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In Unexpected Exhibit, German Art Is On Display At The St. Louis Art Museum

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Gerhard Richter’s painting, “Betty,” is one of the most significant works on display at the St. Louis Art Museum as part of “Storm of Progress: German Art After 1800.” Painted in 1988, “Betty” is based on a photograph of the artist’s 11-year-old daughter.

The St. Louis Art Museum’s exhibition calendar is normally set three to five years in advance. But with complications in transporting fine art brought on by the pandemic — among other issues — the already planned-upon exhibit calendar wasn’t possible.

Despite the challenges, museum staff scrambled to pull together a new exhibition. To do so, curators turned to what they already had in house — an impressive and world-class collection of German art.

“Storm of Progress: German Art After 1800” is on display at the St. Louis Art Museum through Feb. 28.

On Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Sarah Fenske talked with Hannah Klemm, a co-curator of the exhibit and an associate curator of modern and contemporary art.

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What: Storm of Progress: German Art After 1800
When: Through Feb. 28, 2021
Where: St. Louis Art Museum, 1 Fine Arts Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110
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