Media alert: ‘Learning to See’ accompanied by scholarly catalogue

By | March 7, 2017

ST. LOUIS, March 7, 2017—An exhibition celebrating the promised gift of over 150 works of art assembled by Phoebe Dent Weil and Mark S. Weil is accompanied by scholarly catalogue featuring essays by the collectors and the Saint Louis Art Museum’s Elizabeth Wyckoff and Judith Mann, who curated the exhibition.

(Members of the press who wish to receive electronic review copies should contact Matthew Hathaway at matthew.hathaway@slam.org. A limited number of print copies also are available.)

Learning to See: Renaissance and Baroque Masterworks from the Phoebe Dent Weil and Mark S. Weil Collection opened March 3. Featuring more than 80 works, the exhibition demonstrates how the Weil collection will complement and enhance the museum’s collection. The free exhibition is on view through July 30 in Galleries 234 and 235.

Particularly rich in works on paper, the Weil collection includes rare and beautiful early Italian Renaissance engravings, an extraordinary group of prints by Albrecht Dürer and an exceptional selection of etchings and drypoints by Rembrandt van Rijn, including a very special impression of his “Hundred Guilder Print.” The Weil holdings also include bronzes and terracottas from the Renaissance, as well as fine examples from the 17th century, and an outstanding marble portrait bust of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius made in the 18th century.

Judith Mann and Elizabeth Wyckoff

Edited by Wyckoff and Mann, the 278-page exhibition catalogue also includes contributions from Andrew Butterfield, Leah Marie Chizek, Paola D’Agostino, Lisa Pon, Tom Rassieur, and Abigail Yoder, as well as contributions from Pon’s students—Julie Thompson Borger, Danya Epstein, Tommy Jacobi, Shien Hauh Leu, Lucy McGuigan, Katelyn McWilliams, Carol Mach Barreto Pino, and Asiel Sepúlveda.

The catalogue is available for purchase in the Museum Shops.

CONTACT: Matthew Hathaway, 314.655.5493, matthew.hathaway@slam.org