Stories in Art: Tour and Art Activity for Visitors with Memory Loss and Their Caregivers
Tuesday, March 6, 10:30 am - noon
Free; pre-registration is required.

The Saint Louis Art Museum is proud to partner with the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter to offer this fun and creative program for visitors living with memory loss and their care-partners. Participants will engage in an interactive tour led by our skilled docents followed by an optional hands-on art activity. This program provides a relaxed and inspiring environment to share experiences, view and talk about art, and express your creativity by making your own art to take with you. Register here.

Youth Classes

Wee Wednesdays
Third Wednesday of each Month:
March 21: A Rainbow of Colors
April 18: Our World
May 16: Ancient Treasures
June 20: Shapes All Around
10:30-11:30 am

Free; pre-registration is required.

Learn, play, explore, and grow at the Museum's program for our youngest visitors. Join us for an adventure as we discover new ways of interacting with art and each other. With time for play, storytelling, museum walks, and art making, Wee Wednesdays provides a fun and active way to explore the Museum together. Recommended for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

Registration is open for the following dates:
May 16: Ancient Treasures
June 20: Shapes All Around

For May 16 class, registration opens April 19.
For June 20 class, registration opens May 17.

Gallery Talks

Thursday, May 3, 11 am
Friday, May 4, 6 pm

Art and Fashion
Gregory Gale, costume designer

Thursday, May 10, 11 am
Friday, May 11, 6 pm

A Study in Courage: Pablo Picasso’s The Mother
Samuel Harned, former chair of the history department, Clayton High School

Thursday, May 17, 11 am
Friday, May 18, 6 pm

Installing a Museum Collection
Exhibition Preparators, Saint Louis Art Museum

Thursday, May 31, 11 am
Friday, June 1, 6 pm

Music with a View: Selections from the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Justin Austin, baritone; Lachlan Glen, pianist; and Hannah Klemm, assistant curator of modern and contemporary art

Thursday, June 7, 11 am
Friday, June 8, 6 pm

Rock Solid: Hardstones on Fragile Surfaces, 1470-1800
Brittany Luberda, research assistant

Thursday, June 14, 11 am
Friday, June 15, 6 pm

Relics and Reliquaries in the Early European Collection
Chris Naffziger, instructor, Lindenwood University

Thursday, June 21, 11 am
Friday, June 22, 6 pm

A Stroll through the Sculpture Garden
Jeanne Zarucchi, professor of art history and French, University of Missouri–St. Louis


Swallowed by the Sea: Ancient Egypt’s Greatest Lost City (59m)
Fridays, April 6, April 13, April 20, and April 27
Screenings at 10:30 am, 11:45 am, 1 pm, and 2:15 pm
The Farrell Auditorium

Free; tickets not required.
Follow the team of underwater archaeologists as they discover the lost city of Thonis-Heracleion, one of two ancient Egyptian cities featured in the Museum’s exhibition Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds. Enhance your Sunken Cities exhibition experience by viewing this documentary before or after your visit to the exhibition. Tickets are not required.


Umm Kulthum: A Voice of Egypt (1996)
Sunday, May 13, 2 pm
The Farrell Auditorium
$5 (free for Members)
Advanced tickets recommended

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The documentary offers a fascinating account of the life of one of Egypt’s most beloved superstars, singer Umm Kulthum. (67 minutes)


Unfolding Beauty and Beyond: Korean Screen Paintings of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910)
Friday, May 18, 7 pm
The Farrell Auditorium, Free

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Hyunsoo Woo, the Maxine and Howard Lewis curator of Korean art, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Using examples of the late Joseon dynasty’s screen paintings, this lecture will explore meanings and symbolism hidden behind their visual charm. Relevant Chinese and Japanese works will serve as comparisons providing distinctive characteristics of these closely related cultures.

Co-presented with the Gateway Korea Foundation.


Film and Fashion: Matisse in the South of France
Wednesday, May 23, 11 am
Education Center, Free

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Kathryn Brown, Loughborough University
When Henri Matisse moved to Nice in 1917, he was inspired not only by the light and landscape of southern France, but also by its emerging film industry. This talk identifies links between the fashion and glamour of cinema, to Matisse’s works in the 1920’s. In particular, it re-evaluates Matisse’s portrayal of women and shows how popular cinematic culture set the stage for an exploration of gender, identity, and exoticism in painting.


The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
Sunday, June 17, 2 pm
The Farrell Auditorium
$5 (free for Members)
Advanced tickets recommended

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In this gothic drama based on Oscar Wilde’s novel, a corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all. (110 minutes)

All events in The Farrell Auditorium, including free events, are ticketed. Tickets are subject to availability. Tickets may be purchased or reserved in person at the Museum's Information Centers or through MetroTix at or 314.534.1111. All tickets purchased or reserved through MetroTix incur a service charge; the service charge is waived for tickets purchased at the Museum.