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Welcome to SLAM’s online press room

  The Saint Louis Art Museum strives to be responsive and helpful to reporters from St. Louis and throughout the world. Please review the following information about press contacts, press releases, press previews, review copies of books and catalogues, and the museum’s photography policies.

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum publishes ‘Plains Indian Art of the Early Reservation Era’

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 20, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum recently published Plains Indian Art of the Early Reservation Era, an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural examination of one of the Midwest’s great public collections of Native American art. In 2010, Carolyn Danforth gave the museum 251 works of Plains Indian art collected by her late husband, Donald… Read More »

Press release: Sean O’Neal to lead the Saint Louis Art Museum’s digital efforts

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 14, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum recently promoted Sean O’Neal to director of digital experience and media to oversee a new department charged with identifying new ways to use technology to interpret and share the collection, advance understanding and appreciation of art, and reach new audiences. Since coming to the Art Museum… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum announces 23rd Romare Bearden Fellow

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 12, 2016— Yvonne Osei has joined the Saint Louis Art Museum as the 2016-17 Romare Bearden Graduate Minority Fellow. The fellowship aims to build a pool of talented young minority professionals to work in art-related fields in museums, galleries, non-profit organizations and universities. Osei recently completed a master of fine arts degree… Read More »

Press release: ‘Conflicts of Interest’ will explore relationship between art and war in modern Japan

  ST. LOUIS, July 26, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum will celebrate a gift of more than 1,400 Japanese prints and related works with the groundbreaking exhibition Conflicts of Interest: Art and War in Modern Japan. The gift has made the museum one of the world’s largest public repositories of Meiji-period military art, allowing for… Read More »

Press release: Museum presents highlights of Japanese collection

ST. LOUIS, July 26, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present Japanese Painting and Calligraphy: Highlights from the Collection, an installation of four significant works that highlight the depth and range of the museum’s holdings. Japanese Painting and Calligraphy will be on view in gallery 225 from Aug. 19 through Feb. 12, 2017. The Museum’s… Read More »

Press release: ‘Impressions of War’ explores the brutality of war

ST. LOUIS, July 13, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present Impressions of War, an exhibition featuring The Disasters of War, Francisco de Goya’s 80-plate contemplation of war and its aftereffects, as well as additional series of prints by three artists whose works equally respond to the darker side of war and its aftermath. Organized… Read More »

Media alert: Zoo Museum District institutions to offer special weekend member perks

ST. LOUIS, July 6, 2016—The five cultural institutions that make up the St. Louis Zoo Museum District (ZMD) will join together to offer their members reciprocal benefits and membership discounts. The offer is valid August 26-28 and must be fulfilled on-site. Members of any of the district’s institutions – the Missouri Botanical Garden, Missouri History… Read More »

Press release: Self-Taught Genius charts the history of American folk art through more than 100 masterworks

ST. LOUIS, May 24, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, an exhibition charting the development of folk art in America while pondering the motivations for artists who were at times considered to work outside of canonical art history. The ticketed exhibition will be on view… Read More »