St. Louis Art Museum closes to get ready for Grand Opening of Expanded Museum

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ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – For the first time in its history, the St. Louis Art Museum has completely shut down.

The landmark just closed at 5 p.m. Sunday.

It will remain closed until the grand opening of the newly expanded museum, June 29th.

FOX 2 got an inside look, Sunday, at what’s to come and whether it’s worth the wait.

The ‘wow’ factor will only multiply between now and the grand opening; when the wraps come off of the $130 million art museum expansion; Aside from museum staff, few have gotten the peek inside the new east building Fox 2 viewers got, Sunday:   from a tapestry by an African artist, made from the metal collars of liquor bottles to the fascinating works of Gerhard Richter,  from the abstract, to a classic painting of his daughter, which looks more like a photo.

Brian Davis, of Owensville, and…

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