A Cache Of Contemporary Art

On June 29 the Saint Louis Art Museum cut the white ribbon to its new East Building, designed by Sir David Chipperfield, providing space for several changing contemporary art exhibitions every year.

The opening was eagerly anticipated by other institutions in St. Louis that exhibit contemporary art and support one another in collaboration.

The Art Museum’s Simon Kelly and Trisha Paik, Curator and Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, have done exceptional work in presenting an overview of works from the museum’s large collection.

The museum’s main building, by Cass Gilbert, connects with the new wing in a chronological flow – European art through surrealism, abstract expressionism, conceptual art, pop art and minimalism — offering teaching moments in time.

Artists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly, Andy Warhol, Richard Serra and Donald Judd punctuate the new East Building. These galleries also include works by of-the-moment artists Kiki Smith, Kerry

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