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Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA)

SLUMA is open to the public 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday. SLUMA will be closed March 29, 30, and 31 for Easter Break.

Explore Virtual Exhibitions at SLUMA

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: Legacy

5-8 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2024

The event is free and open to the public. Parking will be available at the lot at the intersection of Lindell Boulevard and Spring Avenue.

About the Exhibition

Legacy, which showcases 20th- and 21st-century artworks, stands as a testament to the remarkable generosity of the late Dr. William D. Merwin (1933-2023), a stalwart supporter of the Saint Louis University Museum of Art.

The expansive collection on display encapsulates a diverse array of styles and encompasses various printmaking techniques, reflective of Dr. Merwin's profound affection for the medium. Artists of renown, including Jasper Johns, Jim Dine, Christo, James Rosenquist, Kiki Smith and Chuck Close are featured prominently, each contributing to the rich tapestry of artistic expression collected by Dr. Merwin.

This exhibition, beyond its celebration of artistic achievement, pays homage to the enduring legacy of philanthropists like Dr. William D. Merwin. Through their generous contributions, such benefactors establish enduring legacies that transcend temporal boundaries, creating educational opportunities for students and the broader community. Their philanthropic support resonates across generations, shaping both the present and the future, and fostering a cultural tapestry that is enriched and vibrant.

SLUMA By the Numbers


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Opened as a SLU museum


Built by the St. Louis Club

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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.