Art & Architecture


 Singer-songwriter William Fitzsimmons.

The Hot List of activities for the coming weekend

See a Ghost, sing along to Talking Heads' Songs, celebrate Shakespeare or get colorful at Schenley Park. It's all happening this weekend.

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'Bridge the Gap' project advances at Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Artist Janet Zweig discusses the first phase of "Bridging the Gap" project.

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McKinley Tiara fundraisers are scheduled

The McKinley Library and Museum events will raise funds to buy the former first lady's tiara.

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 Ida McKinley wearing the diamond tiara that was recently sold on an episode of "Pawn Stars" on the History Channel.

Former first lady's tiara sought for exhibit

A Canton, Ohio, museum is raising funds to bring Ida Saxton McKinley's jewelry back from the "Pawn Stars" shop in Las Vegas.

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 "Balanced Garden" by Duncan MacDiarmid with flowers painted by Victor Capone.

Exhibition at the Westmoreland focuses on Earth's natural wonders

"Earth Nest" by artist Duncan MacDiarmid at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art complements April's Earth Day themes.

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 A photo from December of the giraffe.

Stolen giraffe statue returned to home in Shadyside

The men who stole the 16-foot statue stolen from a woman's yard have brought it back.

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Faded ad signs become ghostly art

The ethereal images on Pittsburgh's brick canvases live on in an exhibit at Filmmakers Galleries in Oakland.

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 Catherine Hardwicke

'Twilight' director to speak at May summit in Pittsburgh

Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the first "Twilight" movie, will be part of the Women in Film and Television International Summit in May.

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 Singer-songwriter St. Vincent (Annie Clark).

The hot list of event for the coming weekend

Bunnies, Mac Miller, Earth Day events populate the weekend.

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  "Landscape," watercolor, circa 1948-49, by Elvira Mae Loreski (Peake)

Art Notes: An update on Westmoreland; women artists in exhibit

Westmoreland Museum of American Art discusses plans for public art commission for Greensburg.

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 "Forest Devil" lit up and on display in its new home.

Internationally known sculptor infuses his work with force

Kenneth Snelson gives a free talk about his career at the Carnegie Museum of Art at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Two paintings stolen in 1970 recovered in Italy

One is a Gauguin still life; the other is a Bonnard work. Both hung in a retired factory worker's kitchen.

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 Cedric the Entertainer will perform at the Pittsburgh Improv..

The hot list of events for the coming week

PSO features Mandy Patinkin, Phantogram hits town and Cedric the Entertainer comes to the Waterfront.

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 Filmmaker Ken Love is shooting Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater with a 3-D camera using two lenses to create an overlapping 3-D image that can be seen without aid of special glasses.

Filmmaker returns to Fallingwater to add dimension

Ken Love talks about new 3-D technology that does away with viewer glasses and screens a film at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

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 The Kolb brothers getting a new perspective for a photograph of the Grand Canyon.

Brothers at the rim

Two brothers left Pittsburgh a century ago to make their living taking photos at the Grand Canyon.

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 This ink and watercolor drawing, dated 1907, shows Cass Gilbert’s design for the Allegheny County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial. It will be up for sale April 8 at Swann Auction Galleries.

Architect's design of local memorial up for auction

Cass Gilbert's design for local Soldiers & Sailors Memorial goes on the block next month at Swann Auction Galleries

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'Open City' documentary visually, mentally inspiring

Pittsburgh filmmaker Andres Tapia-Urzua explores philosophy behind the Open City of Ritoque, Chile.

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 This picture of Babe Ruth making his debut as a coach for the Brooklyn Dodgers on June 19, 1938, is part of the Bettmann Archive, now located in a film preservation facility in Iron Mountain, near Slippery Rock.  Images from the archive will be part of a photography initiative Carnegie Museum of Art is launching next month.

Carnegie Museum to launch photo initiative

The Hillman Photography Initiative examines the life cycle of images and the impact of technology on image-making.

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'Race' exhibition opens at museum

"RACE: Are We So Different?" opens with events this weekend at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

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 Mary Louise Weller Chapman when Elizabeth Black sketched her portrait during World War Ii in England.

Search goes on to link World War II portraits to families

Portrait subjects and their relatives recall the thrill of meeting Elizabeth Black or receiving the wartime sketches from her.

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 Color image of "Pieta" by Maxo Vanka in the St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church, Millvale. This is before restoration  by Foulke Fine Art Conservation.                PIETA--after--right--9208_PBRESIZE   Image credit is Foulke Fine Art Conservation  Caption info:  "Pieta" by Maxo Vanka in the St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church, Millvale.  One is before restoration by Foulke Fine Art Conservation  The other is after restoration  by Foulke Fine Art Conservation

Vanka mural restoration proceeds

Society raises $25,000 toward cleaning and restoration of St. Nicholas murals by Maxo Vanka.

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 Artist James Simon glues down some final pieces of glass on his mosaic, "The Skateboarders" at his studio in Uptown.

Sculptor's public art helping to transform Pittsburgh's Uptown

For more than 10 years, James Simon has been turning Gist Street on the Bluff into an outdoor museum.

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Japanese architect wins Pritzker Prize

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban won the Pritzker Architecture Prize largely because of his work designing shelters after natural disasters.

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Phila. archdiocese to sell five Eakins paintings

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia plans to sell part of the art collection at its seminary, including five portraits by artist Thomas Eakins.

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 Willie McCovey of the San Francisco Giants with Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Roberto Clemente at Forbes Field circa 1960.

Teenie Harris' eye on the world of baseball

"Teenie Harris Photographs: Baseball in Pittsburgh" at the Carnegie Museum of Art captures a love for the game and the people who shared it.

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 Detail of a mural by husband and wife Doug Cooper and Stefani Danes in the Community House, a new green building for East End Cooperative Ministry’s programs in East Liberty.

Mural tells the story of Pittsburgh past and Pittsburgh present

Mural at Community House shows the city's past and common-sense ways to heal its landscape.

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Ticket information for Kurin talk at history center

Richard Kurin's illustrated talk about "The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects" will take place at the Heinz History Center.

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 Newsboys.

Hotlist of events for the coming weekend

Goings-on this weekend include "Pittsburgh Batman," CMU's 3-D "CLOUDS" and rappers at the Benedum.

4 weeks ago


 "TIP" by Phyllida Barlow, exhibited at the Carnegie International 2013, is located at the entrance of the Carnegie Museum of Art.

Carnegie International drew attention worldwide

The 2013 Carnegie International wraps up with 156,451 visits from all art lovers all over the world. Some works will stay here.

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