Tag Archives: Simon Kelly

Media advisory: Tickets on sale soon for Kehinde Wiley’s artist talk at the Saint Louis Art Museum

Note: This lecture is sold out. ST. LOUIS, Sept. 5, 2018—Kehinde Wiley will discuss his artistic practice at the Saint Louis Art Museum during the opening of an exhibition of 11 commissioned portraits of people the artist met during a 2017 visit to St. Louis. The lecture begins at 7 pm on Oct. 19 in… Read More »

Press release: Upcoming exhibition will feature 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 »

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’

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 Sept. 4. A British artist, Jones came to… Read More »

Media alert: Museum installs recently acquired Théodore Rousseau painting

ST. LOUIS, March 16, 2017—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 »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum acquires Rachel Whiteread’s ‘Detached III’

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 21, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum recently acquired Detached III, a large-scale sculpture by the English artist Rachel Whiteread. The sculpture will be installed in the museum’s Grace Taylor Broughton Sculpture Garden. In a process Whiteread has described as “mummifying the air,” she creates casts of the negative spaces under and inside… 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. Brothers Steven and William Ladd grew up in St. Louis, and their complex, richly… Read More »