Headed to Fair St. Louis? Then be sure to visit the Saint Louis Art Museum, which is right at the Fair's doorstep. The Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 3-5 and features self-guided tours for the family, our main exhibition, Impressionist France: Vision of Nation from Le Gray to Monet
, quick bites in our Café and best of all, world-class art. General admission to the Museum is free every day; Impressionist France is a ticketed exhibition. More information about visiting the Museum during Fair St. Louis can be found in the FAQs to the right.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will the Art Museum be open during Fair St. Louis?
Yes. The Museum will open at 10:00 am and close at 3:00 pm on July 3–5.
Do I need a ticket to visit the Art Museum?
Can I park in the Art Museum's garage?
Admission to the Art Museum is free. However, you will need a ticket to see the Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet
. During the fair, tickets to the exhibition can be purchased only in person at the Information Centers in Sculpture Hall and the East Building. The exhibition is free on Friday, July 4, but free tickets are required. Advance tickets are not available for July 3-5.
What events are taking place at the Art Museum?
The Art Museum's parking garage and the parking lots north of the Museum will be closed during Fair St. Louis. Parking elsewhere in Forest Park will be restricted. For more information about parking during Fair St. Louis, check the Fair St. Louis website
How do I enter the Art Museum from the fairgrounds?
Visitors during Fair St. Louis can see the groundbreaking exhibition Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet
, as well as experience both the new East Building and the newly installed galleries of the Main Building. This exhibition is free on Friday, July 4. Free exhibitions on view during Fair St. Louis include:
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 not be open during Fair St. Louis.
Is there anything I can't bring in 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 2:30 pm. Learn moure about shopping at the Art Museum
Food and drink are not permitted in the galleries. Anything larger than 11" x 17" must be checked at one of the Museum's two coat-check locations, along with umbrellas and any other items that might cause accidental damage. Bags and backpacks also are subject to search. Weapons are not permitted in the Art Museum.
Where can I get more information about Fair St. Louis?
Will there be Gallery Talks during Fair St. Louis?
For more information about the fair – including hours, performance schedules and parking information – check the Fair St. Louis website
Will the Art Museum organize family programs during Fair St. Louis?
Gallery Talks will not be available July 3-5. However, weekly Gallery Talks will resume on July 10-11. Learn more about upcoming Art Museum events
A self-guided "Safari Adventure" tour will be available for families throughout the fair. Brochures for the special tours are available at the Information Centers in Sculpture Hall and Taylor Hall.
Will the Art Museum still hold the Outdoor Film Series on Art Hill?
Yes, but the start of the four-Friday Outdoor Film Series has been pushed back one week this year to accommodate Fair St. Louis. This year's selections include Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Friday, July 11), Funny Face (Friday, July 18), Field of Dreams (Friday, July 25), and Meet Me in St. Louis (Friday, August 1). Learn more about the Outdoor Film Series