Saint Louis Art Museum: About Us


For the safety and preservation of the collection, the Museum asks that you follow these policies.

Backpacks must be checked at one of the Museum's two coat check locations, along with food and drink, large bags, umbrellas and any other items that might cause accidental damage. Child carriers must be worn in the front or checked at the coat check; strollers are available free of charge. Anything larger than 11" x 17", including signs, posters, and promotional materials must also be checked at a coat check. Large bags and backpacks also are subject to search.

Remain behind the floor tape and stanchions, and stand at least 3 feet away from the artwork. Please do not touch the artwork.

Photography, sketching, and videotaping of the collection are allowed for personal use only. Flash photography, tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, and all other supportive devices are not permitted. Photography is not allowed in the Featured Exhibition.

Please note: photographs and videos taken of visitors may be used to publicize the Museum.

Weapons are not permitted in the Museum.

The Museum campus is smoke-free.

Silence all cell phones while in the galleries.

Food and drink are not permitted in the galleries.

Vapor or e-Cigarettes are not allowed inside the Museum

View our photography policy.

View our camera crew policy.