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All in-person programs are currently suspended due to COVID-19. This includes tours, gallery talks, lectures, films, performances, and workshops. Self-guided group tours are not permitted. Learn about our COVID-19 response here.

Please join us for upcoming live virtual programs. Recordings of previous virtual programs are available below.

Speakers Bureau: Art Along the Rivers

This live virtual program includes a brief overview of the exhibition and features several of the more than 150 works of art on view. The program is available to groups and organizations of 10 or more.


Recordings of previous virtual programs are recorded below.

Art Speaks

Insightful, informal, and engaging conversations with curators, artists, educators, and other experts about art from a variety of viewpoints.


Lectures, Artist Talks, and Panel Conversations

Esteemed artists, curators, scholars, and authors speak on art, culture, and other aspects of the Museum’s collections and exhibitions.


Slow Art

Relax, practice mindfulness, and discover the joy of looking slowly at art through brief guided looking experiences.


2021 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Celebration: Inspired by a Movement

Join us for a unique, virtual edition of the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Celebration. Watch St. Louis-based Black performing artists respond to photographs of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement by Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer Moneta Sleet Jr.

While we may be apart to celebrate this year, Dr. King’s legacy endures.



This program is supported by the Dana Brown Endowed Fund for Education and Community Programs.

2021 Art in Bloom

Celebrate spring with the virtual version of our annual celebration of art and flowers! In 2021, Art in Bloom featured inspiring ways to experience flora in art and the natural world from the comfort of home.


In-person Adult Programs are currently suspended due to COVID-19, but information about those offerings can be accessed below: 

  • The Saint Louis Art Museum offers a wide range of programs for adults, including gallery talks, lectures, tours, festivals, films, classes, workshops, and musical performances. Learn about the collection and special exhibitions from curators, artists, and other experts and expand your knowledge and enjoyment of art.


    Free daily guided tours of the collection are offered at 10:30 am Tuesday–Friday and 1:30 pm Saturday and Sunday. Each month features a different topic. Tours are led by docents and depart from the Information Center in Sculpture Hall and last approximately one hour. Reservations are not needed.

    To make arrangements for a group of 10 or more, please use our Group Tour Request form.

    Gallery Talks

    These free, hour-long informal discussions offer insights into the Museum’s collection and main exhibitions. They take place in the galleries (unless otherwise noted) and are led by curators, museum educators, professors, artists, and other experts.

    Capacity is limited for each Gallery Talk. Pick up a lanyard at the Information Center in Sculpture Hall to reserve a spot.


    Esteemed artists, curators, scholars, and authors speak on art, culture, and other aspects of the Museum’s collections and main exhibitions. All events in The Farrell Auditorium, including free events, are ticketed.

    Symposia and Study Days

    Local, national, and international scholars explore a featured topic or exhibition in-depth in these one or two-day programs.

    Films and Music

    Films and musical performances are occasionally offered in The Farrell Auditorium or the galleries.

    SLAM Underground

    Join us on the final Friday of the month from 7-10 pm for unique gallery games and scavenger hunts, a cash bar, Create Lab art-making, and live music! Each SLAM Underground features a new theme and a signature cocktail.

    Adult Workshops

    Developed for life-long learners, these workshops invite exploration of art-related topics and are taught by expert artists, curators, museum educators, and university professors.