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Located in the heart of historic Forest Park, the Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the nation's leading comprehensive art museums with collections that include works of art of exceptional quality from virtually every culture and time period. Beyond the collections, the Museum maintains a variety of services, amenities, and programs to help make your visit more enjoyable.


Free public parking is available in the two lots located on the north side of Fine Arts Drive, across from the Museum.

Paid parking is available in the Museum's 300-space underground Parking Garage, located on Fine Arts Drive. The Garage is open to the public during Museum hours (30 minutes prior to opening to 30 minutes after closing), and is also available after hours for events in Forest Park, by arrangement.

Parking Garage Fees and Payment:
  • $15 daily
  • Members - $5 daily. To receive the discount, tickets must be validated at one of the Museum's Information Centers prior to payment at the electronic pay station.
  • Payment is accepted at the electronic pay station located on level P1.
  • Please remember to take your parking ticket with you into the Museum for payment.

Accessible parking is available in the public lots and in the Parking Garage. Drop-off areas are located on Fine Arts Drive directly in front of the Museum. Entrances to both the Main Building and East Building are accessible.


There are two MetroLink stops within walking distance of the Museum. The Skinker MetroLink Station is approximately .8 of a mile from the Museum (a 15 minute walk), and the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station is at the intersection of DeBaliviere Avenue and Forest Park Parkway just north of Forest Park.

Art Map: Your Guide to Non-Profit Visual Arts in St. Louis
Explore the world of non-profit arts organizations in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area with this detailed map.

ArtsZipper, produced by the Regional Arts Commission, provides information for hundreds of arts events.

Explore St. Louis
The official site of the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission features complete travel information for visitors as well as resources for group tours and meeting planners.

Forest Park: City of St. Louis Department of Parks & Recreation
The City of St. Louis's Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry provides information about all of the activities, attractions, and resources within Forest Park.

St. Louis Vacations and Drury Hotels
St. Louis is a great place for a family getaway! Stay at St. Louis Drury Hotels and print coupons for participating St. Louis attractions.

Metropolitan Zoological Park & Museum District (ZMD)
The Saint Louis Art Museum is a member of the ZMD, one of the largest tax supported cultural districts in the country. Other member organizations include the Saint Louis Zoological Park, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Saint Louis Science Center, and the Missouri History Museum.

The Museum Shop has always been known for an eclectic assortment of exquisite, art-inspired gifts, including art glass, jewelry, books, posters, and toys. Now there's even more to love with two locations, both fully stocked with extraordinary items: the main Museum Shop, located on Level 1 of the South Building (across from the Cafe) and the stylish Exhibition Shop, which can be found in the new, Chipperfield-designed East Building.

Remember: Members receive a 10 percent discount at the Museum Shops every day!


Front Cover of the Conflicts of Interest, Max Beckmann, Beyond Bosch, Plains Indian art, Degas, and Learning to See catalogs
The Saint Louis Art Museum is proud to offer the following catalogues in our Museum shops:

Learning to See: Renaissance and Baroque Masterworks from the Phoebe Dent Weil and Mark S. Weil Collection
Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade
Conflicts of Interest Art and War in Modern Japan
Max Beckmann at the Saint Louis Art Museum The Paintings
Beyond Bosch The Afterlife of a Renaissance Master in Print
Plains Indian Art of the Early Reservation Era

Open daily during museum hours. For assistance or to order call 1.314.655.5249 or email museumshop@slam.org.

The Museum is committed to maintaining a safe and comfortable environment, both for our visitors and our collections. Please take a look at our guidelines to see how you can help protect and preserve our artworks and have a pleasant, respectful atmosphere in the Museum. For the safety and preservation of the collection, the Museum asks that you follow these policies.

Help us protect the art by not touching. Please leave drinks, umbrellas, and bags and backpacks larger than 11” x 17” at one of the free coat checks. Drinks must be in a spill-proof container. Food is not allowed in the Museum. 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 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.

Museum visitors are welcome to sketch in the permanent collection galleries using dry media without easels any time during regular open hours; sketching is not allowed in the Special Exhibition Galleries; sketchers should ask staff to direct them to portable stools for use in the galleries.

Artists that require daily set-ups (painters and copyists using easels and/or working in wet media, sculptors working in water-soluble clay or polymer clay, etc.) require prior submission of the Copyist Form. Once paperwork is approved, copyists may set up and work 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Tuesday through Sunday with the exception of 10:00 am – 8:30pm on Fridays, under the conditions outlined in the form.

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.

The Saint Louis Art Museum welcomes all visitors and strives to make its building and programs accessible to everyone. The Museum offers a variety of resources for visitors of all ages and abilities.

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Strollers are welcome in the Museum, but their use may be restricted in some areas.
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Restrooms equipped with changing stations are available.
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Coat CheckA Coat Check is available free of charge in Sculpture Hall.
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To recover a lost item or to turn in a found item, please visit the Information Center in Sculpture Hall or call 314.655.5299.
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Free ADA-compliant parking is available in the lots across from the Museum’s Main Building Entrance. Directly in front of the Museum, Fine Arts Drive may be used as a drop-off and pick-up location. A ramp and power assist doors are located at the Main Building Entry Stair, on the right, to accommodate visitors with wheelchairs, walkers, or strollers.
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All public areas of the Museum are ADA-compliant and accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who need to avoid stairs. Standard wheelchairs may be requested at the Information Center in Sculpture Hall. These are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Maps with elevator locations are also available at the Information Center.
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The Museum welcomes motorized wheelchairs and other personal transporters needed by disabled visitors.
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The Museum welcomes certified service animals. Service animals must remain on a leash at all times while in the Museum.
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ALDs are available at the Information Center in Sculpture Hall for all public programs.
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The Museum offers large print versions of exhibition labels. Magnifying glasses are also available upon request.
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Certified Sign Language Interpreters are available for public programs with four weeks advance notice. Please contact 314.655.5268 or access@slam.org to arrange for this service.

American Sign Language interpretation is provided on the third Sunday of each month for the 1:30 pm Daily Guided Tour. No pre-registration is required.


Join us the final Friday of the month for the latest installment of SLAM Underground. As always, you can expect art, music, and cocktails.

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SLAM Underground: Purple Reign

Friday, August 25 | 7–10 pm
Free admission.

Dearly beloved, we are gathering together on the last Friday in August to get through this thing called Life.

SLAM Underground is BACK and we're taking this party outside to the Grace Taylor Broughton Sculpture Garden. In honor of our main exhibition, Reigning Men, Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015, we're celebrating the life of the one, the only, the ultimate Reigning Man, Prince.

PARTY like it's 1999 with DJ Agile One
DREAM up your own fashion design in the Create Lab
SPOT accessories in our main exhibition, Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015, on a scavenger hunt
THINK you know Prince? Test your knowledge at our Prize Wheel
TASTE Purple Rain, our signature cocktail
POSE like Prince in the Oh So Vivant photo booth
MORE details to come!

Questions? Email marketing@slam.org.