Brent Benjamin

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Egypt Demands Saint Louis Art Museum Return 3,000-Year-Old Mummy Mask

    Egyptian minister of antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim has a message for the Saint Louis Art Museum: Let our mummy mask go. The mummy in question is Ka-Nefer-Nefer, "The Twice-Beautiful Ka," an Egyptian noblewoman whose funeral mask was unearthed by archaeologist Mohammed Zakaria Goneim in 1951, more th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Behind the Scenes at the Museum: A Preview of SLAM's New Addition

    The new east wing of the Saint Louis Art Museum won't open until June 29, but the museum just received its occupancy permit from City Hall last Thursday, which seemed like a great opportunity for museum administrators to give a tour to the local press. No art has been installed yet, which meant the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Art Museum Receives Gift of Native American Artifacts

    image viaA Lakota pouch from the Danforth colleciton at the Saint Louis Art Museum.​The last time Riverfront Times reported on a loan of Native American artifacts to a local museum, the story didn't really have a happy ending. Nobody knows what happened to about 30 of the pieces the Airis fami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    The Saint Louis Art Museum Ka-Nefer-Nefer Egyptian Mask Saga Continues

    A recent Associated Press article reports that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is now looking into the provenance of the Ka-Nefer-Nefer mask, a 3,000-year-old Egyptian relic acquired in the late 1990s by the Saint Louis Art Museum.The mask, said to date back to the Nineteenth Dynasty (1293- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2007
  • News

    February 15, 2006

    Out of Egypt

    From a long-buried pyramid to the Saint Louis Art Museum: The mysterious voyage of the Ka-Nefer-Nefer mask.

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Museum

    The Saint Louis Art Museum

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002

    Best Arts Administrator

    Brent Benjamin, St. Louis Art Museum

  • Culture

    March 14, 2001

    Filling in the Gaps

    Historian Jonathan Petropoulos sheds light on art stolen by the Nazis -- and encourages American museums to do the same

  • News

    July 12, 2000

    The Reich Stuff

    Brent Benjamin and the St. Louis Art Museum are examining whether 102 paintings in the collection have any ties to Nazi looting. But they won't identify the paintings for fear of tainting the works as "suspect." Their caution only raises suspicion.

  • Culture

    March 1, 2000

    Art-To-Art Talk

    What people talk about when they talk about art