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Saint Louis Art Museum

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Address: 1 Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, Saint Louis, MO 63110
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+1 314-721-0072
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dedicated to Art and Free to All. Located in beautiful, historic Forest...

Dedicated to Art and Free to All. 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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It really says something about a city's values when you examine the volume and quality of it's arts and entertainment venues. Clearly, St. Louis is a city that places a high... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2016
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Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

It really says something about a city's values when you examine the volume and quality of it's arts and entertainment venues. Clearly, St. Louis is a city that places a high value on culture! Admission to this beautiful museum is absolutely free. The collection is very eclectic, from paintings to pottery, from sculpture to furniture.... Would you like to see... More 

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Santee, California
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Reviewed August 19, 2016

St Louis never ceases to amaze me. Another great fine was the FREE art museum with free parking. A perfect Friday night date as it is open until 9 pm and as I said free. A nice variety of quality art.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

So happy to learn the art museum was free and it has some really amazing paintings. Would definitely recommend. Worth visiting for the Monet alone!

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Matteson, Illinois
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Reviewed August 17, 2016

I enjoyed a relaxed afternoon at this museum. There is everything here from contemporary art to ancient sculptures. I am not well versed in art so I appreciated the gallery talks gave me even more interest in the new world of art I am exploring. I will definitely visit this museum again.

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Reviewed August 17, 2016

This great Art Museum began back in 1904 at the St. Louis World's Fair - one of the few permanent buildings (to protect great European and other art). All of the great old grand masters are here (El Greco to Rembrandt), plus a beautiful new addition features contemporary art and special traveling exhibits. Fine dining in Panorama restaurant on first... More 

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Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

If you've got a few hours to spare this is a great place to come. Varied collections of high quality art in many forms. Everyone should find a favorite.

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Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
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Reviewed August 16, 2016

We stopped by when we need to burn a couple of hours before dinner. Free museum, free parking (in places). Very nice place. Had a good time with my wife looking at and discussing art. Wish the American artists area wasn't under construction at the time. Lots of stuff to look at. A worthy stop.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed August 15, 2016

The St. Louis Art Museum is one of only two buildings left standing after the 1904 World's Fair. The impressive architecture houses more than 30,000 works of art. Impressive examples of American art, far eastern ceramics, and the world's largest collection of Hans Beckmann paintings. The middle panel of Monet's water lilies triptych is here, as well as Matisse's iconic... More 

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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Reviewed August 14, 2016

I don't go to art museums much, but I should have been to the one in my own home city a long time ago. Right off the bat was a large collection of Max Beckman paintings that I had just learned about in German classes. We went for the special collection of American Folk Art, which was outstanding.

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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Reviewed August 14, 2016

My only complaint is, we couldn’t stay longer. We stopped in on our long road trip. We toured for about 2 hours and only got to see maybe a third of the exhibits. We will return and spend all day here next time. Our 9yo daughter absolutely loved the history and artifacts dating back thousands of years. Did I mention... More 

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