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“Extension is Wonderful!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Saint Louis Art Museum

Saint Louis Art Museum
1 Fine Arts Dr, Forest Park, Saint Louis, MO
+1 314-721-0072
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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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“Extension is Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

My last visit to SLAM was about a year ago, before the "new" wing was complete, so I was excited when a visit with friends to St. Louis allowed me to re-visit the museum and see the completed extension. Fabulous! The minimalist architecture of the new wing was enchanting; I loved how the stark galleries were occasionally interrupted with windows that offered beautiful views of Forest Park. The gallery spaces were spacious and light-filled and wonderful for displaying the museum's strong collection of contemporary art. Galleries were large enough to not feel crammed but small enough to feel accessible. A great addition to an already wonderful museum!

Visited April 2014
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“Be sure to see the new addition”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The STL Art Museum contains a fabulous collection of art from classical to modern! Don't miss the new addition too! If you have time, there's lunch in the restaurant or in the cafe'

Visited January 2014
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“Great place to visit on a rainy day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If it's pretty in Forest park you will want to be outside.
The view from the front, the top of the hill is great. If you want to attend and the rest of the family doesn't there is golf and the zoo around the corner down the hill. The Art museum is free except for special exhibits which are reasonably priced. It's a wonderful building, full of great art and displays. The new restaurant has fabulous food.
http://www.slam.org/

Visited April 2014
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“Massive, beautiful and historic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

You will not find a more beautiful museum, with a fantastic view of Forest Park below. In the winter months they turn that hill outside into a sledding hill, but with the green grass and lake below it's a fantastic picture spot as well. Inside the museum is grand and the displays are fantastic. St. Louis is proud of our art museum and you will enjoy your visit.

Visited August 2013
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“The Grand ST. LOUIS ART MUSEUM In Forest Park Is FREE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The St. Louis Art Museum, Setting In It's Grand Location Atop Art Hill, Is FREE FOR ALL : )!

You'll Enjoy It's MANY Diverse Galleries - Asian, Egyptian (Mummy), American Indian, Missouri (George Caleb Bingham's "Jolly Flatboat Men"), Medieval Armor & Tapestries, To Classic American Furniture & Portraits, & Modern (Including Some Large, Impressive MONET WATERLILY Paintings & A Delicate (Almost Life-Size DEGAS Ballerina Sculpture).

Dine On Creative Cuisine At "PUCK'S" (As In Wolfgang Puck) Restaurant Overlooking The Water Wall & Sculpture Garden, or At The Small Sidewalk- Café-Style Deli Across From The Great High-Quality Museum Gift Shop On The Ground Level, Where The Theatre & Classrooms Are Also Located.

Everything At This Grand Museum Is Elderly & Disabled Visitor-Friendly With Elevators, Restrooms, & Ramps, & Friendly Staff & Docents To Assist.

I Know, Because I Used To Work There : )!

Special Exhibits ($) Are Scheduled Regularly.

Visited April 2014
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