Paul Gauguin: The Art of Invention combines works of art from the Museum’s collection and the renowned holdings of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen to illustrate Paul Gauguin’s lifelong travels and exploration of media, imagery, and ideas. From wood carvings to prints and paintings, this audio guide offers expert commentary on objects that were central to Gauguin’s life and innovation in art.
Access and Assistance
Headphones are available as you enter the exhibition. As a courtesy to fellow visitors, the use of headphones is encouraged within the exhibition space.
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Large-print labels are not available at this time.
AUDIO GUIDE TRANSCRIPT
The audio guide transcript is available to view on your own device.
BRENT BENJAMIN, BARBARA B. TAYLOR DIRECTOR OF THE SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM, INTRODUCES THE EXHIBITION
Floorplan and Transcript
Barbara B. Taylor Director
Saint Louis Art Museum
Hello, I’m Brent Benjamin, Barbara B. Taylor Director of the Saint Louis Art Museum. Welcome to Paul Gauguin: The Art of Invention. Paul Gauguin’s travels and his exploration of media, imagery, and ideas were central to his innovations in art. Combining objects from both the Art Museum’s collection and the renowned holdings of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, Denmark, this exhibition offers an exceptional array of art forms. While works of art by Gauguin illustrate the distinctive phases of his career, textiles and sculptures from South America and Polynesia represent the cultures and experiences that informed and inspired his artistic output as well as personal philosophies.
This audio guide offers expert commentary from Simon Kelly, curator of modern and contemporary art; Nichole Bridges, associate curator for African art and Morton J. May curator in charge; Abigail Yoder, research assistant at the Saint Louis Art Museum; and Elizabeth Childs, Etta and Mark Steinberg professor of art history at Washington University in St. Louis. From wood carvings to paintings and ceramics, these scholars will offer a deeper understanding of a number of works of art throughout the galleries, whose object labels include an audio icon to help you identify each stop. I hope you enjoy this audio guide and your visit to Paul Gauguin: The Art of Invention.