Tag Archives: Brent Benjamin

Press release: Philip Hu promoted to curator of Asian art

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 16, 2016—Philip Hu has been promoted to curator of Asian art, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today. Since joining the Museum in 2006, Hu has curated numerous gallery rotations and several exhibitions, including Conflicts of Interest: Art and War in Modern Japan, which closes January 8. In addition to editing that… 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: Saint Louis Art Museum to unveil reinstalled American art galleries

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 3, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum reopens its American art galleries this fall after the re-installation of more than 150 works of art, one-fifth of which have not been on view in more than a decade. Although some galleries have re-opened on a rolling schedule, visitors will have the opportunity to see… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum publishes ‘Plains Indian Art of the Early Reservation Era’

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 20, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum recently published Plains Indian Art of the Early Reservation Era, an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural examination of one of the Midwest’s great public collections of Native American art. In 2010, Carolyn Danforth gave the museum 251 works of Plains Indian art collected by her late husband, Donald… Read More »

Press release: Sean O’Neal to lead the Saint Louis Art Museum’s digital efforts

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 14, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum recently promoted Sean O’Neal to director of digital experience and media to oversee a new department charged with identifying new ways to use technology to interpret and share the collection, advance understanding and appreciation of art, and reach new audiences. Since coming to the Art Museum… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum announces 23rd Romare Bearden Fellow

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 12, 2016— Yvonne Osei has joined the Saint Louis Art Museum as the 2016-17 Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellow. The fellowship aims to build a pool of talented young professionals to work in art-related fields in museums, galleries, non-profit organizations and universities. Osei recently completed a master of fine arts degree in… Read More »

Press release: ‘Conflicts of Interest’ will explore relationship between art and war in modern Japan

ST. LOUIS, July 26, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum will celebrate a gift of more than 1,400 Japanese prints and related works with the groundbreaking exhibition Conflicts of Interest: Art and War in Modern Japan. The gift has made the museum one of the world’s largest public repositories of Meiji-period military art, allowing for the… Read More »

Press release: Self-Taught Genius charts the history of American folk art through more than 100 masterworks

ST. LOUIS, May 24, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, an exhibition charting the development of folk art in America while pondering the motivations for artists who were at times considered to work outside of canonical art history. The ticketed exhibition will be on view… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum marks Gateway Arch anniversary with ‘St. Louis Modern’

  ST. LOUIS, Sept. 8, 2015—The Saint Louis Art Museum this fall presents St. Louis Modern, a major exhibition exploring the St. Louis region’s significant contributions to midcentury modern design through more than 150 objects drawn from the permanent collection and more than 30 museums and private lenders around the country. The ticketed exhibition will… Read More »

Staff bio: Brent R. Benjamin, the Barbara B. Taylor Director of the Saint Louis Art Museum

Brent R. Benjamin came to the Art Museum in 1999 from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where he had served for 12 years in curatorial and administrative roles, culminating in five years as deputy director for curatorial affairs. As the Barbara B. Taylor Director of the Saint Louis Art Museum, he led the initiative… Read More »