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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:
March 21: A Rainbow of Colors
April 18: Our World
May 16: Ancient Treasures
June 20: Shapes All Around

For March 21 class, registration opens February 22.
For April 18 class, registration opens March 22.
For May 16 class, registration opens April 19.
For June 20 class, registration opens May 17.

Gallery Talks

Thursday, March 22, 11 am
Friday, March 23, 6 pm

19th-Century Art that Stirs the Emotions (and Why They Loved It)
Jeanne Zarucchi, professor of art history and French, University of Missouri–St. Louis

Thursday, April 5, 11 am
Friday, April 6, 6 pm

Colossal Sculptures in Ancient Egypt
Lisa Çakmak, associate curator of ancient art

Thursday, April 12, 11 am
Friday, April 13, 6 pm

Sun Xun: Time Spy

Thursday, April 19, 11 am
Friday, April 20, 6 pm

Greek Island Embroidery Traditions
Zoe Perkins, textile conservator

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


The Osiris Mysteries in Egypt’s Sunken Cities
Franck Goddio, underwater archaeologist and exhibition curator
Friday, March 23, 11 am
Friday, March 23, 2 pm
Sunday, March, 25, 2 pm SOLD OUT
The Farrell Auditorium
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Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus once celebrated one of the most secret ceremonies of Egypt: the Mysteries of Osiris. The discovery and the archaeological excavations of those cities solve a 2,000-year enigma and bring new information to light.


Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park Annual Lecture: The Restoration of Unity Temple
Friday, April 6, 7 pm
The Farrell Auditorium, Free
Gunny Harboe, fellow of the American Institute of Architects

A fully restored Unity Temple was reopened to the public in 2017. The design team, led by Harboe Architects, spent nearly a year conducting in-depth research into the best ways to authentically restore and fully modernize this national treasure. Lead architect Gunny Harboe, FAIA, will present the transformative restoration that has returned this internationally significant work of architecture to its original appearance.


Ensemble Aubade
Saturday, April 7, 2 pm
The Farrell Auditorium

$10 ($5 members)
Boston's Ensemble Aubade will perform a vivid repertoire for flute, viola, and piano, with wide-ranging selections across the centuries.


The Art of Bach
Friday, April 13, 7 pm
The Farrell Auditorium

$20 ($15 members)
Bach’s Cello Suites are considered to be among the most profound of all classical music works. This concert will engage multiple senses with cellist Ken Kulosa performing three of the six suites, complemented by live painting and dancers. Presented in collaboration with Big Muddy Dance Company. Choreographed by Samuel Asher Kunzman.
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Artist Talk: Jennifer Bornstein
Friday, April 20, 7 pm
The Farrell Auditorium, Free

Over the past 20 years, Jennifer Bornstein has earned an international reputation for large-scale installations that combine film, video, photography, printmaking, and performance to investigate themes of time and perception. Bornstein is the 2017–2018 Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellow at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis and will discuss her art practice and the site-specific Currents 115 exhibition.


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

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
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
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

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.