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Daily Public Tours of the Collection

Free docent-led tours of the collection are available daily. Tours depart from the Information Center in Sculpture Hall and last approximately one hour.

Tuesday–Friday, 10:30 am
Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 pm

Schedule a Tour

The Museum charges no general admission fee, and all tours are free. An admission fee is charged for featured exhibitions. Tours may be scheduled for any time during open hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm, and Friday, 10:00 am–9:00 pm. The Museum is closed on Mondays.

Schedule a self-guided or docent-led tour.

Gallery Talks

Join us in the galleries each week for lively and informative talks by curators, academic scholars, artists, and other experts.
Thursdays, 11:00 am
Fridays, 6:00 pm

Learn more about upcoming Gallery Talks.

Lectures

Unless otherwise noted, all lectures take place at The Farrell Auditorium at the Saint Louis Art Museum. All events in The Farrell Auditorium, including free events, are ticketed. Tickets may be purchased or reserved in person at the Museum's Information Centers or through MetroTix at metrotix.com 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.

 Learn more about upcoming Lectures.

Lecture

Alvar Aalto
Friday, October 3; 7:00 pm
Robert McCarter, Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture, Sam Fox School of Art and Design, Washington University in St. Louis


Join us for a lecture by Robert McCarter, author of a new book on the work of Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), who was one of the 20th-century's most popular and accessible Modernist masters. A book signing will follow the lecture.

This lecture is free and open to the public, but a ticket is required. Tickets can be reserved in person at the Museum's Information Centers or through MetroTix at metrotix.com or 314.534.1111. All tickets reserved through MetroTix incur a service charge; the service charge is waived for tickets purchased at the Museum.

Nelson I. Wu Lecture

Painter and Atelier in Early Modern Japan
Thursday, October 30; 6:00 pm
Matthew McKelway, Takeo and Itsuko Atsumi, Professor of Japanese Art History Columbia University, New York


This lecture will explore the relationships between the artist, studio, and notions of artistic identity in early modern Japan. A reception will follow the lecture.

This event takes place offsite in Steinberg Hall at Washington University in St. Louis.

Atua Lecture Series

Find out more information about the Atua lecture series.

Classes, Seminars, and Workshops

Expand your love of art in these classes taught by Museum curators, university professors, and accomplished artists. Beginners welcome; no homework required.

 Learn more about upcoming Classes, Seminars, and Workshops.
More information will be provided as soon as it is available.

New youth classes have been announced.