Art & Architecture


  "Memory," 1950, oil on board, by Kamal Youssef.

Kamal Youssef's paintings at SAMA Loretto are bold in line and color

Southern Allegheny Museum of Art mounts a handsome retrospective of the art of Kamal Youssef featuring almost 250 paintings.

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 Curator Nicholas Chambers oversees the "13 Most Wanted Men," an installation that Andy Warhol did for the 1964 World's Fair that featured old wanted posters.

1964 World's Fair piece almost made Warhol a wanted man

“13 Most Wanted Men” exhibition at The Andy Warhol Museum looks back at the row its namesake caused at the 1964 World’s Fair.

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Pittsburgh arts advocates to highlight individual donations

Individuals can show support for the region’s arts and cultural groups through online contributions during Thursday’s Arts Day of Giving.

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 Anna Mikolay's piece is called "Moving Through Stillness."

Let's talk about art: Anna Mikolay

The work of Pittsburgh artist Anna Mikolay brings a hallway to life at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts during the Pittsburgh Biennial.

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 This mural, painted in 1937 and 1938 as part of a New Deal-era public works project, is in the lobby of the state’s Finance Building in Harrisburg. It is the work of American artist Eugene Savage.

The Next Page: Government and the common man, on view in Harrisburg murals

Post-Gazette reporter Kate Giammarise says the murals in the state’s Finance Building are a New Deal gem.

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2Do this week, Sept. 28-Oct. 4: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” in Frick Park, Pittsburgh Concert Society presents winners, Takacs Quartet, NPR’s Michele Norris and more.

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 Carla Bianco will perform at the Renaisssance Hotel at 5 p.m. Friday as part of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Gallery Crawl.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust celebrates the 10th Gallery Crawl with a special night

The 10th annual Gallery Crawl Downtown will feature art openings, dance, film and music.

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 Detail of "Elana, age 21" by Martha Rial. It is among works in "Public Record," part of the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s SPACE and 707 Penn galleries.

Art notes: Qualters and The Warhol receive Governor's awards

Also, the final two exhibitions that make up the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial open this weekend.

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 A sample of 19th and 20th century newspaper nameplates.

27 newspaper nameplates from Pittsburgh's past

The lineage back to The Pittsburgh Gazette is long and circuitous. These nameplates have appeared atop the newspaper over 228 years.

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 Turtle Lagoon at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes,  Phipps Conservancy & Botanical Gardens.

RADical Days 2014 begins in Pittsburgh region: 20 days of free events

The Regional Asset District, now in its 20th year, showcases places that get RAD funding with hikes, tours, museum visits and more.

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 David L. Donahoe executive director of RAD.

Regional Asset District director David Donahoe praised for his work

Mr. Donahoe, a grandson of legendary Pittsburgh Mayor David L. Lawrence, has served as RAD’s executive director since 1995.

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 Jace Grudowski, of Millvale, looks at a blanket for sale before last year's "The Lion King" performance at the Benedum that was adjusted for children with autism and their families.

With their portion of RAD funding, arts and other groups fix up what needs fixing

Sales tax revenue allocated by RAD board helps major arts groups across the region.

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For cultural groups on lean budgets, RAD grants make difference

Many smaller groups often receive annual grants of $10,000 or less.

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2Do this week, Sept. 21-27: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Free events include “As You Like It” at Schenley Park; a Pittsburgh Symphony Brass concert and an appearance by poet Lucie Brock-Broido.

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 Singer-guitarist Justin Townes Earle.

The Hot List of events for the coming week

Highland Games, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and ’Dixie’ around town this weekend.

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 Biennial curator Adam Welch, shown here in 2008 with his work "Self portrait as an equation (fractioned/askew)," when he was named Emerging Artist of the Year at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

Curator Adam Welch talks about the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial

The 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial, twice as big as the last one, continues to roll out thoughtfully conceived component exhibitions.

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 A still from "Discarded: Joachim Schmid and the Anti-Museum," part 4 of The Invisible Photograph.

Art Notes: Invisible Photograph, Biennial, plan weekend events

The Invisible Photograph Part 4 debuts at Carnegie Museum of Art and a reception set for another component of the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial.

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 Chilean artist Sebastian Errazuriz and Rachel Delphia, Carnegie Museum of Art curator of decorative arts and design, stand under his work "The Piano," which hangs in the museum's Hall of Architecture. The exhibition is titled "Sebastian Errazuriz: Look Again."

