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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 07:41 AM

Cut & Paste: St. Louis Art Museum's Outgoing Director Reflects On 21 Years In Charge

Brent Benjamin had never set foot in St. Louis when he showed up on a snowy day in 1999 to interview for a job running its namesake art museum.

He got the job, and made his impact over more than two decades at the helm of St. Louis Art Museum. He led a $160 million capital campaign, at the time the largest ever for a St. Louis arts organization, to fund construction of the museum’s East Building and creation of an endowment to pay for future upkeep. Notable exhibitions during his tenure include “Vincent van Gogh and the Painters of the Petit Boulevard” in 2001 and “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost World” in 2018.

Benjamin announced in September that he plans to retire next summer. In January, the organization will begin its search for his successor in earnest.

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/podcast/cut-paste/2020-10-30/cut-paste-st-louis-art-museums-outgoing-director-reflects-on-21-years-in-charge

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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 03:34 PM

1. Thanks for posting this

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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 05:18 PM

2. My pleasure.

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