Collection, an exhibition celebrating the promised gift of over 150 works of art assembled by Phoebe Dent Weil and Mark S. Weil over the course of some 25… Read More »

Press release: As part of Black History Month, SLAM will show ‘Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child’, ‘A Ballerina’s Tale’, and ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 24, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum will mark Black History Month with a variety of programming next month, including three film screenings and free gallery talks and collection tours highlighting African art and works by African-American artists. On the first three Sundays in February, the museum will screen a different film at… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum announces promotion of Lisa Çakmak

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 23, 2017—Lisa Çakmak has been promoted to associate curator of ancient art, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today. Çakmak will curate the reinstallation of the museum’s Egyptian collection later this year. As assistant curator of ancient art, she led the project through years of research and planning, including the 2014 CT-scanning… Read More »

Press release: Art in Bloom returns with a French twist on Feb. 24-26

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 18, 2017–Art in Bloom, the annual festival of fine art and fresh flowers, returns to the Saint Louis Art Museum on Friday, Feb. 24 through Sunday, Feb. 26. Tickets for the festival’s special programs—including a lecture and demonstration by celebrity florist Jeff Leatham—went on sale this week. Floral designers and garden club… Read More »

‘Sunken Cities’ background: Franck Goddio bio

“Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds” focuses on the discoveries of Franck Goddio, a pioneer of modern maritime archaeology. Goddio will discuss his work in the lecture “The Osiris Mysteries in Egypt’s Sunken Cities” in the museum’s Farrell Auditorium on Friday, March 23 at 11 am and on Sunday, March 25, at 2 pm. The lecture… Read More »

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 »