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Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts

3716 Washington Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63108 (Grand Center / Midtown)
314-754-1850
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Ranked #65 of 145 attractions in Saint Louis
Type: Art Museums
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Interlochen
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

The Pulitzer is a wonderful, spare yet serene space that houses amazing works in ways that showcase each hanging and sculpture. If I had a complaint it would be that I can not see it often enough. It is not always open. However, it is most certainly worth the effort.

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St. Louis
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

we have been there several times this year. Builidng is interesting in itself. Very stark and modern (peaceful). new exhibits about every three months and it is free. Immediately new to the Contemporary museum

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Good way to get exposure to art. You can take supervised children there.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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92 reviews 92 reviews
20 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

We circled the block about 6 times looking for this place. I never laughed so hard hearing you have reached your destination so many times. Look for the addess on the brick wall instead of signs. The door sets behind wall.This is very modern interpretive art. Not really my style but I really enjoyed this. Very interactive in parts and... More

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Portland, OR
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3 reviews 3 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

After a long-awaited visit to the Pulitzer today with a group of prominent collectors, I must say I was disappointed. There is something greatly wrong with the karma and intention of this institution. First of all, their website is incredibly pretentious. Even getting the basics of operating hours involved chasing icons around on their screen while being lectured "this is... More

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Eastvale, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

I had to visit this museum for a class assignment. I had to take my three little ones with me. The docent was very informative and actually conversed more with my kids than me. I appreciated this because I liked that they cared to include the kids in education. The art was displayed in creative ways and the building is... More

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St Louis
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

"The Pulitzer, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando, 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." This building is so extraordinary, it's well worth the visit even if nothing is on display.... More

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Denver, Colorado, USA
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

This is a newly-opened (as of Nov 2011) arts venue in the Grand Center area near the Fox Theater and St. Louis University. It is an extremely sparse and austere facility, but provides a dramatic setting for the art. The theme of exhibition at the time we were there was images of the Buddha from all over the world, ranging... More

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