Tag Archives: Brent Benjamin

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 »

Media alert: Museum seeks applications for Romare Bearden Minority Museum Fellowship

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 19, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum is accepting applications for the Romare Bearden Graduate Minority Museum Fellowship, a one-year, paid fellowship designed to prepare minority graduate students for careers as art historians and museum professionals. Named for African-American artist Romare Bearden, the fellowship aims to build a pool of talented young minority… 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 be… 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 »