Chilean artist's work compels museumgoers at the Carnegie to 'Look Again'

To truly appreciate Sebastian Errazuriz’s “The Piano,” you need to stand beneath it in the Hall of Architecture at Carnegie Museum of Art.

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 The Southern Leopard Frog.

Let's talk about: Biology and art

Richard Pell’s disturbing photos on display at Pittsburgh Filmmakers of animals involved in biologic testing show mix of biology and art.

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2Do this week, Sept. 14-20: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

PSO’s Music for the Spirit, Music at Rodef Shalom, “Dangerous Beauty” at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at CMU and more

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 Joy Borelli-Edwards,left, owner of Borelli-Edwards Galleries in Lawrenceville,  with curator Vicky A. Clark in the new 500-square foot gallery.

Gallery in Lawrenceville showcases emerging artists

Vicky Clark brings curatorial eye to be², a gallery within Borelli-Edwards Galleries in Lawrenceville. Its first show opens tonight.

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Design Center names CEO

Chris Koch becomes CEO of the Design Center, a Downtown nonprofit that encourages good design and planning of the built environment.

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 In this Dec. 11, 1964, file photo, philanthropist Paul Mellon, his wife, Rachel Bunny Mellon, left, and stepdaughter Eliza Lloyd appear at a preview of the Mellon’s collection of English Art at the Royal Academy in London.

Sotheby's to auction two Rothko paintings and other Bunny Mellon items

“Untitled (Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Light Orange)” could bring up to $30 million; “Untitled” is estimated to sell for up to $20 million.

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 Duane Michals' "I Think about Thinking," 2000.  The artist will be celebrated in two exhibitions at Carnegie Museum of Art beginning in November.

Fall Arts Preview: Art

From continuing Pittsburgh Biennial openings to major exhibitions of the work and collection of Duane Michals, the 2014 fall art season

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 Family Fun Days at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Fall Arts Preview: Cultural attractions

Autumn’s approach brings new reasons to visit the area’s cultural attractions.

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 Vendors will display their wares Saturday at the Historic Hanna’s Town Antiques and Collectibles Market.

Hanna's Town antiques season ends Saturday in Westmoreland County

The final Historic Hanna’s Town Antiques and Collectibles Market of the 2014 season will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

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 This weekend's Thrival Innovation & Music Festival at Bakery Square will feature a DJ set from Moby.

The Hot List of activities for the coming weekend

The Orwells perform, Pennsylvania Trolley Museum hosts Trolley Days and Scottish Heritage Day is celebrated.

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Fall Arts Preview: An index of what to do and see around Pittsburgh

See this season’s offerings in plays and musicals, cultural attractions, fall festivals, concerts, dance, art and classical music.

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 One of the photos from the Silver Eye exhibit "Anima" by Charlotte Dumas.

Photos capture links between horses and humans

Charlotte Dumas’ exhibit “Anima” is an evocative display of military draft horses resting in their stalls.

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 Ben Sota, one of the artists in the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial at the Mattress Factory, is founder and artistic director of Zany Umbrella Circus.

Art Notes: The 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial opens at Mattress Factory

Another portion of the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial will open Sept. 12 at the Mattress Factory museum, North Side.

3 weeks ago


 "Yellow Submarine" animator Ron Campbell brings a show of his Beatles paintings to the Renaissance Hotel.

Preview: Animator Ron Campbell goes way back with the Fab Four

The Australian artist brings his "Beatles Art Show" to Pittsburgh this weekend.

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 Saxophonist Oliver Lake.

Hot list of events for the upcoming weekend

A Fair in the Park, Pittsburgh Irish Festival and Rascal Flatts come to town for the first weekend of fall.

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 Sebastian Errazuriz's "Boat Coffin."

Chilean artist Sebastian Errazuriz speaks Friday at Carnegie Museum of Art

Designer and artist, shocking and sensitive, Sebastian Errazuriz will speak at Carnegie Museum of Art Friday.

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110 artists gather for Fair in the Park

The Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh offers well-crafted art at the 45th A Fair in the Park at Mellon Park on Sept. 5-7.

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 Joe Wos has been executive director of Downtown Pittsburgh’s ToonSeum for the past seven years.

ToonSeum director stepping down

Joe Wos has been with the Downtown organization for the past seven years.

3 weeks ago


 The patterns and shapes in Blane Siegel's Biennial exhibit were inspired by meditation.

Let's talk about art: Blaine Siegel

Blaine Siegel, one of the artists featured in the Pittsburgh Biennial, gets inspiration from the geometric shapes of Pittsburgh.

4 weeks ago



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