Saint Louis Art Museum http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Art Museum Looks To Leave City Pension Plan, Facing Possible $9 Million Debt http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-art-museum-looks-leave-city-pension-plan-facing-possible-9-million-debt <p>The St. Louis Art Museum is facing a possible deficit of $9 million as a result of an unfunded liability in <a href="https://stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/employee-retirement/">the city’s Employees Retirement System (ERS)</a>. That amount is nearly one-third of the museum’s $29 million 2014 budget.</p><p></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 02:08:39 +0000 Nancy Fowler 35976 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Art Museum Looks To Leave City Pension Plan, Facing Possible $9 Million Debt Upcoming Saint Louis Art Museum Exhibit To Showcase Artistic Legacy Of City’s Patron Saint http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/upcoming-saint-louis-art-museum-exhibit-showcase-artistic-legacy-city-s-patron-saint <p>For its contribution to the 250<sup>th</sup> anniversary of St. Louis, the St. Louis Art Museum is planning an exhibition showcasing the influence of Louis IX on the world of art. Louis IX, also known as St. Louis, is the city’s namesake.</p><p>At the heart of the exhibit will be a folio out of a picture Bible on loan from the Morgan Library in New York.</p><p>“We believe that the king, Louis IX, actually commissioned this Bible,” said St. Louis Art Museum curator Judy Mann. &nbsp;“It is of such outstanding quality it had to have been a royal commission.”</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:50:50 +0000 Camille Phillips 35522 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Upcoming Saint Louis Art Museum Exhibit To Showcase Artistic Legacy Of City’s Patron Saint Why Is St. Louis Named After A French King Who Was Born 800 Years Ago? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-st-louis-named-after-french-king-who-was-born-800-years-ago <p>How did a French king born in 1214 become the namesake of a city founded in the heart of the Americas 550 years later? The answer is woven into the fabric of St. Louis’ identity even now, as we celebrate the 250<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the city’s founding.</p><p>Friday marks the 800<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the birth of the city’s namesake: Louis IX, the only French king to become a saint.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:41:00 +0000 Camille Phillips 35503 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why Is St. Louis Named After A French King Who Was Born 800 Years Ago? Artist Won Ju Lim Explores Themes Of Privacy And Paranoia In Exhibit At Saint Louis Art Museum http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/artist-won-ju-lim-explores-themes-privacy-and-paranoia-exhibit-saint-louis-art-museum <p>A new exhibit by installation artist Won Ju Lim opened Friday, April 11 at the Saint Louis Art Museum. A mix of sculpture, photography, film and drawings, her exhibition “Currents 108: Raycraft is Dead” is an exploration of privacy and paranoia that was inspired by personal experience with a nosy neighbor.</p><p>Lim was an architect before she became an artist, and her work reflects a continued fascination with the field, particularly the psychology of space.&nbsp; As an artist she is not limited by practicalities such as building codes and can instead focus on broader ideas.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:07:08 +0000 Camille Phillips 35231 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Artist Won Ju Lim Explores Themes Of Privacy And Paranoia In Exhibit At Saint Louis Art Museum Saint Louis Art Museum Presents 'Impressionist France: Visions Of Nation From Le Gray To Monet' ' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/saint-louis-art-museum-presents-impressionist-france-visions-nation-le-gray-monet <p>For the next four months, the East Building of the Saint Louis Art Museum is home to a major exhibition on the changing French identity during the 19<sup>th</sup> century, as shown through paintings, photography and travel objects of the time.</p><p>“Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet” is curated by Simon Kelly of the Saint Louis Art Museum and April M. Watson of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:41:52 +0000 Camille Phillips 34625 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Saint Louis Art Museum Presents 'Impressionist France: Visions Of Nation From Le Gray To Monet' ' Changes Coming To St. Louis Art Museum Restaurant http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/changes-coming-st-louis-art-museum-restaurant <p>Visitors to the St. Louis Art Museum will see some changes in <a href="http://www.slam.org/dining/">the museum's Panorama restaurant.</a></p><p>The museum is looking closely at the menu, service and kitchen operations after a six-month review observed a $260,000 loss. The red ink was noted in <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/zmd-board-members-st-louis-art-museum-audit-reveals-well-run-institution">a Zoo-Museum District audit of the museum, released last week.</a></p><p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:19:25 +0000 Nancy Fowler 33338 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Changes Coming To St. Louis Art Museum Restaurant ZMD Board Members: St. Louis Art Museum Audit Reveals ‘Well-Run Institution' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/zmd-board-members-st-louis-art-museum-audit-reveals-well-run-institution <p><a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/201982684/2014-St-Louis-Art-Museum-Report" target="_blank">A draft of an audit of the St. Louis Art Museum</a>&nbsp;has turned up no significant issues at that institution, according to board members of the<a href="http://www.mzdstl.org/"> Zoo-Museum District</a>.</p><p>Previous audits ordered by the ZMD&nbsp;— for the Science Center and the Missouri History Museum — revealed information that led to shakeups in leadership and changes in governance.</p><p></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:34:10 +0000 Nancy Fowler 33231 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org ZMD Board Members: St. Louis Art Museum Audit Reveals ‘Well-Run Institution' How Can St. Louis' Zoo-Museum District Institutions Raise More Money? Charge Admission? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/how-can-st-louis-zoo-museum-district-institutions-raise-more-money-charge-admission <p>Commissioners of the Zoo-Museum District, on September 30, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/support-grows-charging-some-enter-zoo-museum-district-attractions">voted to raise the property tax rate</a> that funds five St. Louis cultural institutions to the highest level permitted by state law.&nbsp; Those institutions are the St. Louis Zoo, the Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Science Center and Missouri History Museum.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 22:43:28 +0000 Alex Heuer & Camille Phillips 30506 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org How Can St. Louis' Zoo-Museum District Institutions Raise More Money? Charge Admission? Saint Louis Art Museum's Expansion Aids City's Standing As A Cultural Center http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/saint-louis-art-museums-expansion-aids-citys-standing-cultural-center <p>The East Building of The Saint Louis Art Museum, designed by Sir David Chipperfield, world class architect, has been open for only a month and the crowds are still overwhelming the staff, volunteers&nbsp;,and particularly the docents who have been training harder than ever to give exciting and informative tours of not only the new building,&nbsp;but the beautiful reinstalled galleries of the Cass Gilbert West Building.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 22:33:52 +0000 Nancy Kranzberg 28768 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Saint Louis Art Museum's Expansion Aids City's Standing As A Cultural Center Watch & Listen: Inside The Saint Louis Art Museum's Expansion http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/watch-listen-inside-saint-louis-art-museums-expansion <p>The Saint Louis Art Museum debuts a major expansion on Saturday, June 29 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony of its East Building at 9:30 a.m.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new space increases the Museum’s gallery and public spaces by 30 percent, including 21 new galleries for the collection and temporary exhibitions.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The museum will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.</span></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:04:09 +0000 Alex Heuer, Tim Lloyd, Steve Potter, Kelsey Proud & Mary Edwards 27786 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Watch & Listen: Inside The Saint Louis Art Museum's Expansion