Currently on View

From Caravans to Courts: Textiles from the Silk Road
April 1–August 21

Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum
June 19–September 11

Impressions of War
August 5–February 12, 2017

Japanese Painting and Calligraphy: Highlights from the Collection
August 19–February 12, 2017

Upcoming Exhibitions

New Media Series: Dara Birnbaum
September 2–December 11

Conflicts of Interest: Art and War in Modern Japan
October 16–January 8, 2017
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SLAM Underground: Backyard
Join us the final Friday of August as we take the party outside for a backyard bash
A Spark of Genius
To complement Self-taught Genius, August Family Sundays call out trailblazers whose work changed the art world.
The American Collection galleries on the third floor will be closed August 8-26 for an exciting reinstallation project and for WiFi installation. Select galleries will reopen on August 27.

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The Saint Louis Art Museum recently accepted into its collection 225 works of art from the collection of the late C.C. Johnson Spink and Edith "Edie" Spink. Search the collection using the term "Spink."

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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Three Eighty Seven
Despite a brief career halted by his untimely death in 1988, Jean-Michel Basquiat was one of the most acclaimed American artists of the 1980s.
Dave Drake—from slave to American icon
He was a man bound by slavery, and with no formal training, he became a skilled and prolific potter whose work is now on view in Self-Taught Genius.
The Self-Taught Genius of Marino Auriti
Standing 11-feet tall this artist’s Palazzo Enciclopedico or Encyclopedic Palace is an imposing presence at the entrance to the exhibition Self-Taught Genius.