Saint Louis Art Museum announces major gift of nearly 150 European artworks

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ST. LOUIS, MO.- The Saint Louis Art Museum announces that Mark Weil and Phoebe Dent Weil have pledged to the Museum their collection of European art. Collected over the past 25 years, this generous promised gift of paintings, sculpture, drawings and prints will enhance the experience of generations of Museum visitors. “This gift will transform the Museum’s collection of European art,” said Museum Director Brent R. Benjamin. “The Museum is honored to have worked so closely with Mark and Phoebe and is grateful for the generous commitment of their distinguished collection.” The nearly 150 paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints are predominantly from Italy, Germany and the Netherlands and represent a variety of media. Some particularly noteworthy works are Andrea Mantegna’s Entombment and Albrecht Dürer’s Adam and Eve. There are also outstanding examples of sculpture, such as