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.


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.

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Beyond the Picture Frame: A Refreshed Look at Arts Identified as Senufo
Thursday September 17, 6:30 pm
The Farrell Auditorium. Free.
Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi, Assistant Professor, Art History Department, Emory University, Atlanta Georgia and curatorial advisor for this exhibition

This lecture will explore the historical foundations for the term "Senufo" and its use in labeling art from western Burkina Faso, northern Côte d'Ivoire, and southern Mali. A book signing will follow.

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.

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Case Studies in African Art
Saturdays, September 12, 26, October 10, 24 (occurs bi-weekly)
10:30 am-noon
$50. Participants should email the Pulitzer Arts Foundation at programs@pulitzerarts.org to register

This class draws on current exhibitions of African art in St. Louis: Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa at the Saint Louis Art Museum and Kota: Digital Excavations in African Art at Pulitzer Arts Foundation. Classes will be taught by curators from both institutions as well as guest scholars.