Artist Talks & Expert Lectures

Acclaimed artists, arts professionals, and scholars provide insights into the exhibitions. Past speakers include Nicole Eisenman, Thelma Golden, Maya Lin, Glenn Lowry, and Jerry Saltz.

Studios & Workshops

Led by practicing artists, CAM’s hands-on workshops explore a variety of disciplines and topics—ranging from printmaking to sculpture to digital animation—inspired by the exhibitions. Fee required. Discount for members.


From self-guided audio tours on CAM’s mobile app to regular Friday Evening Tours and intimate discussions led by curators, visitors are invited to learn more about the art on view.

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First Fridays

First Fridays

A monthly art walk in Grand Center featuring local music curated by KDHX in CAM’s bar.

Open Studios STL

Open Studios STL

This weeklong event connects the public to artists’ studios across the city, creating a unique opportunity to promote dialogue about art-making in St. Louis.

CAM Book Club

CAM Book Club

Each season a book is selected for discussion in context of the artwork on view. 


Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. Exhibitions, programs, and general operations are privately funded through contributions from generous individuals, corporations, public funders, and foundations.

General operating support is provided by Regional Arts Commission; Whitaker Foundation; Emerson; Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; William T. Kemper Foundation - Commerce Bank, Trustee; The Trio Foundation of St. Louis; Arts and Education Council; Madewell; Bank of America; Gretta Forrester Family Fund of the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation; the Board of Trustees; and Members of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.

Support for CAM’s exhibition program is provided by Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield. 

Support for CAM’s education initiatives and public programs is provided by Emerson; Monsanto Fund; The Middle Fund; Employees Community Fund of The Boeing Company; Maritz; Neiman Marcus, William Shearburn Gallery; Elissa and Paul Cahn; and the Terry D. Weiss M.D. Youth Education Endowment Fund.

Special thanks to ALIVE Magazine; Domaine Wine Storage; St. Louis American; St. Louis Public Radio; Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.

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