The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis presents, supports, and celebrates the art of our time. Our mission is to create meaningful engagement with the most relevant and innovative art being made today. With a dynamic array of changing exhibitions, CAM provides a thought-provoking program that reflects and contributes to the global cultural landscape. Through diverse perspectives offered in our exhibitions, programs, and educational activities. CAM actively engages a range of audiences to challenge their perceptions. We are a site for discovery, a laboratory for experimentation, and a gathering place in which to experience and enjoy contemporary visual culture.
CAM is located in the heart of St. Louis—the Grand Center arts district—in a 27,000-square-foot building designed by renowned American architect Brad Cloepfil. Admission to the Museum is free. As a non-collecting institution, CAM presents more than twenty exhibitions each year featuring emerging and established artists from around the region, country, and globe. We showcase art in a full range of media—from painting, drawing, and sculpture to the conceptual, performative, and interactive—filling our museum, both inside and out, in unexpected ways. Each exhibition season offers an entirely new experience.
Inspired by the work on view, CAM delivers art education to people of all ages through over one hundred programs per year including artist and curator lectures, art-inspired dinners, film screenings, unique workshops for families, and a monthly neighborhood-wide art crawl. We are especially dedicated to increasing exposure to the arts for the young people of St. Louis. From in-depth studio art and career-based training programs to school outreach initiatives and a mobile art studio, CAM is proud of the ways its free programs make a difference to our region’s youth.