The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, August 28, 2015

Local Architect to Design Saint Louis Art Museum Education Center
ST. LOUIS, MO.- The Board of Commissioners of the Saint Louis Art Museum announces the selection of St. Louis-based TAO + Lee Associates, Inc. as architect for the Museum’s South Building Education Center.

As part of the Art Museum’s expansion, currently underway, a dedicated school and tour group entrance, located to the south of the Museum, will lead visitors to an expanded Education Center in the South Building. TAO + Lee Associates will execute the design concept master plan for the Education Center and the South Building entry experience.

"Expanded classrooms will allow us to expand our educational offerings, and the new entry will help ease congestion on Fine Arts Drive, while assuring the safety of the tens of thousands of school children who visit the Museum every year," said Brent R. Benjamin, Museum director. "The experience of Peter Tao and Helen Lee and their sensitive approach to understanding the visitor’s needs will be a great benefit to this project."

Designed by London-based David Chipperfield, the more than 200,000-square-foot addition to the Art Museum, under construction since January 2010, will provide new galleries, public space, and a 300-space, below-grade parking garage, as well as a new, fully accessible entrance on Fine Arts Drive. A new central staircase will more clearly connect the Main Level to the Lower Level, and a new public concourse will serve an expanded café, the Museum Shop and the new parking garage. The public concourse will also link visitors to the Auditorium and Education Center.

"The design of the education space will create a welcoming place for the visitor, accommodate varying teaching needs, evoke curiosity and reinforce the appreciation of art," said Peter Tao, owner and founder of TAO + Lee Associates.

TAO + Lee Associates, Inc. is an award winning design firm led by owners Peter Tao and Helen Lee. The St. Louis-based firm, which was founded in 1995, is a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) with experience in commercial, cultural, educational and hospitality projects. The firm was selected from a national field of 25 that responded to the Museum's request for proposals.

Tarlton/Pepper/KAI, through a joint venture, is the general contractor for the Museum's expansion project.

Today's News

June 23, 2010

Manet Sets $33.1 Million Record, Auction Hits Target as Two-Week Marathon Begins

Ghirlandaio and Renaissance Florence at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

Archaeologists and Art Restorers Find Oldest Paintings of Apostles

Multi-Part Sculptural Project by Antony Gormley at National Galleries of Scotland

New Museum Presents First Survey of Brazilian Artist Rivane Neuenschwander

Shock and Contemplation in Images of the Crucifixion at Ben Uri Gallery

William Faulkner Collection Auctioned in New York City

AGO Appoints Elizabeth Smith As New Executive Director of Curatorial Affairs

Ignacio Allende Flags to be Exhibited at Palacio Nacional in Mexico

Fifty Important Works by Andy Warhol are on View at the Hay Hill Gallery

Julie & Edward J. Minskoff Art Collection Acquires Jonathan Prince Sculpture

Art Gallery of NSW on iTunes Connects with People All Around the World

Tate's Ben Borthwick Appointed CEO and Artistic Director of Artes Mundi

Mead Art Museum Publishes Book on Development of the Mead Collection for's Kindle e-Reader

Exploding Sound and Noise (London-Brighton, 1959-69 at Flat Time House

Group Show in Nassau County Museum of Art's Contemporary Gallery

Wall Street Sign Goes for $116.5K at Christie's

Local Architect to Design Saint Louis Art Museum Education Center

New York City Steps Up with $44M for Delayed WTC Arts Center

National Academy Museum & School of Fine Arts to Renovate Galleries

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- The finest opal ever unearthed will be publicly displayed for the first time in Australia

2.- Archaeologists report Kukulkan Pyramid at Chichen Itza built over an underground river

3.- United States returns long-lost Pablo Picasso painting "The Hairdresser" to France

4.- A year after discovery, no answers to a possible resting place of Alexander the Great

5.- National Art School Gallery presents major exhibition of work by Australian artist Rosemary Laing

6.- New Princess Diana wedding photographs up for auction at RR Auctions in Boston

7.- Gregory Crewdson's uncanny images of deceptively serene suburban life on view at the San Diego Museum of Art

8.- Foreigners, 10 men and 10 women, named to head some of Italy's greatest museums

9.- Tate Liverpool to show one of the most iconic works ever made by Henri Matisse

10.- Royals warn against paparazzi pictures of Prince George; Urged media to boycott their pictures

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site