The Saint Louis Art Museum offers a wide range of programs for adults, including gallery talks, lectures, tours, festivals, films, classes, workshops, and musical performances. Learn about the collection and special exhibitions from curators, artists, and other experts and expand your knowledge and enjoyment of art.
Free daily guided tours of the collection are offered at 10:30 am Tuesday–Friday and 1:30 pm Saturday and Sunday. Each month features a different topic. Tours are led by docents and depart from the Information Center in Sculpture Hall and last approximately one hour. Reservations are not needed.
To make arrangements for a group of 10 or more, please use our Group Tour Request form.
These free, hour-long informal discussions offer insights into the Museum’s collection and main exhibitions. They take place in the galleries (unless otherwise noted) and are led by curators, museum educators, professors, artists, and other experts.
Capacity is limited for each Gallery Talk. Pick up a lanyard at the Information Center in Sculpture Hall to reserve a spot.
Lectures, Films, and Music
Esteemed artists, curators, scholars, and authors speak on art, culture, and other aspects of the Museum’s collections and main exhibitions. All events in The Farrell Auditorium, including free events, are ticketed.
Symposia and Study Days
Local, national, and international scholars explore a featured topic or exhibition in-depth in these one or two-day programs.
Art Hill Film Series
Each summer, thousands of people gather on Art Hill in Forest Park to enjoy popular film classics, food trucks, music, and art-making.
Films and Music
Films and musical performances are occasionally offered in The Farrell Auditorium or the galleries.
Upcoming Lectures, Films, and Music
Join us on the final Friday of most months from 7-10 pm for unique gallery games and scavenger hunts, a cash bar, Create Lab art-making, and live music! Each SLAM Underground features a new theme and a signature cocktail.
Developed for life-long learners, these courses invite extensive exploration of art-related topics and are taught by expert artists, curators, museum educators, and university professors.