Media alert: Museum installs recently acquired Théodore Rousseau painting

ST. LOUIS, March 16, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum recently installed Théodore Rousseau’s Pheasantry in the Forest of Compiègne, a significant work from the early career of the leading landscape painter of the Barbizon School. The museum acquired the oil painting in May 2016, but it left St. Louis soon after. The museum loaned Pheasantry… Read More »

Press release: Upcoming exhibition will feature new work by Shimon Attie

©Shimon Attie. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. ST. LOUIS, March 7, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present new work by Shimon Attie in Lost in Space (After Huck), the 113th installment of the museum’s popular Currents series. The free exhibition will be on view in Gallery 210 from April… Read More »

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

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… Read More »

Media alert: Art historian will discuss creativity and exploitation in the Parisian millinery trade

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 7, 2017—In conjunction with a groundbreaking exhibition exploring the theme of millinery within Impressionist iconography, art historian Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell will discuss the high-fashion hat trade in Belle Époque Paris at the Saint Louis Art Museum’s annual Mary Strauss Women in the Arts Lecture at 7 pm on Friday, March 3 in the… Read More »

Press release: William T. Kemper Foundation will be presenting sponsor for Impressionism exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 26, 2017—The William T. Kemper Foundation – Commerce Bank, Trustee has provided a lead sponsorship gift of $100,000 to support the groundbreaking exhibition Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade, which opens at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Feb. 12. (To download web-sized images, right click on the images below.) The… Read More »

Press release: Upcoming exhibition celebrates promised gift of Renaissance and Baroque masterworks

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 24, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present Learning to See: Renaissance and Baroque Masterworks from the Phoebe Dent Weil and Mark S. Weil Collection, an exhibition celebrating the promised gift of over 150 works of art assembled by Phoebe Dent Weil and Mark S. Weil over the course of some 25… Read More »

Media alert: Groundbreaking Degas exhibition will be accompanied by catalogue

  ST. LOUIS, Jan. 24, 2017—The first exhibition to explore Edgar Degas’ fascination with high-fashion hats and the women who made them will be accompanied by a scholarly, full-color catalogue. The groundbreaking exhibition—Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade—opens at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Feb. 12. The catalogue is edited by the exhibition’s… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum announces promotion of Lisa Çakmak

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 23, 2017—Lisa Çakmak has been promoted to associate curator of ancient art, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today. Çakmak will curate the reinstallation of the museum’s Egyptian collection later this year. As assistant curator of ancient art, she led the project through years of research and planning, including the 2014 CT-scanning… Read More »

Media alert: Saint Louis Art Museum’s Annual Freedom Celebration celebrates legacy of Martin Luther King

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 9. 2017—Join the Saint Louis Art Museum on Friday (Jan. 13), for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Celebration, an annual event commemorating the legacy of Dr. King through spoken word and music performances. The free program in the museum’s Farrell Auditorium begins at 7 pm. The theme for this… Read More »