Color, or lack thereof, is a constant contemplation in all works of art. Artists often have complicated relationships with and views on the presence of each hue, and American sculptor and painter Donald Judd certainly considered elements of color throughout his 40-plus-year career. His later pieces showcase his thoughtful exploration of the "multiplicity" of color, as he called it, and in the phenomenal natural light of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts (3716 Washington Boulevard; 314-754-1850), the vivid works from this period ought to truly shine. Donald Judd: The Multicolored Works, curated by Marianne Stockebrand, is on view at the Pulitzer from Friday, May 10, until Saturday, January 4, 2014, and the show brings together pieces from private collections as well as the Tate and the Museum of Modern Art, among others. Expect to see 24 objects, including Judd's recognizable boxy, enameled aluminum wall pieces and a large floor piece, along with 30 drawings and collages by the artist, which have never before been exhibited. In fact, Judd's later works never have been the focus of an exhibition like this one, which makes the show and the related special events -- including monthly tours, panel discussions and more — can't-miss opportunities. Visit www.pulitzerarts.org for a full calendar and for more information; exhibition admission is free.
Fri., May 10; Wednesdays, Saturdays. Starts: May 10. Continues through Jan. 4, 2013