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Saint Louis Art Museum

Address: 1 Fine Arts Dr, Forest Park, Saint Louis, MO
Phone Number: +1 314-721-0072
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Ranked #8 of 133 Attractions in Saint Louis
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Located in beautiful, historic Forest Park, the Saint Louis Art Museum hosts a world-class...
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Type: Art Museums, 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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Freeman, South Dakota
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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This museum is a bit smaller than I expected, but it does have a pretty good collection. There is at least one Monet and one Van Gogh among other notable paintings and pieces from ancient Asia and other part of the world. It is located in Forest Park and is FREE. Overall, this is good attraction to see if you... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I recently renewed my membership to the St. Louis Art Museum. I love the traveling installments and the Nick Cave collection was a real treat. I went to see it three times. After the first visit, I had to take others to see. It is a fun and colorful display of works.

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Carbondale, Illinois, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This museum is a public treasure! I recommend taking a tour with one of the amazingly knowledgeable volunteers. I did, and I learned some of the details and historical contexts that bring the art to life. The current Nick Cave sound suit exhibit is spectacular and a must experience!

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St. Charles, MO
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I visit the St. Louis art museum every few months especially since they have built the new contemporary wing and redesigned and updated the century old galleries. Wonderful. The galleries are colorful. The exhibits are well designed with clear didactics and information easy to find and read. The contemporary wing fits the works well and the exhibits are updated regularly.... More 

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Columbia, MO
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

The permanent collections are absorbing and well laid out. The temporary exhibits well curated and displayed. A fine museum in a historically fascinating location.

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Princeton, Kentucky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

But, that title is not a complaint! We spent about a half-day here, and didn't do justice to the main floor displays. From early Chinese art to modern displays, and everything in between, each area makes you feel as if you are in an entire museum dedicated to just THAT speciality. As much as you will be drawn to some... More 

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Bristol, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I have been here many times but I love, love, love the new addition. The complexity and variety of the collections is first rate. The architecture of the original building is beautiful and the views from the grounds wondrous.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Besides being a fabulous museum (it even has a mummy), it is nestled in Forest Park. Be sure to walk around the park, have a drink at The Boathouse, and see a show at the outdoor Muny Opera.

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St Charles, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

There are so many beautiful paintings you just can't get enough. So many rooms to look at there is never enough time! You will not be disappointed.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

since addition of east wing, status moved up several notches. great german expressionist collection. free and open to all--so affordable and accessible worth a visit!

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