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  • 1. Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
  • 2. In the Heart of Grand Center
  • 3. Architectural concrete forms the finished walls of the building, defining the outdoor sculpture court. Urban Context In an effort to further the revitalization of the City of St. Louis, PFA established its building in the developing arts, entertainment, and education district known as Grand Center.
  • 4. Completed in 2001 27,000 square feet Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect, Tadao Ando Architect of Record: Christner Inc. Awards: 2003 AIA Central States Honor Award for Architecture, 2003 AIA St. Louis Honor Award for Craftsmanship, 2002 AIA St. Louis Honor Award for Architecture, 2001 Concrete Council of St. Louis ACI Concrete Award St. Louis landmark unifies art and architecture
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  • 6. Tadao Ando Born September 13, 1941, in Osaka, Japan Ando has led a storied life, working as a truck driver and boxer prior to settling on the profession of architecture, despite never having taken formal training in the field. In 1969, he established the firm Tadao Ando Architects & Associates. In 1995, Ando won the Pritzker Architecture Prize, considered the highest distinction in the field of architecture. He donated the $100,000 prize money to the orphans of the 1995 Kobe earthquake. The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts was his first public commission in the U.S. Ando is now considered a world renowned architect and has won many awards for his innovative designs in architecture. He lectures widely and has taught architecture at such American universities as Yale, Columbia, and Harvard .
  • 7. Ando himself thinks of the building as a "place of possibility" or a "place of mutual discovery." He says: "I see it as the creation of a space to inspire visitors and even expand their consciousness. I wanted to create a very stimulating place, where works of art are not exhibited merely as specimens but also speak to us as living things."
  • 8. mission Mission: The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts is committed to deepening the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the visual, performing, and literary arts. The building, designed by Tadao Ando, is both a laboratory and a meditative space in which to experience these art forms and from which to further their vitality and recognition in society.
  • 9. Sanctuary & Laboratory
  • 10. Emily Rauh Pulitzer
    • Received her BA with honors in Art History from Bryn
    • Mawr College. (Bryn Mawr was rated on of the top 10
    • institutions in the country in the field of art history when
    • Emily Rauh studied there).
    • Received her M.A. in Art History from Harvard University.
    • 1964-1973 Emily was the sole curator at the Saint
    • Louis Art Museum (a museum which now has 12
    • curatorial positions). Discovered and launched the
    • careers of many world renowned artists.
    • Second wife to Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Publisher of St.
    • Louis Post-Dispatch
    • October 2001 - The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
    • opened its doors.
    • Throughout her life she has discovered and launched
    • the careers of many world renowned artists.
    Founder of Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
  • 11. collections Collections & Exhibitions
  • 12. serra
    • Emily gave the artist one of his first significant
    • museum exhibitions, alongside an illustrious
    • group of peers (including Claes Oldenburg,
    • George Segal, Christo, Mark DiSuvero and
    • Donald Judd).
    • Joseph Pulitzer Jr. commissioned one of
    • Serras first site-specific works on the grounds
    • of his Clayton Road home in 1970
    • (with, one suspects, the encouragement of
    • curator Emily).
    • Emily championed the erection of Twain in
    • St. Louis and commissioned Joe for the
    • Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts.
    Richard Serra
  • 13. joe When you walk between the walls , you become implicated In the tremendous spiraling force of the movement. The velocity projects you ahead into an open interior space which frames the sky. The sculpture is understood behaviorally as a function of time. - Richard Serra The commissioned Sculpture is named Joe to honor The late Joseph Pulitzer, Jr. Joe
  • 14. Inside Joe
  • 15. Joe
  • 16. kelly Ellsworth Kelly's Blue Black is enhanced by the proportions of its gallery space. The positioning of roof elements creates shafts of light that migrate around the piece throughout the day.
    • Emily curated a hugely
    • successful exhibition of sculpture
    • of Ellsworth Kelly, which appeared
    • At both the Whitney and SLAM in
    • 1982 & 1983 respectively.
    • Emily later commissioned Kelly
    • To create an artwork that would
    • Integrate into the architecture of
    • The PFA.
    Ellsworth Kelly
  • 17. Bench-water Scott Burtons Rock Sette
  • 18. Doris Doris Salcedos Atrabiliarios
  • 19. Venus with a Necklace Aristide Maillol
  • 20. Serra-bran
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  • 22. Roy Lichtenstein Drowning Girl, 1963 Oil and magna on canvas, 67 1/2 x 66 3/4 inches Water
  • 23. Water
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  • 25. flav
          • In 1973 Emily curated the retrospective of the work of Dan Flavin, an artist who did not
          • receive art-world recognition until years later. Flavin worked with neon and, like Serra with
          • steel and Ando with concrete, reinterpreted a material whose fine-art properties had been
          • unexamined.
    Dan Flavin
  • 26. flavin
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