Welcome to the Saint Louis Art Museum Collections Online

The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the nation's leading comprehensive art museums with works of art of exceptional quality from virtually every culture and time period. The Museum has approximately 31,000 objects in its permanent collection; highlights are available for viewing online.

The Museum does not include complete exhibition history, bibliography, or information on all marks and inscriptions for every work of art on the website, due to the length of the material. However, the Museum will make such information available upon request. For more information, please contact registrar@slam.org.


African American Art

The Saint Louis Art Museum is committed to collecting and displaying important works by African American artists. Our holdings include silverwork, paintings, sculpture, textiles, photographs, drawings, and prints dating from the early 19th century to present day. In 1943, the Museum received a gift of 60 paintings, prints, and drawings created under the auspices of the Federal Art Project, and this acquisition provided a significant base of 20th-century work. Among the artists represented in the collection are Peter Bentzon, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Edmonia Lewis, James Van Der Zee, Charles White, Archibald Motley, Horace Pippin, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Moneta Sleet, Faith Ringgold, Kara Walker, and Julie Mehretu.
Complete list of all paintings in the provenance disclosure project.