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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.

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Lecture

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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ADULT CLASS

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

Limited to 20 Participants

This multi-week class draws on current exhibitions of African art in St. Louis, Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa at the Saint Louis Art Museum (June 28–September 27, 2015) and Kota: Digital Excavations in African Art at Pulitzer Arts Foundation (October 16, 2015–March 19, 2016). Participants will learn how to look at African art through multiple lenses including visual, art historical, cultural, and technological. Classes will take place at both the Saint Louis Art Museum and Pulitzer Arts Foundation and will be taught by exhibition curators and guest scholars.

Through an accumulative curriculum, participants will learn about African art aesthetics; explore specific concepts and questions surrounding Senufo objects and Kota reliquary figures; and be introduced to groundbreaking tools in data research and technology that are helping scholars of African art develop new theories about these objects. Curatorial tours of each exhibition are included, and participants will get a behind-the-scenes preview of the Kota exhibition before it opens to the public.

Saturday, September 12
Exploring Concepts in Senufo Art
Nichole Bridges, Saint Louis Art Museum Curator of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas Class meets at Saint Louis Art Museum, Main Building Information Desk.

This first class includes a tour of the exhibition Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa and explores concepts such as patronage, divination, Modernist intersections, and constructed identities through arts labeled Senufo.

Saturday, September 26
Drawing Connections in African Art
Nichole Bridges, Saint Louis Art Museum Curator of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
Class meets at Saint Louis Art Museum, Main Building Information Desk.
The second class in the series will highlight the African art collection at the Saint Louis Art Museum, with particular emphasis on artworks and themes related to the Senufo exhibition.

Saturday, October 10
Kota Reliquary Figures and Relational Data
Kristina Van Dyke and Frederic Cloth, Co-curators of Kota: Digital Excavations in African Art
Class meets at Pulitzer Arts Foundation.

The third class will introduce participants to Kota reliquaries and a new digital database to study and reveal their hidden histories. The class will also include a behind-the-scenes preview of the exhibition Kota: Digital Excavations in African Art before it opens to the public.

Saturday, October 24
Technology and New Tools in African Art Research
Class meets at Pulitzer Arts Foundation.

The final class will continue to explore technology as a tool in the broader field of African art.