Facilities - Saint Louis Art Museum

The Visitor and Member Information Center in Sculpture Hall is staffed with personnel and volunteers available to answer questions.

The Information Center has magnifying glasses, gallery maps, assistive listening devices, and large-print copies of exhibition labels available on loan.

A limited number of strollers and wheelchairs are available on loan at the South Wing entrance. A public pay phone is located outside the Student Gallery in the South Wing.

Most public restrooms include accessible and baby-changing facilities. A larger, accessible
Family Restroom is located on the Lower Level in the South Wing.

The Coat Check is located next to Sculpture Hall.

If you lose or find an item, please contact the Information Center or a staff member. Recovered items are placed in a secured Lost and Found.

First aid and medical assistance are available by contacting the nearest Gallery Attendant.

The Museum and its galleries are accessible to persons with disabilities. Elevators are located in the South Wing and on all levels of the Museum. Disabled and wheelchair access parking and a drop-off entrance are available at the South Wing. Wheelchairs are available for loan at the South Wing entrance.

Custom tours for visitors who are hearing impaired are available by request. Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) for persons with hearing impairments are available for most programs and certified signers may be scheduled for any event.
314.721.4807 (TDD)

Uniformed gallery staff are stationed throughout the Museum to assist visitors, answer questions, and protect our priceless works of art. Gallery staff will ask to visibly check all parcels, bags, and backpacks larger than a designated size. You will be asked to check these items as well as coats, jackets, and umbrellas. Please do not take food and beverages into the galleries.

Please do not touch works of art. For your safety and for the preservation of the artwork, please stand at least one foot away from the piece you are viewing. This lets other visitors share the view and helps prevent accidents. A number of the galleries also include a gray line on the floor, which activates an alarm when crossed.

Photography, sketching, and videotaping of the collection are allowed for personal use only. If you wish to sketch (in dry media), photograph, or videotape, please stop at the Information Center for more information. Flash photography is not permitted.

Weapons are not permitted in the Museum.

The Museum is a smoke-free institution. Smoking is not allowed in the Museum, the South Wing, Puck's Restaurant, the Cafe, or Sculpture Terrace.

Please turn off your cell phone while in the galleries to ensure the best possible visit for all.

In order to ensure the safety of our works of art and the enjoyment of all our visitors, we ask that everyone adheres to these policies. We thank you for your cooperation and hope that you have a pleasant visit to the Saint Louis Art Museum.

The Museum Shop, in the South Wing, and the Shop in Sculpture Hall carry a wide array of beautiful and eclectic items. At both Shops, you'll find exhibition-related merchandise; jewelry from local, national, and international designers; posters, postcards, and prints depicting favorite works of art; an unparalleled selection of art books; and unique gifts for creative friends and family. We also have a fun assortment of toys, games, books, and art supplies that are sure to inspire every child.

Members receive a 10 percent discount at the Museum Shop every day. On the first Friday of each month, Members receive 20 percent off all books (non-Members receive 10 percent off).

Tuesday–Thursday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Friday, 10:00 am–9:00 pm
Saturday–Sunday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Closed Monday

Puck's, the Museum's beautiful restaurant overlooking Sculpture Terrace, features the innovative, upscale cuisine and outstanding service that have made Wolfgang Puck an icon of the hospitality industry. Enjoy Puck's cuisine at lunch, Friday dinner, or at our incomparable Sunday brunch.

Puck's Cafe, located across from the Museum Shop, offers sandwiches, soups, salads, pastries, and other light fare in an informal setting during Museum hours.

Restaurant Hours:
Tuesday–Saturday, 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Friday dinner, 5:00–9:00 pm
Sunday brunch, 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Closed Mondays
314.655.5490 for reservations

The Museum's Richardson Memorial Library, located in the South Wing, is the largest public center for the history and documentation of art in the central Midwest. Its research collections include 71,000 volumes, 425 periodical titles, rare documents, auction catalogues since 1825, and the Museum Archives. The library staff keeps information about local and international artists and the art marketplace. The staff also tracks schedules for many exhibitions currently on tour throughout the country. The library is open to the public, and no appointment is necessary.

Tuesday–Friday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Saturday, 11:00 am–3:00 pm (school-year only)
Closed Monday

Print Study Room:
Located on the fourth floor of the historic Cass Gilbert building, the new, state-of-the-art Study Room for Prints, Drawings and Photographs opened to the public in early 2006.

Visitors are invited to enjoy the more than 14,000 works spanning six centuries in the collection of prints, drawings, and photographs. This is the largest of the Museum's collections and includes works by such masters as Rembrandt, Degas, Beckmann, Diebenkorn, Picasso, and Bearden. The department's collection of catalogues raisonnes and reference books can also be used in the Study Room.

Scheduling a Visit:
The Study Room is open to groups and individuals by appointment only. To schedule a visit, please email paper@slam.org or call 314.655.5402.

We will be happy to answer your questions about objects in the collection and may be able to suggest appropriate works for classes, researchers, and other visitors. Information about the collection is also available at the Richardson Memorial Library.

Group Size:
The Study Room can accommodate 19 visitors at a time. Larger groups will be divided into separate sessions.

Absolutely no food, beverages, candy, chewing gum, or tobacco is permitted in the Study Room.

If you would like to see inside a mat or the back of a work, please ask a staff member for assistance.

Notes may be taken in pencil only.

Bags, backpacks, coats, and jackets are not permitted in the Study Room. You may leave these items at the Coat Check on the main level.

Artists are encouraged to sketch, but should check with Study Room staff regarding acceptable materials. Special guidelines for copyists are available and must be signed and returned before beginning work.

If you wish to photograph works during your visit, please contact the Photography Manager at 314.655.5256 for permission.

By appointment only. Please make reservations at least 48 hours in advance.
Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 am-12:00 pm; 2:00-4:00 pm
First Fridays of every month, 2:00-4:00 pm & 5:00-7:00 pm


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