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Pulitzer Arts Foundation to Inagurate New Galleries
Thursday, July 17, 2014

ST. LOUIS, July 17, 2014 – In May 2015, Pulitzer Arts Foundation will open three focused, single-artist exhibitions of the work of Alexander Calder, Fred Sandback, and Richard Tuttle, examining these seminal American artists’ investigations of line, space, and materiality. The exhibitions will inaugurate the transformation of the Pulitzer’s lower level into public spaces and mark the first time in its history that the institution is presenting concurrent exhibitions. This spring line-up of artists—shown simultaneously for the first time in this context—provides an in-depth look at a critical aspect of each artist’s practice, demonstrating the range and potency of sculptural gestures in animating a space. The exhibitions will enliven the expanse of the Pulitzer’s Tadao Ando-designed building and actively engage viewers, directing their gaze upward to Calder’s soaring hanging mobiles, downward to Sandback’s sculptures stretching within and through the gallery spaces, and to Tuttle’s wire sculptures extending from one wall.

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Pulitzer Arts Foundation Announces Expansion Project To Create New Public Spaces in Tadao Ando-Designed Building, And Reveals New Name to Emphasize Institutional Vision
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Pulitzer Arts Foundation announced today an expansion project that will transform the lower level of its Tadao Ando-designed building into new public spaces for exhibitions, programs, and artist-driven activities. Previously used as offices and storage, the two new galleries will increase the Pulitzer’s programmable space by nearly 50 percent and offer new possibilities for the scope of the institution’s vision. The Pulitzer is working in consultation with Tadao Ando and his office to develop the design of the new spaces, which will honor the aesthetic and spatial sensibility of the building. Beginning in late August, the Pulitzer will close temporarily for construction and will reopen in May 2015 with a new schedule of concurrent exhibitions.

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Next Exhibition: Art Of Its Own Making
Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts’ upcoming exhibition, Art of Its Own Making, explores the artistic process and the ways in which artworks evolve over time through interactions with people and their surroundings. The exhibition features sculpture, installation, film, video, and performance and sound works by a dozen artists, who examine how elements outside their control impact the works of art they create. On view February 14 to August 20, 2014, Art of Its Own Making demonstrates the connections between artwork, audience, and environment and their relevance to understanding and engaging with art.

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Next Exhibition: Donald Judd: The Multicolored Works
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts presents the first exhibition devoted exclusively to Donald Judd’s multicolored works. The exhibition features an extraordinary group of objects created by Judd between 1984 and 1992 that are characterized by his ever-evolving engagement with the subject of color. Over 50 works, including wall pieces and a large floor piece from private and public collections across the United States and Europe and never-exhibited-before collages and drawings from the Judd Foundation's archive in Marfa, Texas, are featured. Curated by Marianne Stockebrand, the former director of the Chinati Foundation, Donald Judd: The Multicolored Works is on view from May 10, 2013 to January 4, 2014. The exhibition free and open to the public.

 

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PXSTL Design Competition
Monday, March 11, 2013

In architecture and the visual arts, there is a long tradition of site-specific projects and temporary installations informing subsequent development. St. Louis’ 1,300-acre Forest Park still bears the stamp of the 1904 World’s Fair. The Gateway Mall, a gleam in the eye of civic planners for more than century, today boasts Citygarden, Eero Saarinen’s Gateway Arch and Richard Serra’s Twain.

Now The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis have launched PXSTL, a competition exploring the critical role of the arts and culture in building vital and dynamic communities.

Open to emerging artists and designers currently working in the United States, PXSTL centers on a vacant lot in the heart of Grand Center, St. Louis’ premiere arts and culture district.

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Next Exhibition: Progress of Love
Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Progress of Love, is an unprecedented, transatlantic collaboration between The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis, The Menil Collection in Houston, and the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos, Nigeria, that explores the universal emotion of love. The three concurrent but unique exhibitions that make up The Progress of Love constitute a narrative arc, addressing love as an ideal, love as a lived experience, and love as something lost. The Progress of Love exhibition at the Pulitzer specifically explores the end of love and its aftermath through works by the British-Nigerian artists Zina Saro-Wiwa and Yinka Shonibare, MBE, the French artist Sophie Calle, and the American-Jamaican-Nigerian artist Temitayo Ogunbiyi. With inclusion of both African and Western art, the exhibition invites visitors to examine their own ideas about love and its loss.

