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Address: 1 Fine Arts Dr, Forest Park, Saint Louis, MO
Phone Number: +1 314-721-0072
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Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Description: Located in beautiful, historic Forest Park, the Saint Louis Art Museum...
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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Wonderful Encyclopedic Art Museum

This is a museum not to miss. It has a unique German 20th century collection from Lovis Corinth and German Expressionists like Kirschner and Pechstein to Neo-Impressionists of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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New York City, New York
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90 reviews 90 reviews
41 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is a museum not to miss. It has a unique German 20th century collection from Lovis Corinth and German Expressionists like Kirschner and Pechstein to Neo-Impressionists of the 1980s and later like Anselm Kiefer and Gerhard Richter. Also earlier German art. But the highllight is the collection of the German immigrant Max Beckmann, who died in St. Louis. There... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Plan on visiting the Art Museum in the middle of a hot summer day. It is relaxing and cool and almost serene. I would suggest do the Zoo first thing in the morning, get lunch at the Boat House, and then hit the Art Museum. Get back to the hotel in time for a quick relaxing nap and head out... More 

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St Louis
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Wonderful collection, new contemporary art wing is sensational. Perfect setting atop "Art Hill" with great views of Forest Park.

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Orlando
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We ended up coming back to the art museum for a second day due to the quality of the items on display. There are not so many items that one gets overwhelmed - but there are sufficient items of good quality to really capture one's attention. Everything from one of only 3 Chinese Bronze snake sculptures known in the world,... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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103 reviews 103 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

You won't take to everything on display - but you'll find lots to love. I'm particularly fond of the contemporary works, but the pre-Columbian collection, all of the Max Beckman, a smattering of impressionist works are all wonderful. Take time to wander. Kudos to the person at the front door who greets you with a map, and asks your areas... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A friend and I went adventuring here one day and I'm so glad we did! Admission is free and the museum is packed with hours worth of entertainment. It is very deep and full of interesting pieces, so save a few hours at the least when you visit!

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Portland, Maine
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Impromptu visit while in Forest Park. The grounds, building and art are all world class. There are the usual permanent exhibits in American, European, Asian and classical art, but ther travelling and special exhibits are what really sets the museum apart.

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great art museum and free! Our kids are 12, 14, and 17 and they ALL enjoyed it and found what they thought were very cool exhibits. I had no idea there would be so much to offer. Fridays the featured exhibits are free and that was well worth doing. We plan to come back in the future to see more... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

You can pass by while walking trough Forest Park and see some amazing arts and it's free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Typical art museum but not on the typical property. Beautiful grounds with fountains and up on a hill. It's free to get in and the parking is free as well. So much to see. If you love art you will love this place.

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