Here's a place that you most likely went on a field trip with your high school or grade school Art class: The Saint Louis Art Museum! It is one of the few free art museums in America, not bad for one of the most historically important!
What I mean is this:
- Originally built as the Fine Arts Palace for the 1904 World's Fair.
- It was designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert, who is also responsible for the old St. Louis Public Library and the United States Capitol building!
- The Saint Louis Art Museum started in 1881 and was housed in a building in downtown St. Louis.
- There have been numerous extensions and improvements over the years, including an auditorium in the 1950s.
- Museum holds collections of works of art from just about every culture and time period.
- Its special exhibitions are free as well.
|Art museum (along with Art Hill) by day|
|Art museum by night|
|Statue of The Apotheosis of Saint Louis, or King Louis IX of France, the city's namesake|
|Front of the Art Museum|
|Top of the cake|
|Right side of the cake|
|Back side of the cake|
|Left side of the cake|
Saint Louis Art Museum on FB
1 Fine Arts Dr., ST. LOUIS, MO, 63110
Cake artist: Rich Brooks
Cake sponsored by Southwest Airlines
The cake is now on private property.