Updated Monday, May 12 to include the fourth exhibition at CAM.
Three St. Louis institutions are opening major contemporary art exhibitions tonight: the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University.
In the hope that St. Louisans will make it an “art night out,” a free shuttle service between the Kemper and Grand Center is being provided from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Think of it as your very own performance and gathering space. A former vacant lot, across the street from the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis’ Grand Center, is booked for more than a dozen events through October. But in between, bring your guitar and your friends for a sing-a-long under its floating canopies. Or relocate your book club there for the summer.
“We want people to just respond to the space in ways we haven’t even imaged yet — and neither have they,” Pulitzer executive Kristina Van Dyke told St. Louis Public Radio.
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The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts wants to publicize ongoing efforts and encourage new collaborations in its Marfa Dialogues competition. Winners will receive $2,500 and the opportunity to display their ideas in a public forum, which may take many forms, including exhibitions, readings, concerts and film screenings.
The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts opened a new exhibit Friday, February 14 exploring the evolving life of art. “Art of Its Own Making” features the work of more than 11 artists and is on display now until August 20.
“This is a show that looks at the interplay between viewers, artworks and the environment – how does one affect the other?” Pulitzer director Kristina Van Dyke said.
For example, Edith Dekyndt’s work, “Ground Control” is a big black ball filled with helium that reacts to viewers. The more people in the room with it, the higher the ball rises.
Last week, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra took over the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts.
That symphony musicians play at the Pulitzer is not news. Ensembles have been bringing new works to the Grand Center neighbor for some time. But this time it was the entire orchestra and the work was a major piece by an American composer that had not be presented in this country before.
On any given weekend, you can follow the show tunes and Beyonce beats to a drag performance in St. Louis.
But on Saturday, Jan. 25 and for the next several months, drag moves beyond the bar scene. The art and history of drag will be in the spotlight at PHD art gallery, the Missouri History Museum and the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in Grand Center.
A project designed as a bridge across Delmar Boulevard begins construction this week and should be in place in early February. It's a contemporary concept with a low-tech twist: hand-delivered letters.