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Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts


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Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts

  1. 1. Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
  2. 2. In the Heart of Grand Center
  3. 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. 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
  5. 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 .
  6. 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."
  7. 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.
  8. 9. Sanctuary & Laboratory
  9. 10. Emily Rauh Pulitzer <ul><li>Received her BA with honors in Art History from Bryn </li></ul><ul><li>Mawr College. (Bryn Mawr was rated on of the top 10 </li></ul><ul><li>institutions in the country in the field of art history when </li></ul><ul><li>Emily Rauh studied there). </li></ul><ul><li>Received her M.A. in Art History from Harvard University. </li></ul><ul><li>1964-1973 – Emily was the sole curator at the Saint </li></ul><ul><li>Louis Art Museum (a museum which now has 12 </li></ul><ul><li>curatorial positions). Discovered and launched the </li></ul><ul><li>careers of many world renowned artists. </li></ul><ul><li>Second wife to Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Publisher of St. </li></ul><ul><li>Louis Post-Dispatch </li></ul><ul><li>October 2001 - The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts </li></ul><ul><li>opened its doors. </li></ul><ul><li>Throughout her life she has discovered and launched </li></ul><ul><li>the careers of many world renowned artists. </li></ul>Founder of Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
  10. 11. collections Collections & Exhibitions
  11. 12. serra <ul><li>Emily gave the artist one of his first significant </li></ul><ul><li>museum exhibitions, alongside an illustrious </li></ul><ul><li>group of peers (including Claes Oldenburg, </li></ul><ul><li>George Segal, Christo, Mark DiSuvero and </li></ul><ul><li>Donald Judd). </li></ul><ul><li>Joseph Pulitzer Jr. commissioned one of </li></ul><ul><li>Serra’s first site-specific works on the grounds </li></ul><ul><li>of his Clayton Road home in 1970 </li></ul><ul><li>(with, one suspects, the encouragement of </li></ul><ul><li>curator Emily). </li></ul><ul><li>Emily championed the erection of Twain in </li></ul><ul><li>St. Louis and commissioned Joe for the </li></ul><ul><li>Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. </li></ul>Richard Serra
  12. 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
  13. 14. Inside Joe
  14. 15. Joe
  15. 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. <ul><li>Emily curated a hugely </li></ul><ul><li>successful exhibition of sculpture </li></ul><ul><li>of Ellsworth Kelly, which appeared </li></ul><ul><li>At both the Whitney and SLAM in </li></ul><ul><li>1982 & 1983 respectively. </li></ul><ul><li>Emily later commissioned Kelly </li></ul><ul><li>To create an artwork that would </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate into the architecture of </li></ul><ul><li>The PFA. </li></ul>Ellsworth Kelly
  16. 17. Bench-water Scott Burton’s Rock Sette
  17. 18. Doris Doris Salcedo’s Atrabiliarios
  18. 19. Venus with a Necklace Aristide Maillol
  19. 20. Serra-bran
  20. 22. Roy Lichtenstein Drowning Girl, 1963 Oil and magna on canvas, 67 1/2 x 66 3/4 inches Water
  21. 23. Water
  22. 25. flav <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In 1973 Emily curated the retrospective of the work of Dan Flavin, an artist who did not </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>receive art-world recognition until years later. Flavin worked with neon and, like Serra with </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>steel and Ando with concrete, reinterpreted a material whose fine-art properties had been </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>unexamined. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Dan Flavin
  23. 26. flavin
  24. 27. Flvin Dan Flavin: Constructed Light.
  25. 30. Lights Light Project
  26. 31. Light Project
  27. 32. Ideal (Dis-)Placements: Old Masters at the Pulitzer <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Old Master paintings from </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>14 th to 18 th century from Saint Louis </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Art Museum and Harvard Art Museum </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Experimentation with light (no artificial), </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>space (old within contemporary architecture, </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>and display of artworks - Salon style & </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>modern hanging. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  28. 33. Once again… Experiments with both art & architecture Urban Alchemy Gordon Matta-Clark Current Exhibition
  29. 34. Org struc Employer Identification Number: 43-1752949 Type of Organization: Section 501 c (3) tax exempt private foundation Organizational Structure
  30. 35. <ul><li>Visionary Founder </li></ul><ul><li>Strong leadership from </li></ul><ul><li>qualified Director </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse & well-connected </li></ul><ul><li>board </li></ul><ul><li>Building upon a </li></ul><ul><li>professional staff </li></ul><ul><li>Financial stability </li></ul>
  31. 36. director Matthias Wascheck, PhD Director of PFA since September 15, 2003 Education: M.A. in Art History, Classical Archaeology, and Modern and Contemporary History Ph.D. in Art History, University of Bonn, Germany. Experience: 1981-1985 - Assistant at the Wolfgang Wittrock Gallery in Dusseldorf, where he worked in archival organization and library development. 4 years - Co-Director of International Colloquia of Art History Joined the Louvre in 1992 as Head of Academic Programs While at the Louvre he conceived and organized conferences and colloquia on art historical and archeological themes as well as overseeing subsequent publications.
