books0977: Banquet Scene with a Lute Player (c.1625). Nicolas Tournier (French, 1590–before February 1639). Oil on canvas. Saint Louis Art Museum. Bright light and contrasting shadow have been used to especially good effect in this banquet scene. The scene is set in an inn or a brothel and the single female may be a courtesan. Show More Summary
The Saint Louis Art Museum is seeking an A.W. Mellon Fellow for Prints, Drawings and Photographs.
This one is hard to resist: the 538th issue of a+u is devoted to Louis I. Kahn's Kimbell Art Museum, presenting drawings as well as some photographs and essays by Lawrence Speck and Carlos Jimenez.
Woodland Interior, Louis Comfort Tiffany Watercolor and gouache on tan paper, roughly 16×22? (40x56cm), in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. James Gurney has a nice post on his blog today about some of his favorite gouache Masters, which prompted me to think of a few artists who did beautiful work in gouache, though they were […]
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. Show More Summary
hadrian6: The First Funeral. 1883. Louis Ernest Barrias. French 1841-1905. Museum of Fine Arts. Lyon. http://hadrian6.tumblr.com
Here's a nifty piece of street art: Save The Bees (2015) by Louis Masai. It's part of Nature Late at the Horniman Museum and Gardens on Thursday 14 May, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. There are lots of other goodies. Tickets cost £5. CLICK to visit the Horniman website and to book.
Kristen Watts has been appointed director of exhibitions and design at the Saint Louis Art Museum, where she will plan and supervise all aspects of the museum?s robust exhibition schedule. She starts at the museum in June. ?Kristen has...Show More Summary
Jennifer Connelly shows off some serious shoulder action while attending the 2015 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 4) in New York City. The 44-year-old actress was joined on the red carpet by her husband Paul Bettany. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jennifer Connelly The week before, [...]
The Saint Louis Art Museum is presenting Beyond Bosch: The Afterlife of a Renaissance Master in Print, an exhibition exploring the significant role that prints inspired by Hieronymus Bosch played in establishing the Netherlandish master as a highly desirable brand in the growing print market of the 16th century. Show More Summary
This spring, the RISD Museum presents Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association. Co-organized with the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis, this is the first public museum exhibition...Show More Summary
Lucian H. (Hugh) Shockey Jr. will join the Saint Louis Art Museum as head of conservation, supervising a team of conservators working in the museum?s objects, painting, paper and textiles labs. Shockey starts the at the museum on Aug. Show More Summary
Kris Jenner wears all while while out and about on Wednesday (March 4) in Paris, France. That same day, the 59-year-old reality star’s son-in-law Kanye West hit up the Louis Vuitton art museum. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kris Jenner The night before, Kris did a little late-night shopping trip at Selfridges in [...]
One of the artifacts that was controversially put up for auction by the St. Louis Society of the American Institute for Archaeology last year has been acquired by the Dallas Museum of Art. It’s the effigy vase from the Late Classic Era (700-900 A.D.) excavated at Quiriguá, Guatemala, in 1911. According to a December press [...]
During opening week for two special exhibitions at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the museum has announced that Catherine L. Futter ? responsible for both exhibitions ? has been promoted to the Louis L. and Adelaide C. Ward Senior Curator of European Arts. Show More Summary
by Catherine Schofield Sezgin, ARCA Blog Editor-in-chiefIn the Fall 2014 issue of The Journal of Art Crime, David Gill publishes "The Case of the Ka Nefer Nefer Mummy Mask". Here's the abstract: In 1998 the St Louis Art Museum (SLAM) purchased an Egyptian 19 Dynasty mummy mask from Phoenix Ancient Art for USD$499,000. Show More Summary
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
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
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
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