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Saint Louis Art Museum

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Address: 1 Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, Saint Louis, MO 63110
Phone Number: +1 314-721-0072
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Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Dedicated to Art and Free to All. Located in beautiful, historic Forest...
Dedicated to Art and Free to All. Located in beautiful, historic Forest Park, the Saint Louis Art Museum hosts a world-class collection of art works and artifacts in one of the most impressive buildings in the city. The Museum recently completed a major expansion project, adding 21 new galleries for both collection and temporary exhibitions. Admission to the Museum is free every day, and admission to special exhibitions is free on Fridays.
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Amazing collection

Doesn't get much better, a beautiful art museum with a phenomenal collection and it is free to the public. What a nice thing to do for the city. We didn't dine in the cafe, but it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Doesn't get much better, a beautiful art museum with a phenomenal collection and it is free to the public. What a nice thing to do for the city. We didn't dine in the cafe, but it looks really nice. A good mix of modern and traditional art along with many sculptures, and Asian pieces. Highly recommend.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great museum for a variety of art, but what is rarely mentioned is the landscaping. It has an amazingly large landscape in front of the museum that can be used for runners, for taking a walk, or just getting some fresh air. I was impressed and it was free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

One of St. Louis' s true treasures!! Whether you are visiting it for the first time or the 100th time (like me), this place never ceases to amaze!! Our town is so blessed to have this in our backyard.......and it continues to provide intellectual stimulation for young and old!!

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Clermont-Ferrand, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

For a free museum, it's fairly good. A few Picasso and Monet, a few sculptures by Rodin or Degat too... different styles and different times. You can see all in 3 to 4 hours and never get bored.

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Tidewater Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Art Museum is so extensive and beautiful, it took us two days to visit it. The Forest Park area is beautiful and has a tram that takes you to various places including the Art Museum. Of special interest is the large collection of Max Beckman pieces and the Contemporary Collection.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I've had the luxury of experiencing this Museum repeatedly. My all-time favorite pieces include the bronze Degas sculpture of the little ballerina, the huge glass sculpture "Breaking of the Vessels" and several Impressionist paintings. The museum owns one of the huge paintings of Monet's water lilies, one of three that I've had the pleasure of seeing displayed together once in... More 

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It took numerous trips to see the whole museum. I love the weaponry and armor displays in the lowest level. Unbelievable works. I buy something at the shop each time we go. Mostly one of a kind Christmas ornaments. Loving Victorian architecture does not hurt!

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We enjoyed quick visit to SLAM. They attempt to have survey of art from ancient time to present, including eastern and western. The collection picks up with impressionist and modern art with extra focus on German artists. Admission is free but many special exhibitions are extra.

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Harrisburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The Saint Louis Art Museum does a good job of educating the viewer and then providing examples of the subject or style. While they may only have a few examples of a style, the exhibits does a fine job of explaining why this movement, work of art, or style was important or popular. The Max Beckmann exhibit is well done... More 

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Dieterich, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

WE toured the inside and my learned a little more about history. We liked the way it was kept up and the flag hanging from the middle of the bldg.

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