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Three-Part, TransAtlantic Exhibition The Progress of Love to Explore How Today's African Artists Reflect on Universal Emotions in a Changing Global Society
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

August 8, 2012 - In an unprecedented collaboration, arts institutions in three cities and on two continents will join together to explore the changing modes and meanings of love in today's global society, as seen by more than two dozen contemporary artists from Africa and a select few of their counterparts from Europe and America.

From October 2012 through April 2013, the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos in Nigeria, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis, Missouri, and the Menil Collection in Houston will each offer distinct but related presentations of The Progress of Love, with a comprehensive schedule of related events and a major publication documenting the exhibition as a whole.

The three concurrent presentations that make up The Progress of Love constitute a narrative arc, embracing love as an ideal, love as a lived experience, and love as something lost.

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Gretchen Wagner Appointed as Curator of The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

ST. LOUIS, MO - July 24, 2012 - The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts announced today the appointment of Gretchen Wagner as curator. Wagner, who is currently assistant curator at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, will join the Pulitzer staff October 15. Working closely with director Kristina Van Dyke, Wagner will oversee the Pulitzer's curatorial program, including exhibitions, special projects, and collaborative initiatives. Wagner succeeds Francesca Herndon-Consagra, who served as senior curator from 2008 to 2012.

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Lisa Harper Chang to Leave The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

ST. LOUIS, MO - June 12, 2012 - Effective July 31, Lisa Harper Chang, MSW, will step down from her position as Community Projects Director of The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. In 2007 Harper Chang was appointed by the Pulitzer and the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University to oversee this community projects initiative. She played a key role in developing and implementing programs that explored the intersection of social work and art while engaging the local community, area schools and social service agencies, and other art institutions with the Pulitzer’s exhibitions.

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Call for Video Entries: In the Still Epiphany
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

ST. LOUIS, MO - May 30, 2012 - Cinema St. Louis and The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts invite St. Louis-area filmmakers to project their imaginations on the Pulitzer’s world-renowned building by creating short silent films that reflect key elements (domestic spaces and/or moments of epiphany) of the In the Still Epiphany exhibit.

In conjunction with the current exhibition In the Still Epiphany, on view until October 27, the Pulitzer will host an event that showcases videos by local filmmakers. These shorts will be projected on several exterior surfaces at the Pulitzer on Friday, September 21, at 8 p.m.

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Two New Hires Announced by The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

ST. LOUIS, MO - May 16, 2012 - The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts announces the hiring of two employees: Tamara H. Schenkenberg, Assistant Curator for Special Projects, and Lisa Rimmert, Manager of Communications.

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Francesca Herndon-Consagra to Leave
The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
Friday, March 30, 2012

Francesca Herndon-Consagra has played a critical role at The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts over the past 3 ½ years. As Senior Curator, Dr. Herndon-Consagra has been instrumental in bringing fresh insights to the possible relationships between outstanding works of art and our building designed by Tadao Ando. Through the exhibition “Urban Alchemy / Gordon Matta-Clark,” she brought significant works by the artist to St. Louis for the first time and showed them in a context particularly sympathetic to the artist's goals. “Reflections of the Buddha,” as well as "Dreamscapes," brought outstanding scholarly and aesthetic insights to our visitors. We thank Dr. Herndon-Consagra for her many contributions to the Pulitzer and wish her well in her new position as Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, and European Paintings at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin. We are certain she will do important, highly valued work there, as she has done for us here in St. Louis. We are in the process of forming a search committee to identify a successor to Dr. Herndon-Consagra, who will depart at the end of April.

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Next Exhibition: In the Still Epiphany
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

ON VIEW: April 5, 2012 - October 27, 2012

In celebration of its 10th-anniversary year, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts presents the exhibition In the Still Epiphany, on view from April 5 to October 27, 2012. Artist Gedi Sibony is creating a large-scale, temporary work of art comprised of approximately forty objects from the collection of Emily and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr. - including works by John Singer Sargent, Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee, Lucia Moholy, and Lucio Fontana.
 
The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts Presents Performances by Former Prisoners and Veterans
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts presents Staging Reflections of the Buddha, a series of live theatrical performances for three weekends in February and March. Former prisoners and veterans, who have been trained as actors, will guide the audience through the galleries, moving through the Pulitzer’s current exhibition, Reflections of the Buddha. The project is designed to break down social barriers by establishing common ground between the audience and the actors.

