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Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA)

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Established in 2002, the Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA) exhibits and collects works by modern masters, as well as displaying an extensive collection of Jesuit artworks and artifacts.

The SLU museum's permanent collection includes artists such as Chuck Close, Robert Motherwell, Jasper Johns, Kiki Smith, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, and continues to grow. An exquisite collection of Dale Chihuly glass is displayed in SLUMA's contemporary gallery.

Housed in a stunning Beaux Arts style building that dates from the turn of the 20th century, the museum offers a range of works on four floors.

Opening Reception: 2024 Congressional Art Competition

5-8 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2024

The event is free and open to the public.

About the Exhibition

U.S. Rep. Cori Bush is proud to sponsor the 2024 Congressional Art Competition, honoring the inspiring work created by young artists in Missouri's 1st Congressional District. Each spring, members of Congress honor high school students from across the country through this visual art competition. Since the competition began, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. Now in its 24th year, the Artistic Discovery Contest showcases the talents of high school area students. This year's optional theme is "INSPIRE STL." Every student who enters will receive a recognition certificate, and their artwork will be featured in an exhibit at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art. A panel of local artists will judge all entries and select one first-place winner, followed by a second-place winner, a third-place winner, and two honorable mentions. They will also award the So St. Louis Award to the student whose work most closely matches this year's theme.

The first-place winner receives two roundtrip airfare tickets to attend a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The winning entry from each congressional district is displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.


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Nationally Recognized

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is recognized as one of the best University Art Museums in America by Architectural Digest the Huffington Post, USA Today, and others, gaining praise for a collection that contains works by Kiki Smith, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Claes Oldenburg.

College Rank slotted SLUMA number four in its list of the top 50 most amazing college museums, calling it “impressive and historic.” The museum has also been lauded by Best College Reviews and The St. Louis Business Journal in recent years.