Gut Check heard through the grapevine a few weeks ago that Chef Edward Farrow, most recently of Phoenix, Arizona, would be moving to town this summer to oversee the new restaurant and café at the Saint Louis Art Museum (Forest Park Street; 314-721-0072).
Yesterday, a press release from the museum ... More >>
U.S. District Court Judge Henry Autrey has rejected the U.S. attorney's office suit against the Saint Louis Art Museum in the case of the ancient Egyptian artifact, the Mask of Ka-Nefer-Nefer. The government filed the suit in order to return the mask to the Egyptian government, which claimed it had ... More >>
Ka-Nefer-Nefer's smile suggests she's amused by all the fuss over her -- 3,200 years after her death.The federal government is following up on a possible case of stolen artwork that the Riverfront Times first reported on in back in early 2006. The case involves the burial mask of ancient Egyptian ... More >>
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 >>
slam.orgA rendering of the 200,000 square-foot addition to be attached to the rear of the Saint Louis Art Museum. Maybe it was the New York Times article last week that lumped the Saint Louis Art Museum in with a growing number of arts institutions that have scaled back or abandoned their plans ... More >>
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.