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The Pulitzer Contemporary Music Festival
Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and the St. Louis Symphony today announced the programming for The Pulitzer Contemporary Music Festival, Retrospectives and Innovations: A Celebration of 10 Years of The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts.  Presented June 14 to 17, 2012 at the Pulitzer and programmed by renowned St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson, the Festival will include three concerts of contemporary chamber music, featuring members of the St. Louis Symphony and a performance by the cutting-edge quartet So Percussion.

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KRISTINA VAN DYKE APPOINTED AS NEW DIRECTOR OF THE PULITZER FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS
Friday, August 5, 2011


The Board of Trustees of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts today announced its unanimous decision to appoint Kristina Van Dyke as Director, following an intensive international search.  Ms. Van Dyke, currently the Curator for Collections and Research at The Menil Collection in Houston, Texas, will begin working full-time at the Foundation on November 7.  Joining the Pulitzer as it prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary, she will work closely with Trustees and staff to oversee the exhibitions program, as well as other scholarly, artistic and community-related programming, including the contemporary chamber music series.  Ms. Van Dyke succeeds Matthias Waschek, who served as Director of the Foundation for more than seven years.

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Next Exhibition: Reflections of the Buddha
Monday, April 25, 2011

Reflections of the Buddha is the first loan exhibition of Pan-Asian Buddhist art in St. Louis. It presents over twenty masterpieces from seven important American
collections, including Asia Society, New York; Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler
Museum; and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The artworks represent a wide swath
of Buddhist cultures dating from the second century CE. Primarily sculptures, these
works come from Afghanistan, China, Korea, India, Japan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan,
and Tibet.

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The Pulitzer Hosts Panel Discussion
Monday, March 14, 2011

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts will host a panel discussion in conjunction with the exhibition Dreamscapes, on April 7 at 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.). This panel explores the varied and complex symbolism of dreams from different traditions in Western psychology. The members of the panel will introduce their particular traditions and then interpret some of the artworks in the exhibition.

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The Pulitzer Offers Free Public Programs Every Saturday at 1 p.m. During the Exhibition Dreamscapes
Monday, March 7, 2011

Every Saturday at 1 p.m., for the duration of the exhibition Dreamscapes (February 11–August 13, 2011), the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts presents a variety of free public programs for children and adults, including talks, tours, storytelling and art making, which explore the current exhibition in different contexts.

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Matthias Waschek to Leave Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Matthias Waschek, who since 2003 has helped shape the identity of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and secure its place in the front ranks of small American art institutions, will step down as Director, it was announced today.

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Upcoming Exhibition: Dreamscapes
Friday, February 11, 2011

The Pulitzer's next exhibition, Dreamscapes, opens with a public reception on Friday, February 11, 2011 from 5pm - 9pm.

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stylus - a project by Ann Hamilton
Friday, July 9, 2010

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts is pleased to announce stylus, a project created by installation artist Ann Hamilton in response to the Pulitzer building.  Conceived in response to the Pulitzer's mission to be both sanctuary and laboratory, the installation is structured around live acoustic elements and will be punctuated by participatory events which will occur throughout the project.

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James N. Wood
Monday, June 21, 2010

It is with great sadness that we learned of James N. Wood’s sudden death. The Board and the staff of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts join his family, friends and colleagues in their grief. 

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Next Exhibition Announced: Gordon Matta-Clark
Friday, October 30, 2009

Matta-Clark's poetic and daring involvement with the urban fabric did much to represent and reinterpret abandoned buildings and places. Using his work as a springboard for dialogue, the Pulitzer will prepare innovative programs that will help address critically the fate of many of St. Louis's neighborhoods, which are presently filled with unoccupied structures and empty lots. Moreover, by placing Matta-Clark's rough domestic "cuts" into the pristine public architecture by Tadao Ando at the Pulitzer, we hope not only to offer our audiences new ways to think about the artist and the architect, but also to incite questions concerning the social, political and geographical circumstances that give architecture its meaning.

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Old Masters Extended - Struth Photographs Added
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The exhibition, Ideal (Dis-)Placements: Old Masters at the Pulitzer has officially been extended until October 3, 2009.

