Saint Louis Art Museum: Education


Adult Programs

Join us for exciting individual or group activities and learn about the Museum's collection.
 Friends of African American Art
Become a member of this Collectors Circle Group and take part in an exciting opportunity to support African American Art traditions and culture at the Saint Louis Art Museum. The Museum has over 300 works of art by African American artists in its collection. Programs include lectures and receptions with visiting scholars and artists, special visits to private collections, and curator-guided travel. Museum membership is required.

 Guided Group Tours
Looking for a new and exciting way to inspire your organization? Plan your next meeting or special event at the Museum where you can explore works of art from around the world. Free Guided Group Tours are customized to fit your organization's interest.


Youth Programs

Bring your group to the Museum or let us come to you for art-based activities.
 Youth smART
Bring your community organization, camp, or school to the Museum for a 90-minute experience that includes creative art projects, guided tours, and lively discussions. Each year Youth smART engages thousands of young visitors with opportunities to explore art and culture from around the world. Plan your next visit to the Museum and open a world of ideas to your groups.

Youth smART Flyer

 Art with Us
Let us come into your community site to create collaborative artwork inspired by the Museum's collection. Art With Us provides interactive, hands-on art education classes to youth in collaboration with community and social organizations throughout St. Louis city and county. During the ten-session program your group works with professional artists-in-residence to create works of art.

Teen Arts Council


Make art part of your family's celebrations on these special days.
 Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Celebration
Inspired by its magnificent collection of civil rights photographs from renowned photographer Moneta Sleet, the Museum honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Join the annual celebration to praise Dr. King through a presentation of photography, spoken word, and music.

 Kwanzaa Celebration
The Museum presents an annual program celebrating the seven-day festival of Kwanzaa and its seven guiding principles (Nguzo Saba) for strengthening family, community, and cultural values. The program is a collaboration with the St. Louis Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

 Culture Days
Make art a part of your community's religious and national celebrations. The Museum offers personalized tours, performances, and hands-on art activities that highlight specific cultures, customs, and traditions. Contact the Museum to design a special program for your next group event.


Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Take advantage of exciting opportunities to apply or volunteer.
 Romare Bearden Graduate Minority Museum Fellowship
This one-year paid fellowship is designed to prepare minority graduate students seeking careers as art historians and museum professionals. The Fellow gains valuable hands-on experience working throughout the Museum in various departments while specific assignments are tailored to the Fellow's background, interests, and the Museum's needs.

 Teen Assistants
High school students between the ages of 15 and 19 can gain work and leadership experience as part of the Museum's youth training program. The Museum hires Teen Assistants to lead tours for young audiences and to support a wide variety of community programs.

Youth smART Teen Application
Museum Volunteers