Washington University in St. Louis enjoys a vibrant array of public arts offerings available to community and campus audiences alike. In addition, St. Louis is home to world-class cultural institutions and hosts hundreds of ethnic festivals, art fairs, theatrical presentations, sporting events and musical festivals, many of which are a short walk or metro ride from the Danforth Campus.
The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum’s collection, one of the finest university collections in the United States, contains strong holdings of 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century European and American works of art. The collection also includes some Egyptian and Greek antiquities and more than one hundred Old Master prints. See the Kemper’s calendar for current and upcoming exhibitions.
The Gateway Festival Orchestra performs concerts in the open-air shell in the Brookings Quadrangle. The informal atmosphere and free admission encourage family attendance.
St. Louis hosts hundreds of festivals and events throughout the year, including ethnic festivals, art fairs, theatrical presentations, sporting events, and music festivals.