New Building, New View

 In Culture, Feature


Visitors to Saint Louis Art Muesum’s new East Building are treated to a new permanent exhibit focusing on post-war American art through its varied themes and movements.

“A New View: Contemporary Art” explores the American response to surrealism and the awakening of abstract expressionism—the first internationally important american art movement—as well as pop, process art, minimalism and other important movements. The galleries also address the return to figuration, in which a subset of artists delve deeper into exploration of the human figure, and cover the contemporary modes of abstraction.

Look for works from such legends as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Ellsworth Kelly, Anne Truitt, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol, alongside newer works by Kiki Smith, Leonardo Drew, Kerry James Marshall and more. More info at





Photo credit: Courtesy of Saint Louis Art Museum

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