The Kuehner Gallery, used for the display of student and alumni work, was made possible by a gift from Kim Kuehner '71 in memory of his sister, Kerry S. Kuehner '68. The new gallery was christened with the first exhibit of the JBS permanent collection. The collection dates back to the early years of the school when a few parents made gifts of art because they believed that an appreciation of the arts was best nurtured in the presence of art. Later, friends of the school established specific funds which enabled the school to build the collection, now totaling more than 250 pieces, mostly works on paper from the mid- to late-twentieth century. St. Louis artists are well represented in the collection.