Saint Louis Art Museum Announces Closing of Currents 104: Bruce Yonemoto

The Saint Louis Art Museum announces the July 11, 2010 closing of Currents 104: Bruce Yonemoto. Inspired by the ways in which visual culture mediates our understanding of history, politics and race, Yonemoto explores two significant wars in America’s past: the Civil War and the Vietnam War.

Focusing on the soldier as the iconic embodiment of war itself, Yonemoto embraces the longstanding tradition of portraiture and how it adapted to the advance of the camera. Foremost, Yonemoto explores the role of photography in making and shaping modern identity.

Curated by Tricia Y. Paik, assistant curator of modern and contemporary art, Currents 104: Bruce Yonemoto is on view in Galleries 301 and 338 through July 11, 2010.

Generous support for Currents 104: Bruce Yonemoto is provided by the Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Endowment Fund, established to support the exhibition and acquisition of contemporary art at the Saint Louis Art Museum and the teaching principles of contemporary art at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.

The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive art museums with collections that include works of art of exceptional quality from virtually every culture and time period. Areas of notable depth include Oceanic art, pre-Columbian art, ancient Chinese bronzes and European and American art of the late 19th and 20th centuries, with particular strength in 20th-century German art. The Museum offers a full range of exhibitions and educational programming generated independently and in collaboration with local, national and international partners.

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Gallery closures and art movement throughout the Museum are anticipated as we make progress toward our exciting expansion project. Thanks for your patience.

Admission to the Saint Louis Art Museum is free to all every day. For more information about the Saint Louis Art Museum, call 314.721.0072

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