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Paul Gauguin: The Art of Invention

Main Exhibition Galleries, East Building

Paul Gauguin: The Art of Invention will feature an exceptional display of ninety paintings, wood carvings, ceramics, prints, and writings that showcase the artist’s fascination with experimentation in various media. The exhibition is grounded in an exceptional loan of fifty-five works by Gauguin from the distinguished collection of Copenhagen’s Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. The works in this exhibition will take visitors on a journey through Gauguin’s artistic output, from early Impressionist paintings to iconic works from Brittany and Tahiti to fascinating three-dimensional objects.

Presented alongside the Glyptotek works are pieces from the Saint Louis Art Museum’s collection, including Polynesian sculptures and Peruvian ceramics.  There is also an unusual object—Gauguin’s manuscript, Catholicism and the Modern Mind, which was given to the Museum in 1948 by film star and St. Louis native Vincent Price.


Paul Gauguin, French, 1848–1903; Reclining Tahitian Women, 1894; oil on canvas; 23 5/8 × 38 9/16 inches; Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen EXH36.8

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Adult = $15
Student/Senior 65+ = $12
Child 6-12 = $6
Child under 6 = $0

Friday, all tickets = $0

There is a $3 per ticket service charge.

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  • Entry on Friday is free, but a ticket is required. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. There is a 6 ticket purchase limit for Fridays.

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Saint Louis Art Museum

1 Fine Arts Drive , Saint Louis, Missouri 63110


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