Art Speaks: The History of the Garnsey Murals

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 12:00pm

Saint Louis, MO 63101


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With Jenna Stout, museum archivist; Courtney June Books, assistant paintings conservator; and Amy Torbert, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation assistant curator of American art

During summer 2021 conservators at the Saint Louis Art Museum will undertake the treatment of wall and ceiling murals in Gallery 203. Painted by Elmer E. Garnsey in 1915, these architectural decorations once marked the original entrance to the Museum’s Richardson Memorial Library. Join museum archivist Jenna Stout, conservator Courtney June Books, and curator Amy Torbert for an introduction to the history of the Museum’s library, its grand paintings, and their current condition.

This virtual program will take place via Zoom and will include opportunities for participants to ask questions with the Q&A feature. Attendees’ mics and cameras will not be activated. This event will have automated closed captions through Zoom.

Attendees must register to receive the Zoom link. Capacity for the live program is limited.

A closed-captioned recording of the program will be available on the Museum’s YouTube channel in the weeks following.


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