Museums & Arts
Saint Louis University offers a wide range of cultural experiences, from museums and galleries to performances of instrumental and choral music, theater, dance and more.
Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA)
3663 Lindell Boulevard (314) 977-2666
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Parking: Limited two-hour metered parking is available on Lindell Blvd.
About SLUMA: This Beaux Artes building features modern and contemporary art by Serge Poliakoff, Richard Serra, Ernest Trova and many others. The Collection of the Western Jesuit Missions showcases religious art and artifacts from the 13th to the 20th centuries.
The John and Ann MacLennan Collection of Asian Decorative Art is one of the largest collections of its kind in the United States: Whimsical netsuke figures carved from jade, amber and rosewood, beautiful household shrines of ivory, Japanese woodcuts and Chinese porcelain. To learn about visiting exhibitions and more, visit sluma.slu.edu.
Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA)
3700 West Pine Mall Boulevard (314) 977-7170
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Parking: Limited spaces located behind the building, access off of Laclede Boulevard. Metered street parking is also available.
About MOCRA: The first interfaith museum of contemporary religious and spiritual art, MOCRA is dedicated to the ongoing dialogue between artists and the world's faith traditions. Located in a spacious chapel that was used for more than 35 years by Jesuits at Saint Louis University, MOCRA offers a unique, meditative setting for the display of its permanent collection and changing exhibitions. Visit mocra.slu.edu.
Samuel Cupples House
3673 W Pine Mall (314) 977-2666
Admission: Free for groups smaller than eight. Groups of 8 or more, $5 per person
Hours: Docent tours are available Tuesday through Friday.
Parking: Limited 2-hour metered parking is available on Lindell Boulevard.
About the Cupples House: One of the rare examples of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture in St. Louis, Cupples House dates to 1888, when a wealthy St. Louis entrepreneur commissioned architect Thomas Annan to design a magnificent mansion. Today, the house serves as a gallery for the University's collection of fine and decorative art dating before 1919. The Eleanor Turshin Glass Collection, featuring the largest collection of art nouveau and art deco glass west of the Mississippi River, is displayed throughout the mansion.
Cupples House is also home to the McNamee Gallery, the teaching gallery for Studio Art in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.
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