This week’s Memorial Day weekend Modern Art Notes Podcast features a return visit from artist Tom Friedman and clips of Shirin Neshat and Lari Pittman. The Saint Louis Art Museum opens a new David Chipperfield-designed wing on June 29, and one of Friedman’s new works, Untitled (Seascape) (2012) graces the first gallery. The museum acquired the [...]
In the Saint Louis Beacon, Bob Duffy likes the new David Chipperfield-designed galleries and the initial installation at the Saint Louis Art Museum’s new wing (at right), but found elements of the museum’s expansion plan disappointingly unambitious. (So apparently I’m not the only one thinking SLAM would benefit from more ambition.) The Plain-Dealer’s Steven Litt reports [...]
The Saint Louis Art Museum opens its new David Chipperfield-designed wing next month. The addition provides the museum with 30 percent more gallery space than it has now, 21 new galleries in all, including new galleries for special exhibitions. (The museum’s former special exhibitions space has been converted into European painting, sculpture and works on paper [...]
The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts offer hands-on internships for recent high school graduates, college students, and graduate students. Each of the two non-profit arts institutions offers its own unique array of departments to which prospective interns may apply. Show More Summary
Karlie Kloss hits the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 6) in New York City. The 20-year-old model wore a Louis Vuitton dress paired with a Monique Pean necklace and was joined by fellow Victoria’s Secret model, Chanel Iman, who wore a J. Mendel [...]
It’s the first of May, which means that it’s May Day, International Worker’s Day, and you may as well watch the Bee Gees perform this. It also means that lots of art spaces and museums are getting ready to open their first round of summer shows. In solidarity, I present to you my (rather long) [...]
The New American Paintings, 2013 MFA Annual, Issue #105, is expected to hit newsstands across the US sometime in mid-April. The juror for the MFA Annual was Dominic Molon, Chief Curator, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Missouri. The MFA Annual is one of our most highly anticipated issues. It contains artists that have recently completed their Masters [...]
The poll this week is pretty straightforward — pick your two (2) favorite institutions in the Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District. Here are the five institutions, as listed on the ZMD website: Saint Louis Art Museum The Saint Louis Art Museum is rated as one of the principal art museums...
Brent R. Benjamin, director of the Saint Louis Art Museum, has announced details of the grand opening of the Museum?s more than 200,000-square-foot East Building, designed by renowned British architect Sir David Chipperfield with technical assistance from HOK. Show More Summary
Rick St. Hilaire is reporting that representatives of the federal government, Egypt, and the St. Louis Art Museum (SLAM) are planning to meet between February 25 and 27, 2013 at a location agreed upon by the parties concerning a settlement of the Ka Nefer Nefer forfeiture case. Show More Summary
Spain's Prado art museum Monday unveiled a newly discovered jewel of French painting in which experts found a rare image of the historic French ruler Louis of Orleans. When the Madrid museum received it from a private family in 2011,...Show More Summary
SAINT LOUIS, MO.- The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis presents Jeremy Deller: Joy in People, the first mid-career survey of one of Britain?s most significant contemporary artists. Over the past two decades, Jeremy Deller has redefined the rules of contemporary art and become a profound influence on artists emerging today. Show More Summary
ST. LOUIS, MO.- In the early 20th century, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso invented Cubism and shook the foundations of Western art. But in the 1930s, as the rise of fascism brought new urgency to questions of aesthetics and politics?questions...Show More Summary
Students attending an Anti-Defamation League-sponsored program at the St. Louis Art Museum are being encouraged to analyze a lot more than just the actual works on display, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. As Tabari Coleman, project...Show More Summary
ST. LOUIS, MO.- The work of internationally renowned abstract expressionist Edward Boccia will open with a reception Friday, Jan. 18 from 6 ? 7:30 p.m. The exhibition continues until March 3. Edward Boccia: Figurative Expressionist includes...Show More Summary
SAINT LOUIS, MO.- Andy Goldsworthy has just completed the installation of Stone Sea, a sculptural work of 25 arches constructed of roughly cut Missouri limestone, for the Saint Louis Art Museum. The sculpture is located in a new courtyard...Show More Summary
Should the St Louis Art Museum return the contested mummy mask to Egypt?
© David Gill Some of the issues that we will be discussing can be found here. I am sure that there will be comment on the St Louis Art Museum mummy mask, and the Khouli case.
This week’s Friday exhibition is “Federico Barocci: Renaissance Master” at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Barocci was a key hinge between the Renaissance and the Baroque. The exhibition includes nearly 130 works, including works on paper and major paintings, many never before seen in the United States. The exhibition was curated by SLAM’s Judith W. [...]
This is George Caleb Bingham’s The County Election (1852), probably the greatest American artwork about voting or Election Day. It’s in the collection of the Saint Louis Art Museum, which has one of those web-gizmos that allows you to zoom in on every wonderful detail in Bingham’s painting. If the most patriotic thing you can [...]