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.
2021 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Celebration: Inspired by a Movement
Join us for a unique, virtual edition of the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Celebration. Check back on January 18 to watch local Black performing artists respond to photographs of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement by Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer Moneta Sleet Jr.
While we may be apart to celebrate this year, Dr. King’s legacy endures.
This program is supported by the Dana Brown Endowed Fund for Education and Community Programs.
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.
Upcoming Gallery Talks
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.
Films and Music
Films and musical performances are occasionally offered in The Farrell Auditorium or the galleries.
Art Hill Film Series
Although the 2020 Art Hill Film Series is canceled as an in-person event, a virtual version of the popular, annual festival will be held in July.
SLAM Underground has been suspended through the end of 2020.
Join us on the final Friday of the month 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.
Upcoming SLAM Undergrounds
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.