Press release: Upcoming ‘Currents 114’ exhibition will feature new work by Matt Saunders

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 19, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present new work by Matt Saunders in the 114th installment of the museum’s popular “Currents” series. The free exhibition will be on view in Galleries 249 and 250 from Nov. 17 through Feb. 4, 2018. Saunders works across a variety of media to challenge the… Read More »

Staff bio: Deborah Spivak, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for Ancient American Art

Deborah Spivak joined the Saint Louis Art Museum in 2017 as the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for Ancient American Art, a shared appointment with Washington University in St. Louis. A specialist in ancient art of the Andes, Spivak’s doctoral dissertation examines Loro ceramics from the Peruvian south coast. During her fellowship, Spivak will conduct collections… Read More »

Media advisory: Archaeologist will discuss the gold of rings of the ‘Griffin Warrior’

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 19, 2017— Archaeologist Sharon Stocker will discuss excavations at the Palace of Nestor at the annual George E. Mylonas Lecture at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Sunday, Oct. 22. The free lecture—titled “Lord of the Gold Rings: The Grave of the Griffin Warrior at Pylos”—will examine the four gold rings discovered… Read More »

Media advisory: Curator of Native American art will deliver annual Donald Danforth Jr. Lecture

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 12, 2017—Jill Ahlberg Yohe, an assistant curator of native American art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, will deliver the annual Donald Danforth Jr. Lecture on Native American art at the Saint Louis Art Museum. The free lecture lecture—titled “Beauty in the Making: Native American Art”—begins at 11 am on Saturday, Oct.… Read More »

Press release: Deborah Spivak joins the museum as Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for Ancient American Art

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 12, 2017—Deborah Spivak recently joined the Saint Louis Art Museum as the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for Ancient American Art, a shared appointment with Washington University in St. Louis. A specialist in ancient art of the Andes, Spivak’s doctoral dissertation examines Loro ceramics from the Peruvian south coast. During her fellowship, Spivak… Read More »

Media advisory: Mickalene Thomas will discuss artistic practice at the Saint Louis Art Museum

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 11, 2017—Artist Mickalene Thomas will discuss her work within the themes of beauty, gender and race at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Friday, Oct. 6. Joining the New York-based artist for an on-stage conversation will be Simon Kelly, the Saint Louis Art Museum’s curator of modern and contemporary art, and Lisa… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum presents ‘Thomas Struth: Nature & Politics’

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 7, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present “Thomas Struth: Nature & Politics,” an exhibition highlighting a major new body of work exploring cutting-edge technology by the celebrated German photographer. The ticketed exhibition will be on view from Nov. 5 through Jan. 21, 2018. Over the past decade, the Berlin-based artist Thomas… Read More »

Press release: Museum announces 24th Romare Bearden Fellow

ST. LOUIS, July 25, 2017—Jade Powers has joined the Saint Louis Art Museum as the 2017-2018 Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellow. The fellowship aims to build a pool of talented young under-represented professionals to work in art-related fields in museums, galleries, non-profit organizations and universities. Powers recently completely a master’s degree in religious studies from… Read More »

Press release: For ‘New Media Series,’ Art Museum will present film by Amy Granat

ST. LOUIS, June 27, 2017— The Saint Louis Art Museum will present a 2011 work by the St. Louis-based multimedia artist Amy Granat as the latest installment of the New Media Series. The film—titled “Cars, Trees, Houses, Beaches”—opens July 14 in Gallery 301. Since completing her art studies at Bard College, Granat has participated in… Read More »

Press release: Exhibition examining 300 years of men’s fashion opens this weekend

ST. LOUIS, June 19, 2017—Donning lace, silk, leather and plastic, more than 90 mannequins are nearly ready to meet visitors at the Saint Louis Art Museum, which presents a 300-year history of men’s fashion that opens to the public on Sunday (June 25).The exhibition “Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015” features more than 130 looks… Read More »