Tag Archives: Edgar Degas

Media alert: Art Museum presents classic French silent film with live musical accompaniment

ST. LOUIS, April 13, 2017—Visitors to the Saint Louis Art Museum can step back in time for a glimpse of Parisian life when the museum presents the silent film “Au Bonheur des Dames” with live musical accompaniment. The screening will be on Saturday, May 6 at 11 am in the museum’s Farrell Auditorium. Elsie Parker… Read More »

Media alert: In free lecture, art historian will discuss Degas’ depictions of women

ST. LOUIS, April 11, 2017—Art historian George Shackelford will discuss how the Impressionist artist Edgar Degas depicted women at a free lecture at the Saint Louis Art Museum’s Farrell Auditorium on Sunday, April 30. The presentation—titled “A Woman’s Touch”—coincides with “Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade,” a groundbreaking exhibition exploring the theme of millinery… Read More »

Media alert: Tickets to Stephen Jones lecture at Art Museum now on sale

ST. LOUIS, April 6, 2017—Tickets are now on sale for an April 23 lecture at the Saint Louis Art Museum by Stephen Jones, one of the world’s best-known contemporary milliners. A British artist, Jones came to prominence in the 1980s with avant-garde designs that also engaged closely with artistic tradition. Jones’ hats have been worn… Read More »

Media alert: Art historian will discuss creativity and exploitation in the Parisian millinery trade

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 7, 2017—In conjunction with a groundbreaking exhibition exploring the theme of millinery within Impressionist iconography, art historian Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell will discuss the high-fashion hat trade in Belle Époque Paris at the Saint Louis Art Museum’s annual Mary Strauss Women in the Arts Lecture at 7 pm on Friday, March 3 in the… 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 »