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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.

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 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 the museum'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: 2023 Congressional Competition

5 p.m.-8 p.m., Friday, May 26, 2023

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

U.S. Rep. Cori Bush is proud to sponsor the 2023 Congressional Art Competition, honoring the inspiring work created by young artists in Missouri's First 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 23rd year, the Artistic Discovery Contest showcases the talents of area high school students. This year's optional theme is "Show Me You STL." Every student who enters will receive a certificate of recognition and have their artwork featured in an exhibit at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art.

The congressional district team judges all entries and selects one winner and two runners-up, as well as honorable mentions for each medium (photography, painting, drawing, mixed media, and computer-generated art) for the competition. The contest winner receives two round-trip 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.

SLUMA By the Numbers


Floors of exhibits


Square feet


Opened as a SLU museum


Built by the St. Louis Club

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.