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Object of the Day

Enjoy a daily work of art from the collection of the Saint Louis Art Museum.

Mary Cassatt, American (active France), 1844–1926; Head of Simone in a Green Bonnet with Wavy Brim (No. 2), c.1904; pastel on paper; 16 x 17 7/8 inches; Saint Louis Art Museum, Funds given by Mr. and Mrs. John E. Simon 23:1957

Celebrate African and African American Art

Discover works by artists of African descent in the Museum’s collection.

El Anatsui, Ghanaian, born 1944; Fading Cloth, 2005; metal bottle tops and copper wire; dimensions variable according to installation: 126 inches x 21 feet; Saint Louis Art Museum, Museum Minority Artists Purchase Fund, funds given by the Third Wednesday Group, Director's Discretionary Fund, and funds given by the Saint Louis Art Museum Docent Class of 2006 in honor of Stephanie Sigala 10:2007; © El Anatsui, Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Read, Watch, Listen

Enjoy more content from the Museum, from exhibition brochures and audio guides, to video programming for all ages.

Mantle, c.200 BC–AD 100; Paracas, Peru, Early Horizon; camelid fiber; 50 x 102 3/8 inches; Saint Louis Art Museum, Museum Purchase, Friends Fund, and funds provided by the Maymar Corporation 21:1956

Highlights

The Museum’s collection holds original masterpieces by renowned artists from around the world. These featured works represent a small sample of the incredible art that you will experience in person during your visit.

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Hans Holbein the Younger, German, 1497/98–1543; Mary, Lady Guildford, 1527; oil on panel; 34 1/4 x 27 13/16 inches; Saint Louis Art Museum, Museum Purchase 1:1943

New on View

The galleries are continually being installed with newly acquired works of art as well as rotating works from the Museum’s collection. Visit us to view these newly installed works in person.

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Table Screen, 19th century; Chinese, Qing dynasty; ink and color on marble; wood frame and stand; overall: 21 1/8 x 21 5/8 x 7 inches; Saint Louis Art Museum, Museum Purchase 289:1915

Garnsey Mural Conservation Project

This summer, Gallery 203 will be closed to visitors as a team of conservators restore a unique component of the Museum’s Main Building—a series of ornate murals painted by Elmer E. Garnsey (1862–1946). Track the progress of the conservation project through virtual programs, photography, videos, and expert insights.

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Gallery 203 ceiling, Saint Louis Art Museum

Conserving the Mississippi Panorama

During the summer of 2019, visitors to the Saint Louis Art Museum were invited to experience something out of the ordinary. In Sculpture Hall, art conservators treated a work from our collection, Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley. During this process, Museum visitors had the unique opportunity to observe and interact with the conservation team while they worked.

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Intern conserving the Mississippi Panorama

Conservation intern working on the Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley.