The Saint Louis
University Museum of Art provides a variety of intimate galleries and a
setting befitting the University's extensive art collection. The museum
offers art and artifacts relevant to the long history of Jesuit liberal arts
education including works of local, national and internationally acclaimed
artists. The museum displays selections from more than 2,000 pieces of
family memorabilia and fine art donated to the University by the late Marion
Rumsey Cartier, daughter of Pierre Cartier, founder of the internationally
renowned Cartier Jewelers. The Saint Louis University Museum of Art features
the 2,500 pieces in John and Ann MacLennan Collection of Asian Decorative
Art, one of the largest Asian art collections in the Midwest.
building that houses the museum is designated as a historic landmark for its
distinguished architectural character, features, and rich detail. The
building was originally built in 1900 as the home of the St. Louis Club,
probably the most exclusive club in the city at the time, at a cost of
$320,000. The building was designed in the Beaux Arts style, which was used
for prominent urban structures around the turn of the twentieth century. The
University purchased the building in 1992 has completely restored the
St. University Museum of Art is one of three art museums on the campus of
St. Louis University. The St. University Museum of Art, the Museum
of Contemporary Religious Art, and the Cupples
House are within blocks of each other and can be easily viewed in a
morning or afternoon.
Through May 28, 2017
is a solo exhibition of paintings by
Leo Ray, an Israel based artist.
This is the artist's first solo exhibition in the U.S. On
entering the gallery, visitors are greeted by an enormous
blue and black wall of densely installed paintings. The
installation of the contemplative blue field was
intentionally planned to mark the transition between the two
sides of the gallery..
For more information visit the
St. Louis University
Museum of Art
Visiting the St.
Louis University Museum of Art
Wednesday - Sunday:
11 am - 4 pm
Closed on national
There is no charge to visit the St. Louis
University Museum of Art.
Location: The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is is located
across from the campus of St. Louis University on Lindell Blvd. It is located in the
Grand Center neighborhood of St. Louis, which is centered on Grand Avenue
just north of the Grand exit of I-64/US-40. Only metered street parking and
paid lots are available. Visitors with handicap accessibility issues can use
the drop off zone in front of the building.
Learn more about the
St. Louis area.
Louis University Museum of Art - Official site of the St. Louis
University Museum of Art.