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GRAND OPENING: THE CELEBRATION



Saturday, June 29


Fine Arts Drive will be closed from Government Drive to Lagoon Drive for the weekend celebration.

9:30–10:00 am: Ribbon-Cutting Celebration
Join us, and be among the first to explore the 21 new East Building galleries.
East Building Entry Plaza

10:00 am–10:00 pm: Museum Hours

10:00 am–6:00 pm: World of Art Outdoor Activities
Museum Campus, East Parking Lot, Art Hill Plaza, and Fine Arts Drive
Come explore the World of Art, an outdoor celebration of the expansion with hands-on art projects and performances scheduled throughout the day, as well as food booths in the east parking lot.
Stage Schedule   Participants List

Stage Schedule

10:00–10:30 am Doorei Traditional Korean Drumming
11:00–11:30 am Dances of India Website
12:00–12:30 pm The Black Rep Website
1:00–1:30 pm The DisAbility Project Website
2:00–2:30 pm Circus Flora Website
3:00–3:30 pm Shakespeare Festival St. Louis's advanced teen ensemble, the Shakespeare Squadron Website
4:00–4:30 pm Edo Sadikovic
5:00–5:30 pm Jamaica Ray
7:00–9:00 pm Nicholas Payton, special guest with Phil Dunlap Quintet, additional appearances by Willie Akins and Brian Owens
Presented in partnership with Jazz St. Louis
Website

Talent line-up and schedule subject to change without notice

Participants List

Archaeological Institute of America – St. Louis Society Website
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis Website
Craft Alliance Website
Diversity Awareness Partnership Website
Friends of Taiwan - Greater St. Louis Website
Good Journey Development Foundation Website
The Griot Museum of Black History Website
Laumeier Sculpture Park Website
The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum® Website
Missouri Botanical Garden Website
Missouri History Museum Website
Paraquad Website
Perennial Website
The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts Website
St. Louis ArtWorks Website
Saint Louis Science Center Website
Saint Louis Zoo Website


7:00–10:00 pm: Opening Night Celebration
The celebration continues both in the Museum and outdoors. Live music will be performed by Nicholas Payton, special guest, with Phil Dunlap Quartet; additional appearances by Willie Akins and Brian Owens. Presented in partnership with Jazz St. Louis.
Museum Campus, East Parking Lot, Art Hill Plaza, and Fine Arts Drive

Sunday, June 30


Fine Arts Drive will be closed from Government Drive to Lagoon Drive for the weekend celebration.

10:00 am–5:00 pm: Museum Open, the Celebration Continues

Noon–5:00 pm: World of Art Outdoor Activities
The celebration continues both in the Museum and outdoors.
Museum Campus, East Parking Lot, Art Hill Plaza, and Fine Arts Drive
Stage Schedule   Participants List

Stage Schedule

12:00–12:45 pm Trombones of the St. Louis Symphony Website
1:00–1:30 pm Afriky Lolo with Diadie Bathily Website
2:00–2:30 pm St. Louis Native American Dancers
3:00–3:30 pm Samba Bom Website
4:00–4:30 pm The Muny Teens Website

Talent line-up and schedule subject to change without notice

Participants List

Archaeological Institute of America – St. Louis Society Website
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis Website
Craft Alliance Website
Diversity Awareness Partnership Website
Friends of Taiwan - Greater St. Louis Website
Good Journey Development Foundation Website
The Griot Museum of Black History Website
Laumeier Sculpture Park Website
The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum® Website
Missouri Botanical Garden Website
Missouri History Museum Website
Paraquad Website
Perennial Website
The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts Website
St. Louis ArtWorks Website
Saint Louis Science Center Website
Saint Louis Zoo Website


Monday, July 1

10:00 am—5:00 pm: Museum Open

The Grand Opening will occur rain or shine. In case of very inclement weather, some outdoor activities may be limited or suspended until the weather clears. For updates, please check slam.org or follow us on Facebook.