RIP Bob Cassilly, St. Louis innovator, artist, entrepreneur, founder of The City Museum

City Museum founder Bob Cassilly perched atop the iconic praying mantis perched atop the City Museum

We regret to inform you that the world lost an amazing artist and entrepreneur today, Bob Cassilly, the founder of The City Museum. It was reported this morning that he was found dead from a bulldozer accident at one of his new creations-in-progress, Cementland.

On Thursday at the SND STL opening reception, you’ll get to experience one of his remarkable creations and one of the greatest man-made attractions in the world. Hopefully his work will inspire you as it has us, and the countless visitors from around the world.

Here’s a sampling of photos, video and more:

  • City Museum photo gallery
  • Bob Cassilly photo gallery
  • Bob Cassilly and public art photo gallery
  • Bob Cassilly discussing City Museum rooftop additions
  • 360-panorama from the top of the City Museum