Stories in Art: Tour and Art Activity for Visitors with Memory Loss and Their Caregivers
Tuesday, March 6, 10:30 am - noon
Free; pre-registration is required.

The Saint Louis Art Museum is proud to partner with the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter to offer this fun and creative program for visitors living with memory loss and their care-partners. Participants will engage in an interactive tour led by our skilled docents followed by an optional hands-on art activity. This program provides a relaxed and inspiring environment to share experiences, view and talk about art, and express your creativity by making your own art to take with you. Register here.

Youth Classes

Wee Wednesdays
Third Wednesday of each Month:
June 20: Shapes All Around
July 18: Think Big!
August 15: Friendship
September 19: Imagine That!
10:30-11:30 am

Free; pre-registration is required.

Learn, play, explore, and grow at the Museum's program for our youngest visitors. Join us for an adventure as we discover new ways of interacting with art and each other. With time for play, storytelling, museum walks, and art making, Wee Wednesdays provides a fun and active way to explore the Museum together. Recommended for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

Registration is open for the following dates:
July 18: Think Big!
August 15: Friendship
September 19: Imagine That!

For July 19 class, registration opens June 21.
For August 15 class, registration opens July 19.
For September 19 class, registration opens August 16.

Gallery Talks

Thursday, July 19, 11:00 am
Friday, July 20, 6:00 pm

Mexico in Conversation
Jade Powers, 2017–2018 Romare Bearden Graduate Fellow

Thursday, July 26, 11:00 am
Friday, July 27, 6:00 pm

Values of Cloth in Ancient Peru
Deborah Spivak, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Ancient American Art

Thursday, August 2, 11:00 am
Friday, August 3, 6:00 pm

The Strong Wondrous Song of the Body: Meaning, Myth, and Metamorphosis through the Art of the Sculpted Dancer
Nartana Premachandra, author and president of Dances of India

Thursday, August 9, 11:00 am
Friday, August 10, 6:00 pm

Sun Xun: Time Spy

Thursday, August 16, 11:00 am
Friday, August 17, 6:00 pm

The Gilded Edge: What’s in a Frame?
Jeanne Zarucchi, professor of art history and French, University of Missouri—St. Louis

Thursday, August 23, 11:00 am
Friday, August 24, 6:00 pm

From Surinam to St. Louis: Traveling with American Paintings, 1755-1865
Amy Torbert, assistant curator of American art

Thursday, September 6, 11:00 am
Friday, September 7, 6:00 pm

Chinese Buddhist Art, 10th—15th Centuries
Philip Hu, curator of Asian art

Thursday, September 20, 11:00 am
Friday, September 21, 6:00 pm

Postwar Design and the Pursuit of Happiness
Genevieve Cortinovis, assistant curator ofdecorative arts and design


Swallowed by the Sea: Ancient Egypt’s Greatest Lost City (59m)
Fridays, through September 7 (except for June 15),
screenings at 10:30, 11:45, 1:00, and 2:15
The Farrell Auditorium

Free; tickets not required.
Follow the team of underwater archaeologists as they discover the lost city of Thonis-Heracleion, one of two ancient Egyptian cities featured in the Museum’s exhibition Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds. Enhance your Sunken Cities exhibition experience by viewing this documentary before or after your visit to the exhibition. Tickets are not required.


Exploring Religious Beliefs of the Afterlife
Sunday, August 5, 2 pm
The Farrell Auditorium
Free. Tickets required.

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Inspired by Sunken Cities, this panel will explore conceptions of the afterlife in diverse faith traditions, including ancient Egypt, Judaism, the Baha’i Faith, Hinduism, and Islam. Moderated by David Oughton, associate professor of theological studies at Saint Louis University. Co-presented with Arts & Faith St. Louis with support from Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis


Sunken Cities Behind-the-Scenes
Friday, August 24, 7 pm
Sunday, August 26, 2 pm
The Farrell Auditorium
$5 (free for Members)

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Get a behind-the-scenes look with Lisa Çakmak, associate curator of ancient art, and Jeanette Fausz, director of collections and exhibitions, who will talk about the planning and coordination required to bring more than 200 precious and colossal artifacts to St. Louis.

All events in The Farrell Auditorium, including free events, are ticketed. Tickets are subject to availability. Tickets may be purchased or reserved in person at the Museum's Information Centers or through MetroTix at 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.