  32. 37. Declaring himself &quot;most privileged to be working in such a wonderful architectural space,&quot; Waschek stated that he was &quot;very excited about the possibility of participating in the development of the Foundation's potential. It is striking to see how much this place combines features of different cultural institutions, without being bound to traditional limits.&quot;
  33. 38. staff Staff Matthias Waschek, PhD, Director Amy Broadway, Web Communications Assistant Lauren Kolber, Assistant to the Director/Event Coordinator Francesca Herndon-Consagra, PhD, Senior Curator James V. Maloney, Chief Financial Officer Christina Cosio, Administrative Assistant to Curatorial & Community Engagement Steve Morby, Facilities Manager Rachel (Gagnon) Craft, Communications & Web Manager Helene A. Rundell, Registrar Hannah Fullgraf, Kress Interpretive Fellow Audrey Sands, Curatorial Assistant Elise Hall, Assistant Registrar Shane Simmons, Assistant Facilities Manager Lisa Harper Chang, MSW, Manager of Community Engagement Sharice Williams, Assistant Chief Financial Officer Courtney Henson, Visitor Services Manager
  34. 39. assets <ul><li>Contributions, gifts, grants, etc. received + other total income: $11,190,883 </li></ul><ul><li>Compensation of officers, directors, trustees, etc.: $191,500 </li></ul><ul><li>Other employee salaries and wages: $706,171 </li></ul><ul><li>Pension plans, employee benefits: $129,877 </li></ul><ul><li>Total operating and Administrative expenses: $2,894,468 </li></ul><ul><li>Amounts paid (including administrative expenses) to accomplish charitable, etc., </li></ul><ul><li>purposes: $2,273,157 </li></ul>Fair market value of all assets (Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances): $62,182,213
  35. 40. As a result… There are no members or donor/membership program
  36. 41. Public Relations & Marketing Public Relations & Marketing
  37. 42. visitor Visitor Services
  38. 43. outreach Community Outreach & Programming Light Project in conjunction with Dan Flavin: Constructed Light.
  39. 44. Community light project
  40. 45. french French Program In collaboration with Lindenwood University
  41. 46. prison A collaboration between the Pulitzer, Prison Performing Arts, Employment Connection, and the Performing Arts Department at Washington University in St. Louis, this program Presents short theatrical pieces written and performed by former prisoners and formerly homeless veterans, and inspired by their interactions with works of art featured in the Pulitzer’s Old Masters exhibition. Staging Old Masters
  42. 47. shaw This program provided an opportunity for elementary age students at Shaw Visual and Performing Arts school to experience the Pulitzer building and exhibitions. Visits acquainted the students with surroundings that might otherwise seem intimidating and allow them to become familiar with the works of art on view. Through various exercises, they are encouraged to create expressions based on their personal experience. Shaw Visual & Performing Arts Center
  43. 48. Sorrento Springs Elementary School The Sorrento Springs field trip to the Pulitzer, November 5, 2008, offered the chance for fifth-grade students to experience the exhibition Ideal (Dis-) Placements: Old Masters at the Pulitzer within a new context. Through various creative activities, the students were encouraged to think imaginatively about the artwork and building, while relating the surroundings to the elements of a Musical Theater story–Character, Plot, and Setting.
  44. 49. alzhei Adults with early stages of dementia were paired with third, fourth, and fifth grade students from Cole Elementary in a ten-session workshop on Old Masters. The lessons include art history, architecture, storytelling, and nonverbal communication. Using art forms as a tool, the program’s goal was to bridge the gap between generations, to foster an understanding of diversity, and to promote community. Let ’s Look Program
  45. 50. Concerts Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
  46. 51. Symposia <ul><li>Exclusive forums that are not open to the </li></ul><ul><li>public. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually moderated by the Director or other </li></ul><ul><li>notable professional. </li></ul><ul><li>Private conversations on topics related to </li></ul><ul><li>exhibition or museum. </li></ul>
  47. 52. online ONLINE PRESENCE Online Exhibition Catalogs
  48. 53. Social media Social Media
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  50. 55. 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.
  51. 56. 5 Changes the Museum Should Incorporate. <ul><li>Increase visitor comfort level. Train attendants to keep a </li></ul><ul><li>moderate distance from the viewer. </li></ul><ul><li>Solve signage problem. Where’s the entrance? </li></ul><ul><li>Be more available to educators, schools, and institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule regular docent tours on open days. </li></ul><ul><li>Stay open more days. </li></ul>
  52. 57. Open to Educators <ul><li>Hire Educator for $35k yearly. </li></ul><ul><li>Budget $3k for education material </li></ul><ul><li>costs. </li></ul><ul><li>Where will the money come from? </li></ul><ul><li>PFA does not have members or </li></ul><ul><li>development staff. </li></ul><ul><li>Main donor is the Founder. </li></ul>
  53. 58. Work for PFA <ul><li>Would we work for this institution? </li></ul><ul><li>In what capacity? </li></ul><ul><li>What could we contribute? </li></ul><ul><li>Would we be able to implement our ideas? </li></ul><ul><li>Why or why not? </li></ul>
  54. 59. Go Check it out !