Exhibition Opening The Carpet And The Connoisseur: The James F. Ballard Collection Of Oriental Rugs

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Saint Louis Art Museum says
Join us on March 6 for opening day of The Carpet and the Connoisseur: The James F. Ballard Collection of Oriental Rugs. Be among the first to tour the exhibition and learn about more than 50 carpets and two 19th-century Persian pleasure tents from our permanent collection, as well as the St. Louis businessman with a passion for collecting them.

Visit Sculpture Hall from 1-4 pm to see a free artisan demonstration of traditional hand weaving and knotting techniques used to make and repair oriental rugs. Richard Asadorian of the Asadorian Rug Company will also be on hand to share his expertise and answer questions.

Tickets to the exhibiton are issued for a specific date and time and advance tickets are recommended for opening day. Tickets are available in person at the Museum’s Information Centers, online through MetroTix (link above), or by phone at 314.534.1111. Tickets purchased or reserved through MetroTix incur a service charge; the service charge is waived for tickets reserved at the Museum.

The last entry to The Carpet and the Connoisseur is one hour before the Museum closes. Learn more about the exhibition at slam.org/ballard
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