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Pulitzer Arts Foundation announces Barbara Chase-Riboud exhibition

On view from September 16, 2022, to February 5, 2023, Barbara Chase-Riboud Monumentale: The Bronzes brings together some 40 major sculptures from the 1950s to the present day, accompanied by 20 drawings. The exhibition illustrates how the artist has developed a highly original visual language that is also fundamentally global and transhistorical, with influences ranging from Italian Baroque architecture to West African bronze making. Chase-Riboud has deftly wielded the centuries-old tradition of bronze monument-making.

Barbara Chase-Riboud Monumentale: The Bronzes has been organized by Pulitzer Arts Foundation Curator Stephanie Weissberg.

Barbara Chase-Riboud
Barbara Chase-Riboud (b. 1939, Philadelphia) is a renowned artist, an award-winning poet and a bestselling novelist. Her career can be said to have begun when she crossed the Atlantic to spend a year as a fellow at the American Academy in Rome in 1957. She later graduated from Yale’s School of Architecture (1960) and moved to Europe. There she pursued an independent track, gaining training in a variety of sculpture-making skills and showing in museums and galleries. Her remarkable life has included decades of travel and life at the center of artistic, literary, and political circles that also included luminaries ranging from Henri Cartier-Bresson, Salvador Dalí, Alexander Calder, James Baldwin, and Mao Zedong to Toni Morrison, Pierre Cardin, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Josephine Baker.

About the Pulitzer Arts Foundation
The Pulitzer Arts Foundation is an art museum dedicated to fostering meaningful experiences with art and architecture. Since its founding in 2001, the museum has presented art from around the world in its celebrated building by Tadao Ando and its surrounding neighborhood. Offering personal encounters with art, the Pulitzer brings art and people together to explore ideas and inspire new perspectives.

The Pulitzer campus is located in the Grand Center Arts District of St. Louis, Missouri, and includes the museum, the Park-Like garden, a tree grove, and the forthcoming Spring Church (opening July 2022). The museum is open Thursday through Sunday, 10am–5pm, with evening hours until 8pm on Friday. Admission is free.

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Barbara Chase-Riboud, All That Rises Must Converge/Red, 2008
Bronze, silk, cotton, and synthetic fibers, 74 1/2 × 42 × 28 inches (189.2 × 106.7 × 72.1 cm)
Collection of Roger Ford and Caroline Ford. Photo courtesy of Noel Art Liaison, Inc. © Barbara Chase-Riboud