Exterior View, St. Louis Art Museum

Saint Louis Art Museum

About the Museum


Interior view, St. Louis Art Museum

Interior view, St. Louis Art Museum

Exterior View, St. Louis Art Museum

Exterior View, St. Louis Art Museum

Interior view, St. Louis Art Museum

Interior view, St. Louis Art Museum

Interior view, St. Louis Art Museum

Interior view, St. Louis Art Museum

Interior view, St. Louis Art Museum
© Whitney Curtis, 2013, Whitney Curtis/Whitney Curtis

Interior view, St. Louis Art Museum

St. Louis Art Museum
A home for fine and decorative art spanning five millennia and six continents, the Saint Louis Art Museum was founded in 1879. Today it attracts thousands of visitors each year to its wide ranging collection and innovative exhibitions. The original beaux-arts building was designed for the 1904 World’s Fair but after more than a century of acquisitions the museum required more space and asked architect David Chipperfield to design an extension. The East Building opened in 2013, and was immediately praised by critics including the Financial Times who called it ‘a gem of clarity and deceptive simplicity’. As well as extensive holdings of fine and decorative art from Europe and Asia, the museum boasts a large collection of Native American art, and African American art reaching from the early 19th century to the present day.

Collection Highlights


The Mountain

Aristide Maillo

The Mountain
Danaë

Artemisia Gentileschi

Danaë
Jolly Flatboatmen in Port

George Caleb Bingham

Jolly Flatboatmen in Port
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Claude Monet

Water Lilies
Saint Louis Art Museum : Collection Highlights
The Mountain

Aristide Maillo

The Mountain, 1937
lead, 65 3/4 x 72 3/4 x 29 1/2 in
Saint Louis Art Museum, Funds given by Mr. and Mrs. Sydney M. Shoenberg and Mr. and Mrs. Sydney M. Shoenberg Jr., by exchange 233:1980
Danaë

Artemisia Gentileschi

Danaë, c.1612
oil on copper, 16 1/4 x 20 3/4 in
Saint Louis Art Museum, Museum Purchase and gift of Edward Mallinckrodt, Sydney M. Shoenberg Sr., Horace Morison, Mrs. Florence E. Bing, Morton D. May in honor of Perry T. Rathbone, Mrs. James Lee Johnson Jr., Oscar Johnson, Fredonia J. Moss, Mrs. Arthur Drefs, Mrs. W. Welles Hoyt, J. Lionberger Davis, Jacob M. Heimann, Virginia Linn Bullock in memory of her husband, George Benbow Bullock, C. Wickham Moore, Mrs. Lyda D'Oench Turley and Miss Elizabeth F. D'Oench, and J. Harold Pettus, and bequests of Mr. Alfred Keller and Cora E. Ludwig, by exchange 93:1986
Jolly Flatboatmen in Port

George Caleb Bingham

Jolly Flatboatmen in Port, 1857
oil on canvas, 47 1/4 x 69 5/8 in
Museum Purchase
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Claude Monet

Water Lilies, c.1915–26
oil on canvas, 78 3/4 in. x 13 ft. 11 3/4 in
The Steinberg Charitable Fund

Exhibitions


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108:2016

Cross-Pollination: Flowers in 18th-Century European Porcelain and Textiles

26 May - 26 Nov 2017
25:2017

A Century of Japanese Prints

11 Aug 2017 - 28 Jan 2018
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Thomas Struth: Nature and Politics

5 Nov 2017 - 21 Jan 2018
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