Beginning June 24, photographs by Thomas Struth will replace the Old Master drawings from the Harvard Art Museum in the Lower Gallery.

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Ideal (Dis-) Placements Concert Series
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The Pulitzer and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra announce the next series of chamber concerts in relation to the exhibition, Ideal (Dis-) Placements: Old Masters at the Pulitzer.
New Exhibition: "Ideal (Dis-) Placements: Old Masters at the Pulitzer
Friday, October 24, 2008

The Pulitzer has joined forces with the Harvard Art Museum and Saint Louis Art Museum to present Old Master paintings and drawings from their collections.

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Pulitzer Announces Senior Curator
Tuesday, July 15, 2008

After an international search, the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Francesca Herndon-Consagra as Senior Curator. Herndon-Consagra, currently Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Saint Louis Art Museum, will assume her position on September 22, 2008.

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Flavin Concert Series
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Flavin Concert Series will be held in relation to the exhibition, Dan Flavin: Constructed Light, and performed by members of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.

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Next Exhibition: Dan Flavin: Constructed Light
Friday, February 1, 2008

The focus of this exhibition is the experience of Dan Flavin's work - sculptural installations composed of mass-produced light fixtures and florescent tubes - within the architecture and shifting natural light of the Pulitzer building.

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Now On View: "Water"
Friday, July 20, 2007

The newest exhibition at the Pulitzer, Water, was inspired by the watercourt, an integral part of the building's architecture. The exhibition engages the prevalence of water throughout the Pulitzer by addressing the range of responses that water has elicited from modern and contemporary artists.

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Films at the Pulitzer: "Chelsea Girls"
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

The Pulitzer will present a rare screening of Andy Warhol's iconic film Chelsea Girls. Co-organized with Cinema St. Louis, the film will be shown in its original format, with two projections running simultaneously.

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Poetry at the Pulitzer
Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Pulitzer and the Poetry Foundation in Chicago have co-organized an evening of poetry and discussion, featuring the writers Mary Jo Bang, Peter Campion, Geoff Dyer and Raphael Rubinstein. The discussion takes place on April 18th and will begin at 7pm.

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People Watching at the Pulitzer
Tuesday, April 17, 2007

6pm-7pm: Listen as a panel discusses the topic of "Portrait: Artists and Sitters in Contemporary Art" in the Pulitzer's Main Gallery. Afterwards, enjoy an opportunity to discuss the topic further with the speakers, which include professors from a range of St. Louis universities.

7pm - 10pm: Explore the Pulitzer's galleries and engage in a dialogue about the exhibition with student docents from Saint Louis University. Walk across the street to the Bruno David Gallery and view sculptural responses to portraiture created by students from Washington University. Enjoy refreshments in the Pulitzer courtyard and meet students from throughout St. Louis.

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Portrait Series Concert -- Cage & Feldman
Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The next concert in the Portrait Series at the Pulitzer will be held on January 31st and February 1st at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm). The program will consist of Credo in US by John Cage and Samuel Beckett, Words and Music by Morton Feldman and will be perfomed by members of the SLSO.

Purchase tickets on the Symphony website (www.slso.org) or call the SLSO box office at 314.534.1700.

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First Concert in the Portrait Series -- Monday, November 13th
Wednesday, November 8, 2006

The first performance in the Portrait Concert Series will take place on Monday, November 13th at 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm). The program will consist of Visions de l’Amen by Olivier Messaien and will be performed by Peter Henderson on piano I and Jeremy Denk on piano II. Tickets are now available by visiting the Symphony website (www.slso.org) or by calling 314.534.1700.

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The Pulitzer Launches New Website
Friday, November 3, 2006

The Pulitzer celebrates its five year anniversary with the launch of its redesigned website. The site has been completely revamped and will include interactive features such as background on the Pulitzer's construction and mission, in-depth information about our exhibitions and programming, podcasting and much more.

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New Exhibition Opens at the Pulitzer
Friday, November 3, 2006

The Pulitzer's new exhibition, Portrait/Homage/Embodiment, opens with a public reception from 6-9pm tonight. This exhibition explores the ways in which modern and contemporary artists have represented individuals or referenced groups of people. In the context of the Pulitzer building, the installation attempts to broaden the viewer's awareness of this subject matter and the creative potential it has to offer. On view are works by Chuck Close, Roni Horn, Medardo Rosso, Doris Salcedo, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, and more.

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