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Pulitzer Arts Foundation

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Address: 3716 Washington Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63108
Phone Number: +1 314-754-1850
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Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Through engaging exhibitions, programs, and partnerships with artists,...

Through engaging exhibitions, programs, and partnerships with artists, curators, and innovators across disciplines, Pulitzer Arts Foundation strives to inspire both the St. Louis community and international arts audiences to think differently about creativity in daily life.

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Tadeo Ando Jewel of a building

Such a spectacular architectural jewel provided a stunning setting for beautifully curated exhibitions of Calder, Tuttle and Sandback exhibitions. A must see! And admission is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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417 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Not sure why, this museum is not one of my favorites. Big concrete building, doesn't have much character in my opinion, and the exhibits in the lower level are claustrophobic. Looking at other reviews, I see many people love it so for some reason it is not resonating with me.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Such a spectacular architectural jewel provided a stunning setting for beautifully curated exhibitions of Calder, Tuttle and Sandback exhibitions. A must see! And admission is free.

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1 Thank DoctorQ777
New Mexico
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The Calder exhibit brought us to St. Louis and it didn't disappoint. It looked so at home in this amazing art space. We visited with our kids (7and 9) and found the staff welcoming and helpful. We had missed the tour, but got lots of stories and tidbits of information from the staff scattered throughout the exhibit halls. Yes, they... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

So impressive! This strikingly gorgeous modern building adds to the beauty of the art on display here without detracting from it. Friendly, knowledgeable docents are present in every room to answer questions and add to your viewing experience. Don't miss the Richard Serra sculpture in the courtyard!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The only negative is the limited hours -- Wed-Sat. If you hate the current exhibition, the architecture and three permanent pieces will enchant you -- Blue Black by Ellsworth Kelly, a stone bench by the pool and Joe by Richard Serra. The architecture of the building is worth the trip. The architect, Tadao Ando, won the Pritzker during his short... More 

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Arlington, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

This is one of those museums that leave you feeling refreshed after your visit. You know that wiped out, if-I-see-another-work-by-DaVinci-I'm-going-to-scream feeling that the Louvre gives you? You don't get that here. Andao designed a beautiful little nook here in St Louis where you can see several pieces of art, and then remember what you saw when you left. And it's... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Just happened to be walking by and popped in. Calder's mobiles looked great in the space; a blend of natural and artificial light bouncing off the walls of varying heights. The Tuttle and Sandback pieces were fun/made funny, mainly because we were the only ones in there at the time and we bantered a lot with the staff. When a... More 

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Milton, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We visited on a Friday morning and literally had the entire museum to ourselves. I'm not sure why there aren't large crowds given the excellent show of three artists, Calder being the best known. The museum "guards" are also curators and demonstrate great knowledge of the art. Don't miss the Serra in the courtyard.

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1 Thank Sarah L
Interlochen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The only thing that could make the Pulitzer Foundation better would be for them to be open longer. They're currently only open Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. It is, however, free and it's a gem. Any city in the US would be proud to have such a gorgeous building by a such a world renowned architect (Tadao Ando), that puts on... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

While the Pulitzer museum is open only at special times, I find it facinating. The Ellsworth Kelly wall sculpture "Blue Black"provides a striking and wonderful wall some 150 feet(?) in the distance and Richard Serra’s "Joe" is one of his best. The raised floor level water pond provides a serenity which could be viewed for hours. Don't miss this gem.

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