Saint Louis Art Museum
Saint Louis Art Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Dedicated to Art and Free to All. Located in beautiful, historic Forest Park, the Saint Louis Art Museum hosts a world-class and varied collection of original works of art and artifacts, spanning five millennia and six continents, in one of the most impressive buildings in the city. Admission to the Museum is free every day, and admission to special exhibitions is free on Fridays.
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  • brmusicman
    Chicago, Illinois3,100 contributions
    Current special exhibition (Monet, Mitchell) is fantastic
    Visited on a Friday evening (when the museum is open late) to see the current special exhibition, Monet and Mitchell. It’s a very good exhibition and a perfect way to start the weekend. The exhibit features works of Monet displayed alongside works by Joan Mitchell, and American abstract expressionist who was inspired by a French country garden, much like Monet. The exhibit works!—the pairing of works adds insight to both artists, and the text written to accompany each gallery and each work is really interesting. Mitchell’s work is fabulous—colorful, soulful, and of impressive scale. It’s a reasonable amount to digest in about 90 minutes. Definitely worth a special trip. And the museum’s permanent collection is also excellent.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 8, 2023
  • MidwestKathM
    Detroit, Michigan910 contributions
    Monet-Mitchell exhibition well worth your time and money!!
    I was so happy to learn that the St. Louis Art Museum was hosting the Monet-Mitchell: Painting the French Landscape exhibition while I was to be in STL for an event. Thankful that we had time to visit the museum and that tickets were available. If you are a fan of Monet's Water Lilies and other works, or of American Abstract Expressionist Joan Mitchell, don't miss this exhibition!! The Monet works were loaned by the Musee Marmottan Monet in Paris. The Mitchell works were loaned by the Louis Vuitton Fondation in Paris. Given the nominally priced ticket, this exhibition is well worth your time and money. Open through June 25, 2023! We enjoyed the Impressionist galleries on our way out. The St. Louis Art Museum is a fabulous museum to visit anytime!!
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 11, 2023
  • Marblehead750
    Dayton, Ohio727 contributions
    The Monet/Mitchell exhibit was worth the 350 mile drive!
    Went specifically to see the Monet/Mitchell exhibit which was terrific. Also spent time seeing the rest of the museum. Loads of free parking and free admission (except for the special exhibit) make this a great choice for a fun day out. The museum has a very good collection of both paintings and decorative arts. Not to be missed if you're in St Louis.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written May 18, 2023
  • LexiV
    Cleveland, Ohio907 contributions
    Full of Treasures
    This lovely museum is free. It's located in Forest Park nearby the (also free) St. Louis Zoo. There are many treasures here and the air conditioning is a godsend on a hot summer day in the park.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 4, 2023
  • macsterling
    Falls Church, Virginia1,133 contributions
    Spectacular art museum.
    I can’t believe I waited so long to see this place. A spectacular setting and an amazing variety of excellent pieces of art to check out. Most of the masters are represented here. Free admission too!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 5, 2023
  • David M
    6 contributions
    Fine art in a beautiful setting
    A beautiful museum in gorgeous Forest Park. We enjoyed a tasty lunch in the museum cafe, looking out at a steady parade of wedding parties coming to be photographed in the attractive setting. The museum collection is wide-ranging and substantial, well worth a half day to survey. We didn’t venture into the current temporary exhibition of art inspired by hip-hop.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 12, 2023
  • abroadwithashley
    Minneapolis, Minnesota1,440 contributions
    Great Exhibits!
    We had just over an hour to try and see some of their big ticket items, but I immediately got sidetracked. They had an incredibly interesting temporary exhibit titled Action/Abstraction Redefined: Modern Native Art 1940s-1970s. It closed in September, but their current exhibit The Culture: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art in the 21st Century looks equally compelling. Many of the artists featured in the exhibit attended or taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They drew inspiration from the forms, colors, and techniques of Indigenous historical works of art, while also studying and responding to 20th century art movements. The collection was incredibly curated.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 27, 2023
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zombienic
Minnesota1,285 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
This is another wonderful museum in the city of St Louis that is free. There is one exhibit that you have to pay for but the amount of things you can do for free took us many hours. Also, the paid exhibit is free on Fridays! We missed out though and went on a Sunday. The amount of information for each piece was really nice to see. The building itself is a work of art. There was a cafe that has some healthy choices for food. We weren't really hungry but we did get some homemade chips (and soda) which were good. There is also a large variety of different types of art so even if you go with your whole family or group of friends, there is sure to be something that everyone likes! There are also many trails along the water and a nice large statue outside. Parking was super easy and free right across the street.
Written March 31, 2022
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andywE7737LW
St Louis, Mo, United States46 contributions
Sep 2019
A brilliant collection of art curated to represent most of the significant historical periods and world cultures on every continent, Over the years many shows focused on specific genres and artists have been presented. The Impressionist room alone is worth the trip. There is a fantastic Art in Bloom Show the first week of March that showcases special floral arrangements made to emulate selected works. The main building, dating from the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, is in the elegant Beau Arts style.Museum admission is free. Art lovers could easily spend an entire day here. If not, the world renowned St. Louis Zoo is within a short walk.
Written February 13, 2020
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LuvMex828
Sheboygan Falls, WI245 contributions
Aug 2021
We had a limited amount of time to spend at this free museum, so we specifically went to the displays in the order of what we were interested in. Even though we were strategic, we still ended up spending a lot of time a the museum. Proper use of face masks is enforced.
Written August 6, 2021
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Coach B
Wilmington, DE118 contributions
Dec 2019
Wide selection in permanent galleries: pre-classical, Eastern, classical, western European, Romance, Impressionist, modern, post-modern ... Usually features a special exhibit on display: the Age of Rembrandt (Dutch masters) was just concluding.
Also has a nice restaurant and gift shop. No entrance fee and even free parking available.
Written January 2, 2020
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Roger M
Saint Louis, MO51 contributions
Apr 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed being enrolled in a "for-credit" Art Course at the St. Louis Art Museum. In addition to viewing the collection after regular viewing hours I also had the opportunity to dine at the Art Museum's on-site restaurant. Classes were one night each week for several weeks. Most enjoyable indeed! Highly recommendede.
Written January 5, 2020
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Mike O
Roanoke, VA1,363 contributions
Jun 2021
We enjoy the Art Museum whenever we are visiting from out of town. We were really impressed by the breadth and depth of the exhibits. One exhibit that caught our attention was the furniture located along several halls in the lower level; pieces were included from Green and Green, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Gustav Stickley. The accompanying narrative addressed the evolving designs of this furniture as it related to the Arts and Crafts movement. A quick stop in the cafe is always in order.
Written June 19, 2021
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coastal6107
Mars Hill, NC285 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
I enjoyed this extensive and impressive collection of works. There are pieces here that I did not know were in this museum. Lighting is good and the building is nicely laid out.

