Press release: Museum announces promotion of David Conradsen

By | January 13, 2016

David Conradsen, the Grace L. Brumbaugh and Richard E. Brumbaugh Curator of Decorative Arts and Design

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 13, 2016—David Conradsen has been promoted to the Grace L. Brumbaugh and Richard E. Brumbaugh Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today.

Since joining the museum in 1994, Conradsen has curated several important exhibitions, including Useful Beauty: Early American Decorative Arts from St. Louis Collections (1999) and University City Ceramics: Art Pottery of the American Woman’s League (2004). These exhibitions greatly advanced scholarship on the subjects and resulted in significant growth of the Museum’s collection.

His most recent accomplishment is the conceptualization and organization of St. Louis Modern, the groundbreaking exhibition co-curated with his colleague Genevieve Cortinovis. The exhibition, which is on view through Jan. 31, elucidates the interconnected modernist designers and collectors in St. Louis.

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