Media advisory: Museum will be open on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day

By | May 22, 2018

ST. LOUIS, May 22, 2018—The Saint Louis Art Museum usually is closed on Mondays, but it will be open from 10 am to 5 pm on Memorial Day (May 28) and Labor Day (Sept. 3). The museum also will be open on the Fourth of July.

Tickets are available on all three holidays for “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds,” the museum’s blockbuster exhibition exploring one of the greatest finds in the history of underwater archaeology. Featuring colossal, 16-foot-tall sculptures and precious artifacts from the long-lost cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus, “Sunken Cities” focuses on discoveries made during the last seven years of excavation led by Franck Goddio, president of the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology.

St. Louis is hosting the North American premiere of “Sunken Cities,” which previously was shown at the Museum Rietberg in Zurich, the British Museum in London and the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris. Because of the exhibition’s popularity, the Art Museum expects busy summer holiday crowds and encourages visitors to purchase tickets in advance.

CONTACT: Matthew Hathaway, 314.655.5493, matthew.hathaway@slam.org