Arts

A Decade of Collecting Prints, Drawings and Photographs

When: Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through July 17 2016

The Saint Louis Art Museum is constantly acquiring new pieces for its collection. In the past decade, more than 700 artworks have been added — A Decade of Collecting Prints, Drawings and Photographs features just 62 of them, but the quality can’t be beat. The worried woman in Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother is a familiar face thanks to its frequent use in publications, but now you can stand eye-to-eye with her. If you gaze on the technical perfection of Martin Schongauer’s fifteenth-century engraving The Nativity and find yourself craving more, you should make an appointment to visit the museum’s Study Room for Prints, Drawings and Photographs. More than 14,000 works are available for closer examination, and it costs nothing to view them.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission