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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 resources and polices, and let us know if there’s anything we can do to provide more assistance. Who to contact at the museum Members of the news… Read More »

Media alert: SLAM needs your vote to keep its lead as America’s best free museum

  ST. LOUIS, Aug. 3, 2016—Missouri’s primary elections wrapped up Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean St. Louisans are finished with their civic duty. With voting is still underway through Aug. 29, the Saint Louis Art Museum was leading 19 of its peers as the best free museum in America in the 10 Best Readers’ Choice… Read More »

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

  ST. LOUIS, July 26—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 the… Read More »

Press release: Museum presents highlights of Japanese collection

ST. LOUIS, July 26—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 collection… Read More »

Press release: Upcoming exhibition explores the brutality of war

ST. LOUIS, July 13—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 as… Read More »

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

ST. LOUIS, July 6—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 Museum,… 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 »

Press release: Museum announces appointment of Gretchen Wagner

ST. LOUIS, May 10—Gretchen Wagner has been appointed Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today. The history of printmaking and the role of artist’s editions in contemporary practice is a primary focus of Wagner’s research. She has, for example, explored the worlds of 1970s conceptual art,… Read More »

Press release: Museum appoints Amber Withycombe director of institutional giving

ST. LOUIS, May 3—Amber Withycombe has been appointed director of institutional giving at the Saint Louis Art Museum, where she will oversee funding relationships with corporations and foundations and serve as the institution’s chief representative to the St. Louis corporate-funding community. Withycombe recently was director of development for LaunchCode, the St. Louis-based national nonprofit that… Read More »

Press release: Museum announces appointment of Hannah Klemm

ST. LOUIS, April 13—Hannah Klemm has been appointed assistant curator of modern and contemporary art, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today. She starts May 9. “Contemporary German art is both a major strength of the Saint Louis Art Museum’s collection and a focus of Hannah’s scholarly research,” said Simon Kelly, curator of modern and… Read More »