The Saint Louis Art Museum Refreshes Its American Art Galleries

Next time you're in Forest Park, stop by the Saint Louis Art Museum to enjoy their recently reconfigured American Art collection

If you are planning a trip to the Saint Louis Art Museum, make sure to spend some time with their newly reinstalled American art collection. More than 150 works from the museum's broad collection are now on view, many of which have not been displayed in over a decade.

According to curator Melissa Wolfe, the galleries have been reinstalled in such a way as to draw parallels between different works and drive dialogue. There is also a focus on showcasing various media, incorporating textiles, ceramics, sculpture and works on paper in the painting-heavy installation.

Walking through these nine galleries, visitors will encounter works both familiar and obscure, displayed in thematic groupings like "Imagining a New Nation," "American Still Life" and "The American Scene." The new configuration has allowed for a much larger selection of the American art collection to be displayed than in years past, and all of the works have been thoughtfully arranged. From Rembrandt Peale's portrait of George Washington to the recently acquired Horace Pippin painting Sunday Morning Breakfast, this extensive reinstallation has breathed new life into SLAM's exceptional collection of American art — and we are thrilled that we get to experience it right here in Forest Park!