Have you been to the St. Louis Art Museum in Forest Park (www.slam.org)? It's amazing and there was so much to see! We spent most of our afternoon enjoying excellent indigenous pieces from Africa and Oceanic islands, historic and exquisite European china, furniture, armor, and interior decor. It was fascinating to see such an elaborate array of still life, portrait and abstract paintings alongside religious and cultural pieces. The museum was also holding a special exhibition on Japanese screens with unique Japanese mementos at the gift shop. It was so neat to see how much art has been our way of communication and expression of love, power, beauty - you name it - for centuries! It's no wonder we walked around so much until our feet got sore...but it was well worth it :-)
PS. Have you visited any 'cool' museums lately? Do share!