The Saint Louis Art Museum is currently showing Paintings on Stone: Science and the Sacred 1530–1800. This exhibit is the first systematic examination of this unique and little-studied artistic practice that could be found across Europe for almost 300 years. It all started with the museum acquiring a small oval painting on lapis lazuli in the year 2000, and it lead to 15 years of research by Judith Mann, the museum’s Senior Curator for European Art to 1800.
This exhibit continues through May 15, 2022. To learn more please visit www.slam.org.