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The Ka Nefer Nefer Mummy Mask: its collecting history

David Gill's re-examination of the reported (perhaps suggested would be a better term) collecting history of the Ka Nefer Nefer mask has just come out. It raises a whole load of questions that I am sure the St Louis Art Museum will want to answer. Show More Summary

The Ka Nefer Nefer Mummy Mask: its collecting history

My article on the acquisition of the Ka Nefer Nefer mummy mask by the St Louis Art Museum has been published in The Journal of Art Crime ("The case of the Ka Nefer Nefer mummy mask", vol. 12, 13-25). It discusses previously undisclosed information about when the curatorial team at SLAM became aware of aspects of the collecting history. Show More Summary

Saint Louis Art Museum receives $5 million gift to fund new sculpture garden

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Thanks to a generous gift of $5 million by Barbara and Andy Taylor, the Saint Louis Art Museum has begun construction of a new sculpture garden that will be installed with masterworks from the collection and more than 450 new trees. The transformative project immediately south of the museum is made possible by a gift from Barbara B. Show More Summary

Installation at Tel Aviv Museum of Art presents hundreds of items suspended from the ceiling

4 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Up in the Air, by American artist Tom Friedman (b. 1965, St. Louis, MO), is the third in a series of site-specific installations at the Lightfall of the Herta and Paul Amir Building. It is comprised of hundreds of items suspended from...Show More Summary

The Saint Louis Art Museum announces new curator for American art

last monthArts : Artdaily

M. Melissa Wolfe will join the Saint Louis Art Museum as curator and head of the Department of American Art, the Museum announced today. She assumes her duties in January. ?Melissa Wolfe is an impressive and prolific curator, havingShow More Summary

You Have Got To See What Miranda Kerr Wore Last Night (Denim Patchwork, Corvettes, And Hairdryers Were Involved)

Last night Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr attended the Louis Vuitton Monogram event at New York's Museum of Modern Art, and she took a huge risk with her outfit... And it paid off (for the most part). More » You Have Got To See What...Show More Summary

Jennifer Connelly & Chloe Sevigny Make a Stylish Appearance at Louis Vuitton Celebration

Jennifer Connelly rocks a fun dress while hitting the black carpet at the Louis Vuitton Monogram Celebration at Museum of Modern Art on Friday evening (November 7) in New York City. The 43-year-old actress was joined at the big bash by husband Paul Bettany, Chloe Sevigny, Sofia Coppola, Melissa George, and will.i.am. PHOTOS: Check out [...]

Ashley Olsen & Haley Bennett Celebrate Louis Vuitton

Ashley Olsen strikes a pose with fashion legend Christian Louboutin at the Louis Vuitton Monogram Celebration at Museum of Modern Art on Friday evening (November 7) in New York City. The 28-year-old fashion designer was joined at the big bash by actresses Haley Bennett and Mia Goth. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ashley [...]

Karlie Kloss Says Taylor Swift is Amazing, But Just a Normal Girl

Karlie Kloss looks like a beauty in black at the Louis Vuitton Monogram celebration at Museum of Modern Art on Friday evening (November 7) in New York City. The 22-year-old model was joined at the big event by fellow Victoria’s Secret model and friend Miranda Kerr. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Karlie Kloss [...]

Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban Glam Up for Red Hot Date Night!

Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban pose on the red carpet together while attending the Louis Vuitton Monogram celebration held at the Museum of Modern Art on Friday (November 7) in New York City. The couple just arrived in the Big Apple following a trip to Nashville for the CMA Awards, where Keith picked up [...]

St. Louis Museum Scores Slam Dunk with $50M Art Gift

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM) has received a gift of 225 artworks, worth upward of $50 million, from the collection of the late Edith Spink and Charles Claude Johnson Spink, who died in 2011 and 1992, respectively.

Saint Louis Art Museum announces transformative gift of Asian and American art

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Saint Louis Art Museum on Monday accepted the transformative gift of 225 works of art from the collection of the late C.C. Johnson Spink and Edith ?Edie? Spink. The bequest includes superb works by American artists ? including John...Show More Summary

Louis Vuitton Foundation museum designed by Frank Gehry opens in Paris

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Emerging from the woods at the edge of Paris like a glass ship, the hyper-modern Louis Vuitton art museum was inaugurated, kicking off an art-filled week in the French capital. French President Francois Hollande hailed architect Frank...Show More Summary

The Curator, the Fax and the Mummy Mask

I remain puzzled by the St Louis Art Museum. It seems that less than one year after acquiring the Ka-Nefer-Nefer mummy mask (the one with the name erased from the hand), a distinguished Egyptologist from a major international museumShow More Summary

The Shame of St Louis

“Credit really belongs to the art museum and its leadership for not caving in to the government's threats and, after winning the case, for compelling the government to pay the cost of defending a lawsuit that never should have been filed." Patrick McInerney of Dentons. Show More Summary

US Government Pays $425,000 for Legal Case

It now appears that the US Government has had to pay $425,000 in legal fees and costs to the St Louis Art Museum (Jenna Greence, "Feds Lose Fight Over Ancient Mummy Mask", National Law Journal October 21, 2014).The mask was purchased...Show More Summary

Will St Louis Art Museum make public ....?

David Gill asks:Will @ STLArtMuseum make public when it was first told mask came from Saqqara? How did curators take action?This is quite a significant question I think. Will SLAM answer it before somebody else does?

Metropolitan Museum of Art buys Egyptian art about to be auctioned

3 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Art world condemned the planned auction of the 4,000-year-old Treasure of Harageh collection housed in St. Louis

Ka Nefer Nefer Mask: a review of its acquisition

I have now reviewed the available correspondence and memoranda for the acquisition (and related due diligence process) of the Ka Nefer Nefer mask purchased by the St Louis Art Museum. There is clearly new evidence that has not been discussed...Show More Summary

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