The only thing that kind of ruined it for me was I was in a cavernous room with my mask partially down. One of the staff barked at me to put my mask back on properly. Up until she walked into the room, I was the only one in there. I was the only person in almost all the rooms. And I was just standing there breathing. Thereafter I felt like someone was watching over my shoulder and it just made it kind of unpleasant.

I feel like if things are that bad where you need a mask while alone in a giant well-ventilated room, maybe the place shouldn’t be open?

All the other staff were nice and the museum itself is great.
Written October 1, 2021
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gandersonsc
Rock Hill, SC224 contributions
May 2022
Plan a day. There is lots to see here ranging from artifacts from Ancient Egypt up to modern art from the 1980's. Lots of seats to sit and ponder the pictures. Nice café and plentiful gift shop. Sandwiches and drinks were good. There is also a fine dining restaurant but we did not eat there. There is plenty of free parking in a nearby lot or if you want a paid parking deck.
Written May 26, 2022
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Ron S
New York City, NY5,441 contributions
Mar 2021
It's an excellent regional museum. We visited it back in 2007 while it was in renovation and only parts of their collection could be seen. Now everything is finished and the collection is on display in full.
The old masters include Titian, El Greco, Vasary (not my favorite but rather a rarity), Hals, ter Borch and a bunch of other Dutch painters. Good collection of 19th and 20th century art featuring Courbet, Modigliani, Lipchitz, Chagall, Magritte, Ernst, Sorolla, German expressionists (entire room of Max Beckmann), impressionists with two portraits by Anders Zorn. Terrific collection of pre-columbian art, Maya, Teotihuacan, Zapotec, Aztec, Inka, Nasca, and an amazing stand of Mississippian copper.
Written April 5, 2021
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Jason C
Littleton, New Hampshire154 contributions
Jul 2021
This is definitely a sampling of "everything art." - From classic paintings, famous artists, and cultural art ranging from a variety of American Indian cultures to Egyptian to the various art revolutions, and even modern art, this museum has it all. Various furniture pieces and fully furnished rooms of historical times give the viewer a sense of what a room would look like during the period of time and location portrayed. It has so much, I could see visiting and focusing on particular aspects and needing to come back multiple times to appreciate all that they have to offer.
Written July 19, 2021
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