Staff bio: Simon Kelly, curator of modern and contemporary art

  Simon Kelly, curator of modern and contemporary art since 2010, recently co-curated Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade (2017). Kelly co-curated Impressionist France (2014), and he curated the installation for the Grace Taylor Broughton Sculpture Garden, as well as several Currents exhibitions. He has published extensively on 19th and early-20th century French art… 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: Modern millinery will be highlighted in ‘The Hats of Stephen Jones’

Video courtesy of the Victoria & Albert Museum ST. LOUIS, March 23, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present The Hats of Stephen Jones, a special installation of eight hats designed by one of the world’s best known contemporary milliners. The hats will be installed as gallery interventions throughout the museum from April 21 through… Read More »

Media alert: Museum installs recently acquired Théodore Rousseau painting

ST. LOUIS, March 16, 2016—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 »

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: Museum announces 2017 exhibitions

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 7, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum’s 2017 schedule of ticketed exhibitions include Impressionist depictions of hats and hat making, the evolution of men’s fashion and the photography of German artist Thomas Struth. In addition, free exhibitions throughout the year will celebrate a major gift of old master sculptures and prints, explore the… Read More »

Press release: Upcoming exhibition explores Edgar Degas’ fascination with the hat makers of Paris

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 4, 2016—Best known for his depictions of Parisian dancers and laundresses, Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) was enthralled with another aspect of life in the French capital—high-fashion hats and the women who created them. The artist, invariably well-dressed and behatted himself, “was not afraid to go into ecstasies in front of the milliners’… Read More »

Press release: Museum announces appointment of Hannah Klemm

ST. LOUIS, April 13, 2016—Hannah Klemm has been appointed assistant curator of modern and contemporary art, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today. She starts May 9. “Contemporary German art is both a major strength of the Saint Louis Art Museum’s collection and a focus of Hannah’s scholarly research,” said Simon Kelly, curator of modern… Read More »

Press release: Andréa Stanislav: Convergence Infinité explores natural and social histories of St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, March 24, 2016—Andréa Stanislav: Convergence Infinité opened at the Saint Louis Art Museum today. The free exhibition—the 112th installment of the museum’s popular Currents series—features new works by Freund Fellow artist Andréa Stanislav. It will be on view in Galleries 250 and 301 through June 19. Stanislav has created a new body of… Read More »

Press release: Upcoming exhibition will show new work by Andréa Stanislav

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 2, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present Andréa Stanislav: Convergence Infinité, an exhibition of contemporary art exploring the complex meanings associated with the natural and mythological history of St. Louis. The free exhibition will be on view in Galleries 250 and 301 from March 24 through June 19. The exhibition—the 112th… Read More »