Skip to main content
MenuSearch & Directory

The Arts at Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University follows in the Ignatian tradition of embracing the whole range of human experience — and the arts are a significant dimension of life. SLU offers a wide range of cultural experiences, from museums and galleries to performances of instrumental and choral music, theater, dance and more.

Explore the Arts

SLUMA Exterior

This Beaux Artes building exhibits works by modern masters and displays an extensive collection of Jesuit artworks and artifacts. It is home to the John and Ann MacLennan Collection of Asian Decorative Art, one of the largest collections of its kind in the U.S.


MOCRA is the world's first interfaith museum of contemporary art. The museum has mounted nearly 50 exhibitions involving more than 200 artists and has received critical acclaim in the local, national and international media.

Cupples House Spring

One of the rare examples of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture in St. Louis, Cupples House dates to 1888 and today serves as a gallery for the University's collection of fine and decorative art dating before 1919, including the Eleanor Turshin Glass Collection.

McNamee Gallery

Located on the lower level of Cupples House, the McNamee Gallery is the teaching gallery for Saint Louis University's Studio Art program in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. 

Pere Marquette Gallery

Tucked into historic DuBourg Hall, the gallery's true highlight is its stained-glass windows designed by Rodney Winfield. The iconography of the windows, executed by Emil Frei Associates, depicts the spreading of the word-divine and human

Lay Center Sculpture

Part of SLU's Lay Center for Education and the Arts in Louisiana, MO, this 20-acre sculpture park is surrounded by 350-acres of natural meadows, wooded rolling hills, lakes and streams.

U Theatre

 Presenting main stage and black box productions throughout the academic year. See some of St. Louis' rising young talent. Tickets available online and at the box office.

Musical Ensembles at SLU

SLU's musical ensembles span a wide range of genres and include the Mastersingers, the University Chorale, the Jazz Ensemble, the Billiken Band and others.