Press release: Upcoming exhibition will feature new work by Jennifer Bornstein

ST. LOUIS, April 10, 2018—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present work by Jennifer Bornstein in the 115th installment of the museum’s popular “Currents” series. The free exhibition will be on view in Gallery 255 from April 20 through July 15. This exhibition is a convergence of several interconnected lines of inquiry that Bornstein has… Read More »

Press kit: ‘Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds’

The Saint Louis Art Museum will present “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds,” an exhibition showcasing antiquities from one of the greatest finds in the history of underwater archaeology. The North American premiere of “Sunken Cities” will be the most significant exhibition of ancient Egyptian art undertaken in St. Louis in more than 50 years. Featuring… Read More »

Media advisory: Panel will discuss how technology can peer beneath mummies’ wrappings

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 1, 2018—A team of St. Louis experts will discuss their findings from a series of CT scans of ancient Egyptian mummies in “Ancient Artifacts, 21st-Century Technology: Unlocking Mummies’ Secrets,” a panel discussion at the Saint Louis Art Museum at 7 pm on Friday, Feb. 16. Lisa Çakmak, the museum’s associate curator of… Read More »

Media advisory: As part of Black History Month, SLAM will show ‘The Black Power Mixtape, 1967-1975’ and ‘I Am Not Your Negro’

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 30, 2018—The Saint Louis Art Museum will mark Black History Month with a variety of programming next month, including two film screenings and free gallery talks highlighting African art. The museum will screen “The Black Power Mixtape, 1967-1975” on Saturday, Feb. 24 and “I Am Not Your Negro” on Sunday, Feb. 25.… Read More »

Press release: Art in Bloom returns to the Saint Louis Art Museum on March 2-4

Martha Stewart among featured speakers for annual festival event ST. LOUIS, Jan. 29, 2018—Art in Bloom, the annual festival of fine art and fresh flowers, returns to the Saint Louis Art Museum on Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 4. Tickets for the festival’s special programs—including a lecture by lifestyle expert, Emmy-winning television host and… Read More »

Press release: Exhibition mixes Eastern and Western art traditions, woodblocks and 3D technology

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 22, 2018—The Saint Louis Art Museum next month will present “Time Spy,” an animated 3D film that draws from Eastern and Western traditions of art, history, myth, and imagination. To create the work, Chinese artist Sun Xun merged a 1,000-year-old printmaking technique—the woodblock print—with modern film-making technologies. “Sun Xun: Time Spy” includes… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum will acquire ‘Portrait of Charlotte Cram’ by John Singer Sargent

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 12, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum Board of Commissioners has authorized the purchase of “Portrait of Charlotte Cram,” a 1900 painting by John Singer Sargent, one of the most respected portraitists in American art history. The painting will be on view starting today in Gallery 335. Brent R. Benjamin, the Barbara B.… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum receives major gift of the Thelma and Bert Ollie Memorial Art Collection; gift includes 81 works by contemporary black artists

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 4, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum today announced an extraordinary collection gift from New Jersey-based collector Ronald Maurice Ollie and his wife Monique McRipley Ollie that adds significant depth and breadth to the museum’s holdings of works by African-American artists. Ronald Ollie grew up in St. Louis. His parents, Thelma and Bert… Read More »

Press release: ‘Sunken Cities’ will take visitors on deep dive into Egyptian art

  ST. LOUIS, Nov. 20—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds,” an exhibition showcasing antiquities from one of the greatest finds in the history of underwater archaeology. The North American premiere of “Sunken Cities” will be the most significant exhibition of ancient Egyptian art undertaken in St. Louis in more… Read More »

Press release: Museum presents premiere of new video work by Ben Thorp Brown

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 10, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present the premiere exhibition of “Gropius Memory Palace,” a 2017 video work by the New York-based artist Ben Thorp Brown, as the latest installment of the New Media Series. In “Gropius Memory Palace,” Brown creates a portrait of the Fagus Factory in Alfeld, Germany, one… Read More »