New exhibit opens at Saint Louis University Museum of Art

In a building you can’t really miss, on the campus of Saint Louis University is a museum that’s often overlooked.

“This is what we get quite a bit, wow we didn’t even know you were here,” explains Petruda Lipan, director of Saint Louis University Museums and Galleries.

Hopefully a new exhibit dedicated to 20th century visionaries will help draw a little attention.

“We have a collection of about 8,000 pieces,” she points out.

It’s a collection that began in the early 70’s thanks mostly to one man.

“Actually it was Fr. McNamee who literally saved the Cupples House from the wrecking ball,” Lipan says.

He also purchased a lot of this art. Walk through the exhibit and you’ll see names you’ve heard of even if you’re not an art enthusiast.

“We start with Kandinsky which was very instrumental in developing abstract art. And then we have Picasso, we have Dali, we have Max Ernst,” she

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