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Goldstein, Geneva, and the Mummy Mask

Mummy mask excavated at Saqqara It is known that Sidney Goldstein, the Associate Director of the St Louis Art Museum (SLAM) as well as the curator of Ancient Art, wrote a letter to Dr Mohammed Saleh, then director of the Cairo Museum,...Show More Summary

The Fondation Louis Vuitton Art Museum in France Opens This October

Eight years after Bernard Arnaud, chairman of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, first announced the project, the Fondation Louis Vuitton art museum will finally open its doors on October 27. Located west of Paris in the Bois de Boulogne...Show More Summary

Was Kaloterna 'disappeared'?

Egyptian mummy mask excavated at Saqqara Paul Barford has written on the Kaloterna collection that once (allegedly) possessed the Egyptian mummy mask discovered at Saqqara and for the time being in the St Louis Art Museum (SLAM). HeShow More Summary

Linkage: Refined San Fran Mansions; Saving a Louis Kahn Masterpiece

last weekNews : The Newsroom

Photo via Architizer · Super-genteel Pac Heights manse politely asks $9.7M. · This is how you save a Louis Kahn masterpiece. · Mashta Island home possibly by Parker is $12.8M. · Riverbed placed within Louisiana art museum. · Midtown condo...

Linkage: Refined San Fran Mansions; Saving a Louis Kahn Masterpiece

Photo via Architizer · Super-genteel Pac Heights manse politely asks $9.7M. · This is how you save a Louis Kahn masterpiece. · Mashta Island home possibly by Parker is $12.8M. · Riverbed placed within Louisiana art museum. · Midtown condo...

Saint Louis Art Museum presents 'Janaina Tschäpe: The Ocean Within'

last monthArts : Artdaily

The Saint Louis Art Museum presents Janaina Tschäpe: The Ocean Within, a 2013 video installation that explores the sensation of being in a dream world. ?Tschäpe creates a surreal, dream-like vision of the ocean, evoking feelings of both calm and disorientation in the spectator,? said Simon Kelly, curator of modern and contemporary art. Show More Summary

St Louis Art Museum and the Mummy Mask

Did the US Authorities handle the case of the mummy mask in the St Louis Art Museum in the most appropriate way? I am sure that readers of LM will have views on this. but there is a more important issue. do we believe the collectingShow More Summary

Justice Department Ceases Effort to Return Ancient Mask to Egypt

last monthArts : ArtsBeat

The St. Louis Art Museum will get to retain an ancient Egyptian mask after federal officials on Monday decided not to pursue efforts to have the artifact returned to Egypt.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "Ancient Egyptian mask likely to stay at St. Louis Art Museum after feds give up legal fight"

last monthArts : ARCAblog

Journalist Robert Patrick reported for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on July 28: The Department of Justice is giving up its fight to reclaim for Egypt a 3,200-year-old mummy mask that disappeared from that country decades ago and later found its way into the collection of the St. Show More Summary

Ka Nefer Nefer Shamed US Government Throws in Towel

The shame-faced US Department of Justice will take no further legal action over Egyptian mask in St Louis Art Museum after botched legal moves. Monday was the deadline for the department to ask for a rehearing of the June 12 decision by the 8th U.S. Show More Summary

The SLAM Mask in Two Places?

I have been reviewing some of the views on the Egyptian mummy mask acquired by the St Louis Art Museum. There is a useful piece in The International Lawyer (Spring 2013) --- based on the forfeiture statement --- that reminds us that the mummy mask was moved from Saqqara to Cairo in 1966 in box 54. Show More Summary

The Kaloterna Collection: fact or fiction?

Around 1962 the Egyptian mummy mask excavated at Saqqara, and now in the St Louis Art Museum, is reported to have entered the Kaloterna collection. What is this collection? What else formed part of the collection? Where was the collection...Show More Summary

SLAM and Collecting Histories

The time has come for the curatorial staff of the St Louis Art Museum to demonstrate that they have authenticated the documentation relating to the acquisition of the Egyptian mummy mask. The museum authorities need to explain how the...Show More Summary

St Louis Art Museum: The Egyptian Mummy Mask

The legal decision (conveniently discussed by Rik St Hilare here) that the Egyptian mummy mask acquired by the St Louis Art Museum will not be returning to Egypt leaves some questions unanswered.I have discussed this mask elsewhere.Show More Summary

Frank Gehry-Designed Louis Vuitton Art Museum To Open In October

Gehry's long-awaited--and controversial--contemporary art museum will open on October 23. Fondation Louis Vuitton, an organization devoted to promoting contemporary art in France and elsewhere, will open the doors of its controversial new Parisian museum in October this year. Show More Summary

The Legal Case of the Mummy Mask of Lady Ka-nefer-nefer at the St. Louis Art Museum Ignites Discussion on Museum Security Network after Courthouse News Reports US Court Rules US Government Could Not Prove Theft

3 months agoArts : ARCAblog

by Catherine Sezgin, ARCA Blog Editor In 2011, the Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM) took legal action to keep the Mummy Mask of Lady Ka-nefer-nefer from being taken by the U.S. government on the grounds that authorities knew about the mask as early as 2005 and that a five-year-statue of limitations period had expired ("St. Show More Summary

Saint Louis Art Museum presents "Tragic and Timeless: The Art of Mark Rothko"

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Saint Louis Art Museum presents a free exhibition that celebrates the diversity of nearly 30 years of artistic output from Mark Rothko, a crucial figure in the American Abstract Expressionist movement. The exhibition, titled Tragic...Show More Summary

Sotheby's Contemporary Day Sale raises $2.179 million for Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

On Thursday, May 15, at Sotheby?s Contemporary Art Day Sale, fourteen lots were auctioned to benefit the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, raising $2.179 million in the single biggest fundraising day in the Museum?s history. Integral...Show More Summary

Met acquires monumental Le Brun portrait

A year ago the Metropolitan Museum of Art only had a few drawings by French baroque master Charles Le Brun, a major hole in their collection since Le Brun was First Painter of King Louis XIV (the king said Le Brun was “the greatest French painter of all time”) and enormously influential for centuries after [...]

Monumental postcards by Katharina Fritsch on view at The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis presents a focused selection of five large-scale ?postcard sculptures? by celebrated German artist Katharina Fritsch. On view May 9 through August 10, Katharina Fritsch: Postcards features works made by enlarging and silkscreening images originally found on travel postcards onto sheets of shaped plastic. Show More Summary

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