The Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Art Endowment Fund supports a pair of programs within the Sam Fox School: the Freund Teaching Fellowship and the Freund Visiting Artist Program.
Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellowship
Established in 1986, the Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellowship promotes the exhibition and acquisition of contemporary art at the Saint Louis Art Museum, as well as the teaching of contemporary art principles in the Sam Fox School. Each fellowship consists of two monthlong residencies, during which recipients teach in the Graduate School of Art and prepare an exhibition for the Museum's Currents series.
Mariam Ghani served as the Freund Teaching Fellows for 2014-15; learn more about her residency in this Q&A. Her Currents 110 exhibition was on view at the Saint Louis Art Museum April 8 through July 12, 2015.
Past Freund Teaching Fellows include Ellen Gallagher, Matthew Buckingham, Cameron Martin, Angelina Gualdoni, Sarah Oppenheimer, Claudia Schmacke, Bruce Yonemoto, Ian Monroe, Chelsea Knight, Renata Stih & Frieder Schnock, and Won Ju Lim.
Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Visiting Artist Program
The Freund Visiting Artist Program, launched in 2009, is open to a practicing artist, architect, or designer nominated by a current Sam Fox School faculty member. The visiting artist works with students and faculty on campus and produces an exhibition of work at the Kemper Art Museum. Recent Freund Visiting Artists include Balázs Kicsiny and Allison Smith.