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The St. Louis Museum of Art is an outstanding museum with a fine and comprehensive collection. An art lover should also seek out the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum on the majestic campus of Washington University in St. Louis. It is a smaller, but very rich collection with works by George Bellows, de Koonig, Arthur Dove, Naum Gabo, John Singer Sargeant and many others. The collection is more weighted toward 19th and 20th century. I was particularly thrilled by these two works:
|Portrait of Irmagard Steinbart by Edvard Munch|
|"The Eye of Silence" by Max Ernst|
When we visited, several of the galleries were closed as new installations were being prepared. There is a massive construction project on campus around the museum, so expect to wander and follow signs as you try to find the museum. There is also an interesting numismatics collection downstairs.