Over the last 14 years, the Henry L. and Natalie Edison Freund Art Endowment Fund has brought 11 artists to St. Louis, enriching the cultural landscape and contributing to the education of students in the College and Graduate School of Art as part of the Freund Teaching Fellowship. The Freund Art Endowment fund will now also support a Sam Fox School initiative, the Freund Visiting Residency Fellowship. The residency is open to a practicing artist, architect, or designer nominated by a current faculty member. The fellow will spend one to two months on campus in the fall working with graduate students and faculty. The residency will culminate in an exhibition of the fellow’s work at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in the spring.
The original program, the Freund Teaching Fellowship, supports a yearlong residency in which fellows teach in the Graduate School of Art and create a one-person exhibition for the Saint Louis Art Museum's Currents series.