Monthly Archives: September 2018

What’s happening out there?

An important work by American sculptor Richard Serra is being installed in the road between the Main Building steps and the Apotheosis of St. Louis statue. Serra meant for this work to be embedded in asphalt so that it can be driven and walked over, rather than simply observed. The sculpture—To Encircle Base Plate Hexagram,… Read More »

Media advisory: Scholar will discuss art by Native American women in annual Donald Danforth Jr. Lecture

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 24, 2018—Sherry Farrell Racette will focus on the work of Native American women when she delivers the annual Donald Danforth Jr. Lecture on Native American art at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Saturday, Oct. 13. While the North American fur trade is typically discussed as a male endeavor, objects in museum… Read More »

Saint Louis Art Museum records extraordinary attendance with ‘Sunken Cities’

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 11, 2018—St. Louisans and tourists have flocked to the Saint Louis Art Museum, which welcomed 171,488 to “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds.” The exhibition, which closed Sunday, made its North American premiere in St. Louis after touring Europe. Before it made its North American premiere in St. Louis, the exhibition of treasures… Read More »

Media advisory: Upcoming road closures on Fine Arts Drive

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 10, 2018—Fine Arts Drive will be closed and parking will be limited this week as the Saint Louis Art Museum takes down its blockbuster exhibition “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds” and crews prepare Art Hill for the Great Forest Park Balloon Race. See below for more information on specific closures. Tuesday, Sept.… Read More »

Media advisory: Tickets on sale soon for Kehinde Wiley’s artist talk at the Saint Louis Art Museum

Note: This lecture is sold out. ST. LOUIS, Sept. 5, 2018—Kehinde Wiley will discuss his artistic practice at the Saint Louis Art Museum during the opening of an exhibition of 11 commissioned portraits of people the artist met during a 2017 visit to St. Louis. The lecture begins at 7 pm on Oct. 19 in… Read More »