Friday, December 30, 2016

Dedicated To Art


These pictures are from the same foggy day walkabout as in recent posts.This is the front of the St. Louis Art Museum, finished just in time for the 1904 World's Fair held in Forest Park. The architect was the renowned Cass Gilbert.

It is an excellent museum for a city our size. However, it has the best motto for a public building I've ever seen: dedicated to art and free to all. Really. Gratis. It, the zoo and the history museum (which I expect to visit today) are supported by a small bump on the real estate tax in St. Louis City and County.            


3 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

Still, one of my favorite places in St. Louis.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful architecture! I'd enjoy a visit.

s.c said...

Good text and Happy New Year.