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“Free, fabulous art.”

Saint Louis Art Museum
Ranked #10 of 275 things to do in Saint Louis
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
Reviewed October 5, 2013

This lovely museum is set on a hilltop in beautiful Forest Park. Amazingly, admission is free. Excellent collections of artwork and cultural artifacts from all over the world, and from all time periods. Large, uncrowded galleries, knowledgeable staff, and everything from ancient Egypt and Assyria, to medieval armor, to Asian treasures, Impressionists, and contemporary works. Could spend the whole day wandering the galleries, with a break for a picnic overlooking the endless view from the slope in front of the museum. A treasure house, for certain.

Thank ArlettaC
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

A friend and I recently had 3 days in St Louis for site seeing and we spent most of the first day at the St Louis Art Museum. There is no admission fee. The staff at the museum were friendly and provided us with maps and suggestions on the art in each of the galleries. We did walk and walk and walk and saw the majority of the art work. Neither one of us are fans of modern or pop art but they do have a nice collection of that type of art if you are interested. We spent most of our time in the galleries with the impressionists, masters and sculptures. The lower floor has Pacific, Native American and Egyptian art available to see some of which were quite stunning visually. There are also examples of entire rooms dating to a certain time period and china, silver and furniture. You can spent an hour or a full day like we did. We did take a lunch break and had a delightful sandwich at the cafe on the lower floor. It was very good. Also I do need to mention that the gift shop on the lower floor is wonderful....one of the best I have ever seen. One more comment as I do have a walking problem and there are galleries that have comfortable seating - not just the usual hard wooden benches that you find in most art museums. Also they provide a portable cane/seat combination that you can carry with you and have a seat if you require one...and again no fee to use one of these marvels. So all in all I do give the museum 2 thumbs up.

Thank Frieda C
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Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

I am a St Louis native and have been here many times. Love it! Its the perfect place to lose yourself, admire hundreds of cool art pieces and go back in time. I particularly enjoy stopping in to visit the Van Gogh's.

Thank Melschliebe
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

The St Louis Art Museum in September 2013 had an evocative exhibition of contemporary German art. Well worth a look.

Thank Ingram10
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the St. Louis art museum. The co[lections are vast and diverse, no matter what your personnal taste in art is they likely have something you will enjoy. The museum is housed in the only remaining building left over from the 1904 worlds fair and it is a stunner. Before visiting the art museum I recommend you drop by the Missouri History Museum just up the street (also free) and check out the gallery devoted to the 1904 fair. Identifying the art museum as it was in 1904 on some of the old pictures and paintings in the history museum will help ypu better appreciate the art museum today.

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