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.
The Saint Louis Art Museum was founded in 1879, at the close of a decade that saw the establishment of art museums in great cities across the eastern half of the United States. This Museum's comprehensive collections bear witness to the inspirational and educational goals to which its founder aspired and the moral and democratic imperatives he embraced. What began as a collection of assorted plaster casts, electrotype reproductions, and other examples of "good design" in various media rapidly gave way to a great and varied collection of original works of art spanning five millennia and six continents. Today the quality and breadth of the Museum's collection secure for it a place among the very best institutions of its kind.
—Saint Louis Art Museum Handbook of the Collection
The Museum reopened on June 16
Your support meant so much to us during the closure, and now we are pleased to welcome you back. We are also happy to reopen the exhibition Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dalí.
Because your wellbeing is our top priority, new protocols are in place based on guidelines from the city’s Department of Health, the CDC and other state and regional authorities. Please make note of these prior to your visit so that all visitors’ experiences are enjoyable.
Admission to the Museum is free every day. Admission to main exhibitions is free on Friday.
|Tuesday - Thursday:||10:00-17:00|
|Saturday - Sunday:||10:00-17:00|