Daily Public Tours of the Collection

Free docent-led tours of the collection are available daily. Tours depart from the Information Center in Sculpture Hall and last approximately one hour.

Tuesday–Friday, 10:30 am
Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 pm

Schedule a Tour

The Museum charges no general admission fee, and all tours are free. An admission fee is charged for featured exhibitions. Tours may be scheduled for any time during open hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm, and Friday, 10:00 am–9:00 pm. The Museum is closed on Mondays.

Schedule a self-guided or docent-led tour.

Gallery Talks

Join us in the galleries each week for lively and informative talks by curators, academic scholars, artists, and other experts.
Thursdays, 11:00 am
Fridays, 6:00 pm

Learn more about upcoming Gallery Talks.


Unless otherwise noted, all lectures take place at The Farrell Auditorium at the Saint Louis Art Museum. All events in The Farrell Auditorium, including free events, are ticketed. Tickets may be purchased or reserved in person at the Museum's Information Centers or through MetroTix at metrotix.com 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.

 Learn more about upcoming Lectures.
Midcentury Modern Architecture in St. Louis: an Expanded View
Friay, January 8, 7:00 pm
The Farrell Auditorium. Free.
Mary Reid Brunstrom, doctoral candidate in art history, Washington University in St. Louis

This lecture will explore four decades of modern architecture in St. Louis, 1928-1968.

Ann W. Olin Lecture

Leadership by Design
Tuesday, January 19, 7:00 pm
Maria Giudice, vice president, Autodesk Designer, innovator, and author Maria Giudice speaks on her latest book, Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design. Giudice founded the full-service creative agency Hot Studio, currently serves as an adjunct professor and trustee at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, and has spoken at conferences all over the world on the topics of design and business.

Max Beckmann's Paintings at the Saint Louis Art Museum
Friday, January 22, 7:00 pm
Lynette Roth, Daimler-Benz Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard Art Museums

The author of the recently published book Max Beckmann at the Saint Louis Art Museum: The Paintings will offer compelling new insights into the German artist’s life and work, based on a selection of his 39 paintings in the Museum’s collection. A book signing will follow.

Women’s History Month

Annual Women in Arts Lecture: The Soul of Art
Friday, March 18, 7:00 pm
Audrey Flack, artist

American artist Audrey Flack is a pioneer of photorealism and a nationally recognized painter, sculptor, and author. Flack’s work is in the collections of major museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. In this talk, Flack will discuss her four-decade career as an artist.

This program is made possible by the Mary Strauss Women in the Arts Endowment.

If It Wasn't for the Women: Behind and through the Lense
Saturday, March 19, 10:30 am–noon
Contemporary photographers Jen Everett, Priya Kambli, and Wendy Red Star explore African American, Indian American, and Native American cultural identity in their work, respectively.

Artist Talk: Andréa Stanislav
Wednesday, March 23, 7:00 pm
Andréa Stanislav is an internationally recognized artist based in Minneapolis and New York, whose practice includes sculpture, video installation, and public projects. Her work regards the sublime through unexpected visual manifestations, multi-media installations, and monumental sculpture, which demonstrates themes of harmony and destruction in the natural and constructed world. The exhibition Currents 112: Andréa Stanislav will open for viewing following the lecture.

This program is supported by The Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Art Endowment Fund.

Classes, Seminars, and Workshops

Expand your love of art in these classes taught by Museum curators, university professors, and accomplished artists. Beginners welcome; no homework required.

 Learn more about upcoming Classes, Seminars, and Workshops.


Oriental Rugs for Beginners
Saturday April 9, 10-3 pm
$50 ($40 Members); limited to 25

Learn the basics of Oriental rugs from Saint Louis Art Museum conservator Zoe Perkins and Asadorian Rug Company proprietor Richard Asadorian. Through a slide presentation, hands-on demonstration, and a visit to the exhibition, The Carpet and the Connosseur, students will learn about regions of production, major styles, history, and basic care and repair. Box lunch is optional for an additional fee.