Saint Louis Art Museum
St. Louis, MO
(above: Saint Louis Art Museum. Photo © 2022 John Hazeltine)
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Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley: The Last of the Mississippi Panoramas; essay by Janeen Turk (8/13/12)
Restoring an American Treasure: The Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley (7/25/12)
Bare Witness: Photographs by Gordon Parks (5/27/08)
George Caleb Bingham: The Making of "The County Election (2/20/08)
Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand: American Indian Art of the Ancient Midwest and South (2/11/05)
University City Ceramics: Saint Louis Heritage and the Arts and Crafts Movement (6/30/04)
Southwest Textiles: Pueblo and Navajo Traditions (2/20/04)
Art of the Osage (2/9/04)
John Singer Sargent Beyond the Portrait Studio: Paintings, Drawings, and Watercolors from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2/1/02)
The Work of Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy of lnvention (2/7/00)
Useful Beauty: Early American Decorative Arts from St. Louis Collections (6/99)
About the Museum
The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the leading art museums in the country. With an average of more than 550,000 visitors each year, the Museum is among the top ten nationwide in attendance. The oldest publicly supported art museum in the country, it consistently ranks first nationwide in per capita educational service to its community. The Museum stands atop "Art Hill" in Forest Park, the nation's third largest city park. The building, designed by famed architect Cass Gilbert as the Palace of Fine Arts for the 1904 World's Fair, is the "crown jewel" of the 1,370-acre park.
The Museum's collection of more than 30,000 works ranges from ancient to contemporary and features masterworks from cultures around the world. Highlights include art of the Renaissance, masterpieces of Impressionism, American and European art, Asian art, period rooms, and world-renowned collections of pre-Columbian and German Expressionist art. (revised 5/08)
Admission fees and hours are available on the museum's website.
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