The Progress of Love is an unprecedented, transatlantic collaboration between the Menil Collection in Houston; the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos, Nigeria; and the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis that explores the universal emotion of love. The three concurrent but unique exhibitions that make up The Progress of Love constitute a narrative arc, addressing love as an ideal, love as a lived experience, and love as something lost.
The Progress of Love exhibition at the Pulitzer specifically explores the end of love and its aftermath through works by the British-Nigerian artists Zina Saro-Wiwa and Yinka Shonibare, MBE, the French artist Sophie Calle, and the American-Jamaican-Nigerian artist Temitayo Ogunbiyi. With inclusion of both African and Western art, the exhibition invites visitors to examine their own ideas about love and its loss.
The exhibition at the Pulitzer is free and open to the public. The Progress of Love is on view from November 16, 2012 – April 20, 2013. The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts is open on Wednesdays from 12-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Nov 16, 2012: Opening Reception
Dec 15, 2012: Frame of Reference
Jan 5, 2013: Curatorial Tour
Jan 16, 2013: Frame of Reference
Feb 6, 2013: Curatorial Tour
Feb 16, 2013: Frame of Reference
Mar 2, 2013: Curatorial Tour
Mar 20, 2013: Frame of Reference
Apr 13, 2013: Art and Tweed Bike Ride
Apr 20, 2013: Exhibition Close
Feb 6, 2013: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Concert
Mar 2, 2013: Performance by Artist Wura-Natasha Ogunji
Jan 31, 2013: CANCELLED Artist Talk with Zina Saro-Wiwa
Nov 14, 2012: Artist Talk with Sophie Calle
Mar 6, 2013: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Concert
Feb 14, 2013: Sound Waves + Poetry Valentine’s Day Event
Jan 17, 2013: Sound Waves with Banning Eyre
Dec 5, 2012: Curatorial Tour