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.

The Annual Nelson I. Wu Memorial Lecture on Asian Art and Culture

Magpies and Hare: Cui Bo's Magical Realism and Social Commentary
Thursday, November 12, 6:00 pm
The Farrell Auditorium. Free.
Afreda Murck, Independent Historian of Chinese Visual Culture

Cui Bo's superb Magpies and Hare of 1061 is celebrated as one of China's greatest realistic paintings, often compared to Albrecht Durer's Hare of 1502. Realism, however, is not all that is admirable in Cui Bo's painting, now in the National Palace Museum, Taipei. Murck will argue that through an artful combination of traditional metaphors Cui Bo created a brilliant commentary on a royal scandal of 1060.

Midcentury Modern Architecture in St. Louis: an Expanded View
Friay, November 13, 7:00 pm
The Farrell Auditorium. Free.
Mary Reid Brunstorm, doctoral candidate in art history, Washington University in St. Louis

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

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.


More information on upcoming adult classes will be posted as soon as possible.