Tag Archives: Brent Benjamin

Press release: Exhibition features 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 »

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: 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: 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 »

Press release: ‘A Century of Japanese Prints’ will include recent acquisitions of modern and contemporary Japanese art

ST. LOUIS, June 19, 2017— The Saint Louis Art Museum will present “A Century of Japanese Prints,” an exhibition featuring more than 70 of the finest examples of the museum’s collection of modern and contemporary Japanese prints, two-thirds of which have never been on view at the museum. The exhibition opens Aug. 11 in Galleries… Read More »

Press release: Upcoming exhibition ‘Reigning Men’ traces 300 years of men’s fashionable dress

ST. LOUIS, April 24, 2017— The Saint Louis Art Museum will present “Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015,” an exhibition that celebrates a rich history of restraint and resplendence in menswear. The ticketed exhibition will be on view from June 25 through Sept. 17. Featuring more than 150 looks, “Reigning Men” traces cultural influences over… 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 »