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Saint Louis Art Museum

1 Fine Arts Dr, Forest Park, Saint Louis, MO
+1 314-721-0072
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Ranked #9 of 131 Attractions in Saint Louis
Type: Museums
Owner description: Located in beautiful, historic Forest Park, the Saint Louis Art Museum hosts a world-class...
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Always something happening at SLAM! A small but really fun show is there this winter holiday season. Nick Cave’s wildly creative art encompasses fashion, sculpture, performance and installation. Kids will love this slightly spooky show. Cave,born in Fulton, MO, lives and works in Chicago, teaching at the Art Institute. He is best known for his dramatic and creative “Soundsuits.” Soundsuits... More 

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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We saw a wonderful modern exhibit, as well as visited the regular collection, which is quite nice. The gift shop is very special. The only down side is the little cafe, where the salad bar looked a bit limp and worn. We understand that the restaurant is very good, however.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

it is a remarkable experiance...lots of revolving exhibits...make sure you see the 1904 st louis world fair exhibit...if you live in st louis..you walk away in amazement... i always enjoy going very impressive exhibits....i just saw the sherlock holmes exhibit...great fun...makes you think like sherlock...... it is awe inspriing...frankly...think it is one of the best art museums but doesnt really... More 

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St Louis
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15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The new modern art addition is fantastic as is the entire collection. One of the best museums in the Midwest US.

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Benicia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is one of the largest art museums I have visited. It is well laid out with a variety of exhibits. The presentation of the paintings is very good. We very much enjoyed our visit to this museum. Staff was very helpful.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's one of the few institutions in St. Louis I ferquent often. Helps that the main museum is free to all, but the new modern art section is wonderful. Inside that is, the architecture of the new building is quite boring, but over look that. The original part of the museum is quite grand, with an amazing view of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This whole surrounding area is so beautiful but the jewel in the crown is the art museum. The collection is free to view, it is amazing and features paintings from a wide variety of artist and time periods, statuary glass, furniture and sculpture. I have been many times and I keep returning to enjoy it all ov and over again!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I haven't been here that much but they sometimes have activites for families to do. I'm not sure they do it anymore, but its always nice to see what they have.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Had to go again to see the new addition. Beautiful area that is flooded with natural light. The exhibits, as always, are amazing. The added space, and remodel, has given the museum an open,and spacious feel. The staff at the information desk are very helpful. I went during a weekday afternoon, and it was good to see how many people... More 

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Harlingen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The building is nestled among beautiful Forest Park. Never a bad experience when I can admire the works of Picasso, Modigliani, Monet, El Greco, Matisse, Piet Mondrian, Juan Gris, Max Beckmann and many others. There are two restaurants in the propery, and I chose the Cafe. Loved its casual atmosphere and their artichoke lime soup. Free admission and free parking.... More 

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