Blast from the Past

Etta Steinberg is pictured at the inaugural opening of Steinberg Hall in 1960. Mrs. Steinberg looks at Ibram Lassaw's "Presence," which she gave to the Washington University Gallery of Art in 1960.

Etta Steinberg is pictured at the inaugural opening of Steinberg Hall in 1960. Mrs. Steinberg looks at Ibram Lassaw’s “Presence,” which she gave to the Washington University Gallery of Art in 1960.

This contact sheet shows images from the exhibition Carl Wimar: Chronicler of the Missouri River Frontier on view from January 26 to March 26, 1991, in Steinberg Hall.

This contact sheet shows images from the exhibition Carl Wimar: Chronicler of the Missouri River Frontier on view from January 26 to March 26, 1991, in Steinberg Hall.

In October, 1994, Joseph Ketner (right), director of the Washington University Gallery of Art, and Corenlia Homberg (center), curator at the Washington University Gallery of Art, visited Washington, D.C., where the Museum's Five Rudders by Alexander Calder was exhibited in the Rose Garden. While they were there, they presented First Lady Hilary Clinton with a copy of a Washington University Gallery of Art publication on the collection.

In October, 1994, Joseph Ketner (right), director of the Washington University Gallery of Art, and Corenlia Homberg (center), curator at the Washington University Gallery of Art, visited Washington, D.C., where the Museum’s Five Rudders by Alexander Calder was exhibited in the Rose Garden. While they were there, they presented First Lady Hilary Clinton with a copy of a Washington University Gallery of Art publication on the collection.

The current Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum building opened in 2006. In this picture, Fumihiko Maki, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect who designed our Museum, talks about his creation at the time of its opening. ‎

The current Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum building opened in 2006. In this picture, Fumihiko Maki, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect who designed our Museum, talks about his creation at the time of its opening. ‎

Steinberg Hall, the home of the Washington University Gallery of Art, seen from Forsyth Blvd., c. 1960.

Steinberg Hall, the home of the Washington University Gallery of Art, seen from Forsyth Blvd., c. 1960.

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