David Conradsen is the Grace L. Brumbaugh and Richard E. Brumbaugh Curator of Decorative Arts and Design. He has been with the Art Museum since 1994.
He curated “St. Louis Modern,” a 2015 exhibition on midcentury-modern design in St. Louis, with Genevieve Cortinovis. He is the author of the exhibition catalogues “Useful Beauty: American Decorative Arts from St. Louis Collections” and “University City Ceramics: Art Pottery of the American Woman’s League,” and he recently contributed an essay on early exhibitions and collections of Newcomb Pottery to “The Art & Craft of Newcomb Pottery,” published by Tulane University.
Notable media appearances and mentions
- Arts Interview with Nancy Kranzberg (KDHX, 2017)
- St. Louis Honors its iconic arch with a closer look (Modern Magazine, Dec. 14, 2015)
- ‘St. Louis Modern’ showcases designers who changed the look of the world (The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Nov. 10, 2015)
- Radio interview: Saint Louis Art Museum gives local, uncelebrated modernist treasures their due (St. Louis Public Radio, Nov. 3, 2015)
- St. Louis Art Museum to buy $825,000 Frank Lloyd Wright chandelier (The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dec. 10, 2013)
- Memorializing St. Louis Modernism: Isamu Noguchi’s American Stove Company commission (Temporary Art Review, Nov. 17, 2011)
Television and video
Recent SLAM exhibitions
- St. Louis Modern (2015)