Featuring a collection of more than 30,000 works of art, Saint Louis Art Museum counts among one of the country's major art institutions, attracting over half a million visitors each year. Erected for the 1904 World's Fair, the three-story building went through a massive restoration project in 2009 in which 21 new galleries were added, some for each of its permanent collection and temporary exhibits. The museum's star attraction is its modern art collection, including works by European masters Monet, Picasso, Van Gogh, Matisse, and Gauguin. Don't miss the gallery dedicated to 20th century German paintings that features the world's biggest collection of works by Max Beckmann, plus pieces by Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter, and Martin Kippenberger. Use our Saint Louis online day trip planner to visit Saint Louis Art Museum on your trip to Saint Louis, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Saint Louis Art Museum reviews
Great experience! A wide variety of art, but not too much you can’t see everything. Free admission. Free parking, if you parking lot across the street. Located in a beautiful park you should hang out.... more »
Plenty to see and well laid out. The staff is super nice and helpful. I try to make a trip every year as this is such a nice museum. more »
One of my favorite places to visit in St Louis. The museum underwent a large expansion a few years ago and it's only gotten better. The main building dates back to the 1904 World's Fair and it beautiful. I love being in the main galleries and hearing the wood floors creak. It is free to visit. If you park in the parking garage there is a fee, but if you don't mind walking, you can park along the roads and that's free.
It is always a pleasure to visit SLAM. Our favorite event each year is Art in Bloom, but we have also been fortunate to attend a few lectures and, of course, special exhibits. I love all the ways they have to engage kids and families. I really can't say enough about what an enriching experience it is to visit. We are proud members!
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