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Oversight board to audit St. Louis Art Museum

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ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Art Museum becomes the latest city cultural institution to face scrutiny of its finances and operations.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the board of the Zoo-Museum District voted Tuesday to audit the Forest Park facility.

Earlier examinations found five-figure executive bonuses and a top-heavy administration at the St. Louis Science Center and a million-dollar land deal between the Missouri History Museum and former board member Freeman Bosley, Jr., a one-time St. Louis mayor.

The board oversees five tax-supported cultural institutions in the St. Louis region that receive about $70 million in annual subsidies.

Board member Tom Campbell says he does not suspect any wrongdoing at the art museum. He hopes the board will review zoo operations next year.

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