What are the Schmidt's hours?
To view our current hours of operation, please see our
visitor information page.
Does the Schmidt appraise works of art?
Schmidt Art Center staff is prohibited from appraising or authenticating works of art. Appraisals and authentication should be carried out by a certified appraiser or a reputable auction house.
You may wish to find an appraiser to determine the value of your artwork. Appraisers are trained specialists who work for a fee. They evaluate your piece and give you a written statement of its value. Please refer to one of the following organizations to seek an appraiser for your work:
American Society of Appraisers:
Appraisers Association of America:
International Society of Appraisers:
If you’re interested in researching on your own, the St. Louis Art Museum’s Richardson Memorial Library has many resources to get you started:
Please do not bring in artwork for review.
I would like to exhibit my artwork at the Schmidt. What do I need to do?
To have your work considered for an exhibition, please visit our
submit page for instructions and guidelines. Please do not bring in artwork for review, as we do not accept walk-in submissions.
Note that our exhibition calendar is often planned one to two years in advance.
I would like to donate artwork to the Schmidt’s Permanent Collection. What do I need to do?
If you are interested in donating a work of art, it is advised that you first contact the Curator at
Please do not bring in artwork, as we do not accept walk-in donations.
What’s going on at the Schmidt this month?
Please visit our Calendar page for upcoming events. For arts education classes, please visit our Education page.
How do I register for an art class?
To register for a class, please visit our Education page to view our current classes and click on Register Today.
Is the Schmidt Art Center the Art Department?
While we work very closely with the art department at Southwestern Illinois College, we are a separate department. For questions or information regarding the Art Program, please contact the art department at
Does the Schmidt have visitor parking?
Free visitor parking is available in front of the Art Center. For more information on our location and driving directions, please visit our Visitor Information page.