Explore the Grand Center Arts and Culture District
Sunday, May 7 | 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Located in the heart of St. Louis, Grand Center is a premiere cultural and entertainment tourist destination. This historical district welcomes more than 1.5 million people each year, and is home to the city’s best museums and cultural organizations all within walking distance. A true reflection of a great American city, this neighborhood is an architectural marvel, blending historic landmarks with modern buildings.

NEW! Download the Grand Center  Site and Restaurant Guide (PDF). 

Stop #InstitutionShuttle Stop Location
1International Photography Hall of FameOlive Street
2Saint Louis University Museum of Art
Museum of Contemporary Religious Art At St. Louis University
Spring Avenue and Lindell Boulevard
3Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Pulitzer Arts Foundation
Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries and
The Big Schmooze Multi PN Meet-Up
Olive Street
4CEL Center for Architecture and DesignWashington Avenue, across the street
5Kranzberg Arts Center Locust Street

Participating Institutions

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis 
3750 Washington Boulevard

  • Exhibits: Urban Planning: Art and the City 1967–2017; KAWS; Creative Stimulus
  • Food & Drink: CAM cafe ($3-10) snacks and a cash bar. Credit cards accepted.
  • Other: Gift shop open
  • Parking: Metered and free parking on Washington Ave. and Spring St.

CEL Center for Architecture + Design
3307 Washington Boulevard

  • Exhibits: Disruptive Continuity – Solutions in(Form)ed via Iterative Digital Process by Practitioner and Assistant Professor of Architecture Martin Summers
  • Food & Drink: Offerings at CEL TBD, but Urban Chestnut beer garden is right next door.
  • Parking: Street parking on and around Washington Ave.

International Photography Hall of Fame
3415 Olive Street

  • Exhibits: Nicholas Orzio’s “Occupy Japan,” Inductees to the Hall of Fame and historic cameras.
  • Food & Drink: Beer, wine, soda, water and snacks for purchase ($1 – $3). Triumph Restaurant and Baiku Sushi Bar, located on the first floor, will be open.
  • Other: Gift shop open, free WiFi
  • Parking: Olive Street in front of museum

Kranzberg Arts Center
501 N. Grand Boulevard

  • Exhibits: Taking it to the Streets: Grand Center, photography exhibit at The Dark Room restaurant & bar
  • Food & Drink: Cash bar ($4-$10, credit cards  accepted), The Dark Room restaurant and bar will be open.
  • Other: Ticketed performances will be taking place at .ZACK & The Marcelle as part of the 2017 Tennessee Williams Festival – St. Louis.
  • Parking: Street and garage parking nearby

Museum of Contemporary Religious Art at St. Louis University
3700 W Pine Blvd.

  • Exhibits: Transformations: Highlights from the MOCRA Collection
  • Food & Drink: Complimentary cheeses and crackers, cookies, dried fruits, nuts, soda and water
  • Parking: Free on-street parking, or University parking garage

Pulitzer Arts Foundation
3716 Washington Boulevard

  • Exhibits: Medardo Rosso: Experiments in Light and Form
  • Other: Don’t miss the water court with reflecting pool, or the sculpture by Richard Serra in the outdoor courtyard.
  • Parking: Limited parking is available for free in the lot adjacent to the Pulitzer. Street and garage parking is available nearby.

Saint Louis University Museum of Art
3663 Lindell Boulevard

Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries & The Big Schmooze Multi PN Meet-Up
3648 Washington Boulevard

  • The Big Schmooze: Culture, Colleagues and Connections (Multi-PN Meet-Up): Experience a variety of museums and cultural attractions while meeting new people, greeting old friends and enjoying an evening of networking in the Grand Center Arts and Culture District! AAM Professional Networks COMPT, CurCom, DivCom, Historic Houses Network, Indigenous Peoples Museum Network, Latino Network, Leadership & Management Network, LGBTQ Alliance, PIC Green and SMAC have joined together to allow for this evening of mingling, sharing, and learning more about what AAM’s various Professional Networks do throughout the year. All are welcome.
  • Exhibits: “Higher Ground: Honoring Washington Park Cemetery, Its People and Place,” “Color Wheel Connections: Handmade Books About Human Beings,” “Circus Harmony: Defying Gravity and Other Limitations,” “Amazing Horns – Bridging Continents, Bridging Time”
  • Food & Drink: Free snacks and cash bar. Credit cards accepted.
  • Gift Shop: 10% discount
  • Parking: Sheldon’s west lot

The Go Explore St. Louis Shuttle Pass: $30

Online sales for Go Explore St. Louis Shuttle Passes are now closed. A limited number of shuttle passes will be sold at the Events and Ground Transportation desk during conference hours. Purchase yours early to guarantee your spot on the bus to the neighborhood of your choice!

Due to limited transit options in St. Louis, we strongly recommend purchasing the Go Explore St. Louis Shuttle Pass.