Pulitzer Arts Foundation

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Pulitzer Arts Foundation
The Pulitzer Arts Foundation building. To the left is the Continental-Life Building
Location St. Louis, Missouri
Coordinates 38°38′25″N 90°14′04″W / 38.6404°N 90.2344°W / 38.6404; -90.2344
Type Art museum
Website http://www.pulitzerarts.org

The Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis, Missouri opened in 2001 with a building designed by internationally renowned Japanese architect, Tadao Ando. The Pulitzer is located at 3716 Washington Boulevard (between Grand Boulevard and Spring Avenue).


The Pulitzer Arts Foundation was founded as a cultural organization by donations from publisher Joseph Pulitzer and his family, for whom it was named. The museum building was designed by Tadao Ando, a renowned Japanese architect who has won the Pritzker Prize. It opened in October 2001.

Commissioned for the building and on permanent view are Ellsworth Kelly's wall sculpture Blue Black, located in the Main Gallery, and Richard Serra’s torqued spiral sculpture Joe, located in the courtyard.


Exhibitions at the Pulitzer rotate approximately every six months.


The Pulitzer engages in a variety of programming that directly relates to the exhibition on view. This includes symposia, panel discussions, and a variety of student initiatives and events. Additionally, the Pulitzer is engaged in an ongoing collaborative chamber concert series of contemporary music with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Concert programs are chosen based on their relationship to the artworks exhibited.

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Coordinates: 38°38′25″N 90°14′04″W / 38.6404°N 90.2344°W / 38.6404; -90.2344