Since its establishment in 1879, the Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM) has achieved great heights in the fields of education and enlightenment. The Museum is known for its impressive collections of works by local and international artists, showcasing the authenticity and diversity of both St. Louis and the world. Besides, it regularly holds educational lectures by influential artists. This time, in the spirit of International Women’s Day, the Saint Louis Art Museum will be hosting events highlighting female artists and their works.
The Saint Louis Art Museum Is Celebrating Female Artists
On Saturday, March 18, SLAM welcomes visitors to this year’s panel discussion titled If It Wasn’t for the Women: Grounded Perspectives. The event will give an insight into how the invited artists engage with the environment and nature surrounding them. The panel features well-established female artists of color. Allison L. Norfleet Bruenger centers the world of nature in her mixed-media artworks, Sarah Sense focuses on the influence that colonialism had on the environment, and Tiff J. Sutton makes the selfhood of Black women the main subject of her art pieces.
To celebrate Women’s History Month, on March 19, the Saint Louis Art Museum will teach its visitors about the female artists whose work is presented in the collection of the Museum. Children will especially like this event, as it will include an arts-and-crafts session. The Museum holds similar interactive activities every Sunday to introduce kids to the world of art through creativity and self-expression.
On March 31, visitors will be able to attend a lecture titled Joan Mitchell’s Views from La Tour: Painting, Memory, and Landscape at Vétheuil. This event continues the motif of celebration of female artists this month. Joan Mitchell is a landscape artist who spent the last years of her career in the French countryside. Marin Sarvé-Tarr, assistant curator of painting and sculpture at SFMOMA, is the speaker for the lecture. She will talk about Mitchell’s work and how it was influenced by nature and 19th-century French art.
The Saint Louis Art Museum is the place to visit if you want to learn more about notable female artists coming from different backgrounds and working in different mediums. All of the above-mentioned events will take place at SLAM at One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri.
If It Wasn’t for the Women: Grounded Perspectives and Joan Mitchell’s Views from La Tour: Painting, Memory, and Landscape at Vétheuil will also be available online via Zoom. We hope to see you there!