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.
Host Steve Potter talks with Marjorie Cohn about her book on the art collection of Joseph Pulitzer, Jr. The book is called Classic Modern: The Art Worlds of Joseph Pulitzer, Jr. Pulitzer, Jr. carried on the family business in St. Louis but he also built one of the greatest private art collections of the 20th century.