I went by the Theophile Papin House on the last Saturday of June. It’s being demolished. It’s sad, but honestly, it had been so heavily altered that it wouldn’t really have been feasible or worthwhile to restore it back to… Continue Reading
These photos were dug up from back in February of 2014. I had not gotten around to using them, so here they are for your enjoyment. I also took some down around the Grand Basin, as well.
Paul Gauguin, French, 1848–1903; “Reclining Tahitian Women”, 1894; oil on canvas; 23 5/8 × 38 9/16 inches; Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen EXH36.8 I wanted to let readers know there’s less than a week left to see a really wonderful exhibition… Continue Reading
I had the opportunity to attend the media preview of the Rachel Whiteread special exhibit at the Saint Louis Art Museum. In the museum business, we often remark that when a special exhibit first opens, there’s a crush of press,… Continue Reading
I guess I have never done a real post on the Saint Louis Art Museum, save for one post years ago right before construction began on the new wing, forever covering up the southeastern entrance. As many people might know,… Continue Reading
See one of the ancient Roman inspirations for this building, the Basilica of Constantine and Maxentius, in this post from September 2018.
Update: See more extensive photos of the museum here.
Update: The Tucker Tunnel was filled in and a new street was opened in 2013. I realized that the American realist paper Joe Jones, the subject of an upcoming special exhibit organized by the Saint Louis Art Museum, painted the… Continue Reading
Update: This view is now obscured by the new wing. Don’t get too attached to this side of the museum; it will be obscured permanently in a couple of years.