The Nine Network Tours Saint Louis Art Museum’s New East Building

on July 21 Episode of Sunday Arts

Nine’s Cameras Capture Excitement as New Space Opens to Visitors


St. Louis, MO—July 10, 2013—The July 21 episode of Sunday Arts will unveil the Saint Louis Art Museum’s newly added East Building. Sunday Arts airs Sundays at 1:00 p.m. on Nine PBS.


Museum director Brent Benjamin offers a behind-the-scenes look at the just-opened addition to the historic Cass Gilbert building. The $160 million, 210,000-square-foot building increases gallery and public space by 30 percent.


Other segments of this Sunday Arts episode explore the spiritual works of representational painter Marc Rubin; interview Paula Zahn to discuss New York Public Theater’s 50th anniversary; present a performance of the song “Brave” by Josh Groban; and find out from violinist Rachel Barton Pine how classical music is central to her life.


Sunday Arts is a half-hour magazine series showcasing arts stories from PBS stations across the country. Every episode spotlights local arts organizations. Sunday Arts and all arts programming on the Nine Network are sponsored by PNC Bank.


About the Nine Network of Public Media

The Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted public media organization creating a network of individuals and organizations empowered by public media to strengthen civic life. One of the nation’s most watched public television stations, Nine offers the people of the St. Louis region multiple ways to explore the world and become engaged in civic life, including the Nine Center for Public Engagement, nineAcademy,, and four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine Kids). The Nine Network’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our mission of bringing St. Louis together as we connect our region to the world and the world to St. Louis.


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