Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Art Museum open to the public during Fair St. Louis?
Yes. The Museum will open at 10:00 am and close at 3:00 pm on July 2-4.
Do I need a ticket to visit the Art Museum?
Can I park in the Art Museum's garage?
No. Admission to the Saint Louis Art Museum is free every day. Tickets are required for featured exhibitions, such as Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa
. The exhibition is free on Friday, July 3. You can pick up a free ticket at the Taylor Hall Information Center. During the Fair, tickets to the exhibition can only be purchased in person at the Information Centers in Sculpture Hall and Taylor Hall. Tickets will not be available on MetroTix.
What is happening at the Art Museum, July 2-4?
The two parking lots located on the north side of Fine Arts Drive will be closed during Fair St. Louis. Parking in the Art Museum's parking garage is available only for Museum visitors with disabilities and is open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. July 2, 3 and 4. Visitors parking in the Museum parking garage must exit by 3:00 pm. Parking elsewhere in Forest Park will be restricted. For more information about parking during Fair St. Louis, visit the Fair St. Louis website
Will there be docent guided tours and Gallery Talks during Fair St. Louis?
Visitors during Fair St. Louis are invited to be among the first to visit the Grace Taylor Broughton Sculpture Garden
, which opens June 26 and is located off the South Terrace behind Sculpture Hall. Tickets are available for Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa
at the Information Centers in Sculpture Hall and Taylor Hall. The exhibition is free on Friday, July 3. Other free exhibitions on view during Fair St. Louis include:
How do I enter the Art Museum from the fairgrounds?
No. Docent guided tours and Gallery Talks will not be available July 2-4. However, daily tours and weekly Gallery Talks will resume on July 6. Learn more about upcoming Art Museum events
What dining options are available at the Art Museum during Fair St. Louis?
To get to the Museum from the fairgrounds, you must leave through one of the Fair's marked exits. During the Fair, you can enter the Museum only through the Main Building doors on Fine Arts Drive. To locate the Fair's entrances and exits, check the Fair St. Louis website
Will the Museum Shops be open during Fair St. Louis?
The Art Museum's Cafe will be open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm during Fair St. Louis. To see the Cafe menu, click here
. Panorama, the Museum restaurant, will be closed during Fair St. Louis.
Are there restrictions to what I can bring into the Art Museum?
Yes. The main shop, located in the lower level near the Cafe, and the East Building exhibition shop will be open from 10:00 am to 2:45 pm. Learn more about shopping at the Art Museum
Weapons are not permitted in the Art Museum. Food and drink are not allowed in the galleries. Any carried item larger than 11" x 17" must be checked at one of the Museum's two free coat-check locations, along with umbrellas and any other items that might cause accidental damage. Bags and backpacks also are subject to search.
Where can I get more information about Fair St. Louis?
Will the Art Museum still hold the Art Hill Film Series on Art Hill?
For more information about the fair – including hours, performance schedules and parking information – check the Fair St. Louis website
Yes. The Outdoor Film Series will take place the last four Fridays in July. This year's selections include:
Back to the Future - Friday, July 10
Jaws - Friday, July 17
Clueless - Friday, July 24
The Sound of Music - Friday, July 31
Learn more about the Art Hill Film Series here