Tag Archives: Simon Kelly

Media advisory: Mickalene Thomas will discuss artistic practice at the Saint Louis Art Museum

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 11, 2017—Artist Mickalene Thomas will discuss her work within the themes of beauty, gender and race at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Friday, Oct. 6. Joining the New York-based artist for an on-stage conversation will be Simon Kelly, the Saint Louis Art Museum’s curator of modern and contemporary art, and Lisa… Read More »

Press release: Modern millinery will be highlighted in ‘The Hats of Stephen Jones’

Video courtesy of the Victoria & Albert Museum ST. LOUIS, March 23, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present The Hats of Stephen Jones, a special installation of eight hats designed by one of the world’s best known contemporary milliners. The hats will be installed as gallery interventions throughout the museum from April 21 through… Read More »

Media alert: Museum installs recently acquired Théodore Rousseau painting

ST. LOUIS, March 16, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum recently installed Théodore Rousseau’s Pheasantry in the Forest of Compiègne, a significant work from the early career of the leading landscape painter of the Barbizon School. The museum acquired the oil painting in May 2016, but it left St. Louis soon after. The museum loaned Pheasantry… 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 »

Press release: Museum announces appointment of Hannah Klemm

ST. LOUIS, April 13, 2016—Hannah Klemm has been appointed assistant curator of modern and contemporary art, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today. She starts May 9. “Contemporary German art is both a major strength of the Saint Louis Art Museum’s collection and a focus of Hannah’s scholarly research,” said Simon Kelly, curator of modern… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum will present Currents 111: Steven and William Ladd

  ST. LOUIS, Sept. 29, 2015—The Saint Louis Art Museum next month will present Currents 111: Steven and William Ladd, an exhibition of new works referencing shared memories of the artists’ childhood in St. Louis. The free exhibition opens on Oct. 23. (To download web-ready images, or to see caption information for works of art… Read More »

Press release: Museum will present Alex Prager: Face in the Crowd

To download web-ready images, scroll down and click on thumbnails in the image gallery. ST. LOUIS, July 14, 2015 — The Saint Louis Art Museum presents Alex Prager: Face in the Crowd, the latest installment in the museum’s New Media Series. The video installation will be on view in Gallery 301 from July 17 through… Read More »

Press release: Art Museum opens international exhibition of African art on June 28

ST. LOUIS, June 15—The Saint Louis Art Museum this summer presents Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa, a rare selection of one of the most popular and best studied forms of African art from the West African countries of Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Burkina Faso. The ticketed exhibition will be on view from June… Read More »