Area Information for Students

Undergraduate architecture students test out their flying machines on Art Hill in Forest Park. Photo by Joe Angeles.

Our students and faculty take advantage of the metropolitan area and its diverse offerings in art and architecture. The Saint Louis Art Museum, located in the heart of Forest Park—across the street from the Sam Fox School—has assembled one of the finest comprehensive art collections in the country. At the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, both located in Grand Center, students gain a deeper understanding of art through exhibitions in innovative environments. Citygarden, located in downtown St. Louis, features two dozen works of modern and contemporary sculpture, landscape that places an emphasis on native plants, and hardscape that includes a six-foot waterfall. And, of course, St. Louis is home to Eero Saarinen's Gateway Arch, the iconic centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.

All around town, you can find small galleries specializing in contemporary craft, jewelry, and ethnic art. Craft Alliance, located in the Loop area of University City, provides inspiration and education in fine contemporary craft through exhibition, instruction, and sales. Just a short drive from campus in the southwestern corner of St. Louis County you will find Laumeier Sculpture Park, a 96-acre outdoor sculpture park that showcases monumental work. St. Louis is alive with activity waiting to be discovered.

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