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.
a self-guided or docent-led tour.
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
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.
about upcoming Lectures.
Artist Talk: D. Y. Begay, Navajo WeaverWednesday, January 29, 6:30 pm
Born and raised on Navajo territory, artist D. Y. Begay learned how to spin, dye, and weave according to family traditions passed down for generations. Today she combines mastery of traditional Navajo weaving with diverse design concepts.
This lecture coincides with the exhibition Mother Earth, Father Sky: Weavings from the Navajo World
, on display in Gallery 100. The exhibition will be open for viewing immediately following the lecture.
Berthe Morrisot and the Impressionist CircleKatherine Poole-Jones, Assistant Professor of Art History, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Friday, March 21, 6:30 pm
French artist Berthe Morrisot (1841–1895) exhibited at the prestigious Salon de Paris and later became an influential member of the Impressionist group along with Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Pissarro. This lecture will focus on the life and career of this influential, yet often unrecognized, artist.
The Life and Art of Charles WhiteAndrea Barnwell Brownlee, Director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, and author of Charles White (David C. Driskell Series of African American Art, Volume 1)
Friday, March 28, 6:30 pm
Born and raised on Chicago's South Side, artist Charles White (1918–1979) pursued artistic excellence, personal integrity, and racial equality through his art from a young age. He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and became known for his Works Progress Administration-era prints, paintings, and murals depicting the culture, life, and history of African Americans. In this lecture, art historian and curator Andrea Barnwell Brownlee discusses the life and
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.
about upcoming Classes, Seminars, and Workshops.
Teen WorkshopOrigami and Calligraphy
Saturday, December 28 (11-15 year olds)
Fee: $40 ($30 members)
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Learn the traditional arts of bamboo brush calligraphy and origami in this special winter workshop. After a tour through our Asian art galleries, artist Sheow Hwey Chang will teach students basic calligraphic brushstrokes and paper-folding techniques. Participants will transform their paper creations into a fun, winter-themed mobile.
All art supplies provided. Class size is limited to 15.
SeminarIntroduction to African ArtSaturdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22
: $80 ($60 Museum Members)
SeminarImpressionist FranceFridays, March 7, 14, 21, 28
Fee: $80 ($60 Members)
StudioDrawing in the GalleriesFridays, January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 21
(no class February 14)
Fee: $60 ($50 Museum Members)Register
StudioCopyist PaintingSaturdays, January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22
Fee: $115 ($95 Museum Members)Register