The Saint Louis Art Museum
Founded in 1879, the Saint Louis Art Museum is located in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri. The building which houses the Museum was originally part of the Palace of Fine Arts and was built as the only permanent structure of the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, known as the World’s Fair. The Saint Louis Art Museum showcases masterpieces from the Renaissance, Impressionism, Asia, and Pre-Columbian art. The holdings of modern art are one of the largest components of the collection. Other areas include Oceanic art, Pre-Columbian art, ancient Chinese bronzes, and European and American art from the late 19th and 20th centuries, particularly 20th especially German art. Masterpieces by Matisse, Gauguin, Monet, Picasso, and Van Gogh, Max Beckmann and George Caleb Bingham can all be enjoyed at the Museum.