Monday, November 14, 2016

St Louis Art Museum

St Louis Art Museum Photo Geoff W Sutton 8 July 2016

The St Louis Art Museum is worth a visit if you have even a few extra hours in St Louis. It is conveniently located in Forest Park nearby other places of interest. I would rate this 9 of 10 stars for a pleasant, educational, affordable art Museum experience.

 Admission is free. Check for the most recent hours. Recently, hours were limited to 10-5 most days, later on Friday and closed Mondays. Parking is free in some lots and at a cost in the garage.

The collection includes more than 30,000 works. You can see a few thousand online (

There are works and activities of interest for children on up. The Museum shops contain some inexpensive , some unique, and of course some expensive items. As with most places I found the cost of dining rather expensive compared to what is available in the community. But you can take a lunch. There are plenty of picnic tables outside.

The museum hosts special events and you can arrange group tours. As with most places, check online for the latest information.

You will find a diverse collection of objects from many parts of the world as well as local works.

The collection includes examples of art spanning thousands of years.

Bull's Head 2600-2450 BCE, Sumerian Photo by Geoff W. Sutton

Acts of  Nebuchadnezzar II, 604-562 BCE

Roman cremation urn c 1st-2nd Century

English, View in Suffolk, Gainsborough, c1755

European Paintings & Sculpture

Italian, Interior St Peter's, Panini, 1731

French, St. John the Baptist, Rodin, 1878

There are several dioramas including rooms in Early American homes, which include paintings, fabrics, and paintings.

Native American

The African collection includes objects from various parts of the continent.

Birthing Couple, Mali

My ratings 1-10 and 10 is the best.

Overall = 9
Parking = 8 (free nearby; $$ onsite)
Admission fee = 10 (free!)
Appearance = 9
Grounds = 7 (nice, not exceptional)
Friendliness of staff = 9
Cleanliness of toilets = 9
Cost of dining = 7

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