Since its founding John Burroughs School has fostered a life-long passion for the arts. To celebrate the renovation of the Kuehner Fine Arts Building in 2008, we assembled the Fine Arts Advisory Committee, comprised of teachers, alumni, parents and friends who are also artists, gallery owners, collectors, historians, curators and docents.

The committee has added more than 50 pieces to the school’s permanent collection, including works by Tom Friedman ‘83, Ernest Trova, Chuck Close, John Coplans and Jane Hammond; brought in many visiting artists; and inaugurated an annual alumni show.

Thanks to the growing support of the committee, our Fine Arts faculty and our extended community, the John Burroughs School permanent collection provides a powerful learning experience for the student body and stands as one of St. Louis’ exceptional collections of visual art.