I first began working at the Saint Louis Art Museum in January of 2003. Over the years, the Museum has introduced me to many great friends and has offered me a practical education beyond the scope of anything that I learned in college. At SLAM, I’ve worked as a Gallery Attendant, the Photography and Image Rights Manager, a Preparator, and as a Security Officer. I cannot imagine a more well-rounded glimpse into how Museums operate than this.
At 8 o’clock, on the evening of April 9, 1945, an important guest gave a lecture to a capacity crowd in the galleries of the Fifth St. Louis International Salon of Photography at the City Art Museum (now Saint Louis Art Museum). Ansel Adams had been lured to the city by the Camera Club Council of St. Louis, a major organizer for the Salon, who had booked the photographer for a series of his famous workshops, to be held at their headquarters, nearby the Museum. (more…)