Summer in St. Louis Art: Renovations, Re-openings and the Return of Favorites

    By: Kathy Bratkowski
    HEC-TV Producer

    Any art lover relishes summertime in St. Louis. Perennial favorites like the Muny, Opera Theatre of St. Louis and the Shakespeare Festival in Forest Park return for new seasons. And this summer marks two major re-openings: A new exhibit building at Laumeier Sculpture Park opens this month and a major renovation at Pulitzer Arts brings even more of today’s best contemporary art to St. Louis.

    For our new State of the Arts, we take you inside the new exhibit space at the Pulitzer. The building designed by Tadao Ando is known the world over its sparse lines and superb craftsmanship. Now a new space on the lower level has reopened and will provide room for more exhibits. Currently on view are the mobiles of Richard Calder; wire pieces by Richard Tuttle; and 64 three-part pieces by Fred Sandbeck. Art by Ellsworth Kelly and Richard Serra remain on permanent exhibit.

    Look for more about the Pulitzer in the newest episode of State of the Arts premiering Sunday, July 19 at 7 p.m. And stay tuned for upcoming stories about the expansion at Laumeier Sculpture Park as well as lots of coverage over the next year leading up to the Muny’s 100th anniversary.

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    Kathy Bratkowski is a producer for HEC-TV, producing Emmy award winning programs and documentaries, including Something in the Water: A St Louis Rocumentary.