Freund Programs

Freund Teaching Fellow Shimon Attie with MFA students Kahlil Irving and David Winningham. Photo: Whitney Curtis.

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. The fellowship centeres around two core components: teaching in the Graduate School of Art and producing work for a solo exhibition for the museum's Currents series.

Dave Hullfish Bailey is the Freund Teaching Fellow for the 2018-19 academic year. His wide-ranging artistic practice—which includes sculpture and installation as well as drawings, photographs, and social interventions—investigates both the geologic and the narrative forces embodied within contemporary landscapes.
Read the full news release about his appointment>>

Past Freund Teaching Fellows include Michael Byron, Catherine Opie, Phil Robinson, Francis Cape, 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, Mariam Ghani, Andréa Stanislav, Shimon Attie, and Jennifer Bornstein.

2019-20 Call for Applications
The call for applications for the 2019-20 Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellowship is now available. Applicants must apply online at samfoxschool.slideroom.com. All applications received by January 18, 2019, will be considered for an interview at the CAA Conference in New York in February 2019.
Download the call for applications>>

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.