Painting on Stone at the Saint Louis Art Museum

I hope readers can make it out to a fascinating new exhibit at the Saint Louis Art Museum curated by Judy Mann, curator of European Art to 1800 and Research Assistant Andrea Miller, entitled Painting on Stone: Science and the Sacred, 1530-1800. While we usually think of painting as an art form created on canvas…

Current Affairs This Summer

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 its original appearance. It would have been an ersatz structure. During demolition some interesting stone…

Paul Gauguin at the Saint Louis Art Museum

Paul Gauguin, French, 18481903; 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 of the work of Paul Gauguin at the Saint Louis Art Museum, closing on September…

Rachel Whiteread at the Saint Louis Art Museum

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, but then everybody forgets about it for the remaining three months (the standard length of…

Saint Louis Art Museum

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, the museum was designed by Cass Gilbert, who would go on to design the Central…

Saint Louis Art Museum

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.