Tag Archives: Brent Benjamin

Saint Louis Art Museum records extraordinary attendance with ‘Sunken Cities’

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 11, 2018—St. Louisans and tourists have flocked to the Saint Louis Art Museum, which welcomed 171,488 to “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds.” The exhibition, which closed Sunday, made its North American premiere in St. Louis after touring Europe. Before it made its North American premiere in St. Louis, the exhibition of treasures… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum announces 25th Romare Bearden Fellow

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 28, 2018—Alexis Assam has joined the Saint Louis Art Museum as the 2018-2019 Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellow. The fellowship aims to expand the number of under-represented professionals working in art-related fields in museums, galleries, non-profit organizations and universities. Assam is a Florida native with graduate and undergraduate degrees in art history… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum presents ‘Graphic Revolution: American Prints 1960 to Now’

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 13, 2018—The incredible explosion of printmaking activity that began in the United States in the 1960s continues to this day. It stands out for the radical spirit of exploration and experimentation that helped to expand the possibilities of contemporary art. The Saint Louis Art Museum will celebrate this reimagining of a centuries-old… Read More »

Press release: Deanna Griffin joins the Saint Louis Art Museum as assistant director

ST. LOUIS, July 23, 2018—Deanna M. Griffin will join the Saint Louis Art Museum as assistant director for curatorial affairs and museum programs, the museum announced today. Griffin will oversee the museum’s curators and educators as well as its Richardson Memorial Library. The hiring reflects a change in the museum’s management group that also included… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum promotes Jeanette Fausz to assistant director

ST. LOUIS, July 16, 2018—Jeanette Fausz has been promoted to assistant director for exhibitions and collections, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today. Fausz oversees the museum’s departments of conservation, design, exhibitions, installation, and registration. Her promotion reflects a change in the museum’s management group that also included the promotion of Mark Macinski to assistant… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum promotes Mark Macinski to assistant director

ST. LOUIS, July 16, 2018— Mark Macinski has been promoted to assistant director for operations and security, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today. Macinski oversees the museum’s departments of building operations, engineering, and protection services. His promotion reflects a change in the museum’s management group that also included the promotion of Jeanette Fausz to… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum and Minneapolis Institute of Art announce major gifts of Native American textiles

ST. LOUIS, June 26, 2018—The Saint Louis Art Museum and the Minneapolis Institute of Art today announced gifts from St. Louis-based collectors Paul and Elissa Cahn that will elevate the museums’ collections of Native American and South American textiles. The Cahn gifts include 156 weavings and related art works. The Cahns developed their textile collection… Read More »

Press release: Upcoming exhibition will feature new work by Kehinde Wiley

ST. LOUIS, April 30, 2018—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present “Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis,” a free exhibition of 11 commissioned portraits of people the artist met during a 2017 visit to St. Louis. The exhibition will be on view in galleries 249 and 250 from Oct. 19 through Feb. 10, 2019. Kehinde Wiley creates… 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 »