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Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

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Address: 1 Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63130
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+1 314-935-4523
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Wed - Mon 11:00 - 17:00
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The Kemper Art Museum features cutting-edge special exhibitions,...

The Kemper Art Museum features cutting-edge special exhibitions, exceptional educational resources, and an outstanding collection of 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century European and American art. A stimulating and unique site to experience art, culture, and education in St. Louis. Located on Washington University'€™s Danforth campus near the corner of Skinker & Forsyth Blvds. FREE and open to the public 11-6 every day except Tues, open 11-8 on Fri. Visitor parking available, easy MetroLink access.

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Amazing Art

Cool art museum on a college campus. Some of the most beautiful pieces we've seen. If you love large paintings this is the place for you. Also you'll find Picasso, Pollack and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 December 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Cool art museum on a college campus. Some of the most beautiful pieces we've seen. If you love large paintings this is the place for you. Also you'll find Picasso, Pollack and other greats too. The building is stunning too! What we didn't like, the young man behind the desk that asked us to check in online and then followed... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Specializing in modern and contemporary art, this small university art museum has beautiful spaces and some outstanding pieces. Great for a brief visit, on the edge of Forest Park

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Durham, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Special exhibits are widely varying and typically interesting. Wide range of 18th through 21st century art, including some special gems by Picasso, Leger, Turner, Stuart Davis, many others

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Albuquerque
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a little gem of a museum situated on the Washington University campus. Admission is free. It combines a small collection of quality modern art pieces and student work from the university's MFA program. When we were there, many people were taking advantage of art lessons using live (clothed) models. A nice place to spend an hour. Friendly staff.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Almost missed this museum. Permanent collection is unusually strong for small museum. Free. If visiting St. Louis and like modern art I would strongly suggest you not miss this one.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

Lovely little art museum on the Washington University campus. Closed on Tuesday (thought that was odd because usually museums are closed on a Monday). Very helpful staff and you can wander about on your own. Visually appealing exhibit space and well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

The space was beautifully curated with lovely pieces by Miro, Munch, Picasso, Warhol and many other heavy hitters. Impressive collection that was well presented. The guides were super friendly and knowledgeable about the art. A must visit for art lovers to STL.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Presently there are two great exhibits. One on World War I and the other showing the paintings of Winston Churchhill. The museum is free.

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Smithfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

We were disappointed that the museum was closed on Tuesday but managed to come back on Wednesday. It was well worth it. The exhibit of European Expressionist from their collection was outstanding and consisted of premier examples of each artist and included artists typically not seen in good examples. The Marsden Hartley in another exhibit was worth the trip. And... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

Great museum on the campus of Washington University. Rotating exhibits keep it fresh and interesting and we stop by every few months when we are in the area. Make sure to go to the lower level and see the money museum, which is a history of money in the US. It is very, very well done.

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