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.
Shimon Attie has been selected as the Freund Teaching Fellow for the 2016-17 academic year. For two decades, he has made art that reflects on the relationship between place, memory, and identity. In many of his projects, he engages local communities in finding new ways of representing their history, memory, and potential futures.
Andréa Stanislav, whose cross-disciplinary practice includes sculpture, installation, video, sound, and public projects, served as the Freund Teaching Fellow for 2015-16. For Convergence Infinité, her installment for the Currents series, Stanislav produced a multichannel video that maps the city using an aerial drone, creating a vista from a bird's-eye view.
Additional 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, Won Ju Lim, and Mariam Ghani.
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.