Last updated: 5/8/2011
St Louis, Missouri
Street Address
One Fine Arts Drive Forest Park
St Louis, MO 63110
Mailing Address
One Fine Arts Drive Forest Park
St Louis, MO 63110
phone: 314-721-0072
e-mail: publicrelations@slam.org
web: www.slam.org
Hours
Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday, Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Friday10 AM - 9 PM
Mondayclosed
Admissions
Admission to the Museum and its collection is free every day. Admission to the Museum is free every day Admission to featured exhibitions is free on Friday.
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Cafe/Restaurant
Group Tours
Staff
Public Relations, Office of Public Relations
Description

Throughout construction, the Museum will remain open. Visitor entry and all parking will be to the north of the Museum, off Fine Arts Drive.

The Museum remains open and continues to host, organize, and circulate temporary exhibitions while construction is underway. In preparation for the expansion, several galleries have been closed and highlights of the Museum's collection have been reinstalled. A temporary Museum Shop is located on the Main Level in Galleries 210 and 211. A temporary cafe is located adjacent to the Shop in Gallery 213.

The Saint Louis Art Museum has made remarkable and significant progress on its first major expansion in a generation. Since breaking ground on January 19, 2010, notable progress has been made both outside and inside the Museum. The new underground parking garage has been enclosed by concrete walls, with two levels of garage floor completed. Construction of the new Grand Stair is underway, which when complete, will link Sculpture Hall with a new Level 1 Concourse and provide a clear connection to galleries, a new café, and the parking garage as well as the South Building Education Center and Auditorium.

The Museum Shops have always been known for an exceptional assortment of truly unique, art-inspired gifts — art glass, jewelry, books, posters, toys and games. You can view and order merchandise, purchase seasonal and exhibition related products, and add or renew memberships through our online store.

The Saint Louis Art Museum is continually looking for individuals to help us better serve the community. Volunteers have the unique opportunity to support the arts while learning new skills and meeting people with similar interests. When you volunteer, you not only lend your time and expertise, you also give back to a beloved St. Louis cultural institution. See the options below to find the volunteer opportunity that is right for you.

Mission

The Saint Louis Art Museum collects, presents, interprets, and conserves works of art of the highest quality across time and cultures; educates, inspires discovery, and elevates the human spirit; and preserves a legacy of artistic achievement for the people of St. Louis and the world.

History

The Saint Louis Art Museum’s building was designed by renowned American architect Cass Gilbert for the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, also known as the World’s Fair. Originally part of the Palace of Fine Arts, the Museum was the only building from the Fair designed to be a permanent structure, the "one material monument of the Exposition." It stands as a reminder of that defining event in the history of the city of St. Louis and the State of Missouri.

Artifact Collections

The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the nation's leading comprehensive art museums with collections that include works of art of exceptional quality from virtually every culture and time period. Areas of notable depth include Oceanic art, pre-Columbian art, ancient Chinese bronzes, and European and American art of the late 19th and 20th centuries, with particular strength in 20th-century German art.

Facilities

Auditoriums

Lecture Halls

Performance Areas

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: Yes

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Restaurant

Group Tours

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