Art & Architecture

Moss Side Middle Schoolers learn drumming, culture

The program is funded through a matching grant from the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts.

about 2 hours ago

 Firefighters respond to a reported incident at Market Square in Downtown today. The smoke was coming from a fog machine that was part of the art exhibition.

In Market Square, where there's smoke, there may not be fire

Fog from a new art installation in Downtown Pittsburgh has prompted confusion and calls to firefighters.

about 12 hours ago

 "Untitled (Billiard Game)" c. 1909, platinum print by Gertrude Kasebier.

The Frick Pittsburgh showcases Alfred Stieglitz and his circle of photographers

From Pictorialism to the modern use of silver gelatin prints, photographers elevated their work.

2 days ago

 Photographer Duane Michals poses for a portrait next to "Lens" by Mark Tansey, part of the "Duane Michals: Collector" exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art.

Art Notes: Exhibitions and talks make for a full art week

Jeremy Boyle and Mark Franchino exhibit at be2 in Lawrenceville; “Duane Michals: Collector” closing at The Carnegie.

2 days ago

 A documentary titled “Uncle Andy” will be based on memories of the Warhola Family.

Andy Warhol family members to tell the story of ‘Uncle Andy’ in documentary

The artist’s great-niece and her partner are working to complete a family portrait of Warhol. A Kickstarter funding drive launches Tuesday.

1 day ago

 This Man Ray photograph shows Leopold Gould Seyffert with his two sons, Peter, at left, and Richard, right.

The Next Page: Seyffert's vivid portraits of industrialists and grand dames shown at the Union League Club in New York

Standard Oil geologist launched Leopold Seyffert’s career as an artist by lending him tuition for the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

5 days ago

 The Maxo Vanka mural "The Battlefield." The mural at St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church in Millvale is among those that will be explored in a talk by Sylvia Rhor at Panza Gallery on Friday: "Vanka in Context: Pittsburgh's Mural Culture in the Early 20th Century."

2Do this week, Feb. 22-28: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Shakespeare is in the parks, Beethoven is on the Bluff and ArcAttack is at the Hillman Center.

5 days ago

 Pete and Laura Bianco of Imperial hold their newborn son, Luca Simon Bianco, at St. Clair Hospital in Mt. Lebanon on Jan. 30. He was born at 2:56 a.m. Pete's brother, Michael, and his wife, Nicole, had Michael Adonis Bianco at 1:58 a.m.

Pittsburgh-area effort aims to foster love of art very early

The mission of Start with Art is to create a culture of art collectors among newborns at three Pittsburgh-area hospitals.

1 week ago

Glass club to host antique show in Bethel Park

The 40th annual show will include an exhibit about early glass manufacturers in the Pittsburgh region.

1 week ago

 David Bromberg will perform at the Rex Theater.

The Hot List of events for the weekend of Feb. 19

The Pittsburgh Symphony, David Bromberg and the Steeltown Jazz Storytellers are among those performing this weekend.

1 week ago

 Artist Jennifer Wen Ma poses with her installation piece Tuesday in Market Square, Downtown.

Artist’s gift to Pittsburgh: art project with meaning in Market Square

A public art project in Market Square will have 125 trees with lights that will change over the next two months as winter becomes spring.

1 week ago

 Tourists use a selfie-stick for a photograph on a cold and windy day in New York.

Selfies OK, sticks not, at some Pittsburgh-area museums

Pittsburgh art museums follow national trend in banning selfie “sticks” within its exhibits -- but not selfies themselves.

1 week ago

 "Raccoon," mid-19th century, ink on tracing paper,  unknown German-American artist. Saint Vincent Art Collections.

Art Notes: Saint Vincent Gallery exhibits drawings of creatures great, small

“Out of the Ark: Animal Drawings From the Saint Vincent Art Collections” comprises 43 19th-century works from cows to camels.

1 week ago

 Letters by Seattle glass artists Jen Elek and Jeremy Bert that will be exhibited in ABC@PGC at the Pittsburgh Glass Center in 2015.  The boy is Ms. Elek's friend Koltes Woll from Seattle.

Let's talk about art: ABCs@PGC

Explore the art of the alphabet at Pittsburgh Glass Center through a colorful multimedia exhibit by artists Jen Elek and Jeremy Bert.

1 week ago

 The former Frank & Seder Department Store occupies a corner of Smithfield Street and Fifth Avenue, Downtown.

Preservationists fight Downtown demolition and flooding threat in Harmony

Preservation Pennsylvania wants to protect the former Frank & Seder Department Store, Downtown, and the Harmony Historic District in Butler.

1 week ago

 Fawzi Haimor, assistant conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, will give a lunchtime talk on Thursday.

2Do this week, Feb. 15-21: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

New Horizon Theater’s “The Meeting” (Malcom X and MLK), PSO’s Play N’at chamber music series, Jerusalem Quartet lands in Carnegie Music

1 week ago

 This 1964 image shows the North Side portal of the Manchester Bridge, which featured the mythical steelworker Joe Magarac on the left and another mythical figure, coal miner Jan Volkanik, with his pick in his hands, on the right.

Linking to Pittsburgh's past: Manchester Bridge's portal sculptures will anchor a new plaza

The Manchester Bridge portal was saved from the wrecking ball and now will be displayed by Stage AE on the North Shore.

1 week ago

40th Pittsburgh Antiques Show on tap in South Hills

The Historical Glass Club of Pittsburgh will hold a general antiques show on Feb. 21-22 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

1 week ago

Pittsburgh public art advocates urge funding ordinance update

“The Pittsburgh ordinance is severely limited,” said Carolyn Speranza, an artist and leader of PGH4ART campaign.

2 weeks ago

 Lynn Zelevansky, the museum’s director, said the three goals of the restructuring are to increase the number of visitors to the museum, provide first-class experiences for them and develop a secure financial structure.

Carnegie Museum of Art restructuring, eliminating seven positions

The Carnegie Museum of Art, which has an annual operating budget of $10 million, announced today that a $300,000 operating deficit.

2 weeks ago

 Nina Berman, from the Fleet Week series.

Art notes: Exhibitions look at guns and empathy

Artists examine gun culture in “UNLOADED” at SPACE gallery; lights at the Gulf Tower will reflect social media participants’ reactions to

2 weeks ago

 Marina Picasso of France, granddaughter of famous Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, poses in front of her grandfather's work “Palette et Tete de Taureau” made in 1938, at Sotheby's gallery, in Paris.

Heir to 10,000 Picassos ready to cash out

Marina Picasso is preparing to sell many of her grandfather Pablo Picasso’s artworks to finance and broaden her philanthropy.

2 weeks ago

2Do this week, Feb. 8-14: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

The St. Olaf Choir makes a stop at Heinz Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday as part of its annual tour.

2 weeks ago

 Artist Keith "Pizza" Smith of the Hill District hangs his painting commissioned by William Savage entitled "Black, Gold and Pittsburgh Icons" at the Father Ryan Arts Center in McKees Rocks.

McKees Rocks center showcasing African-American art through March 6

The Father Ryan Arts Center is displaying paintings and other pieces, include hand-painted clothing, created by local artists.

3 weeks ago

Stress-free art program planned at Oakmont Carnegie Library

Oakmont Carnegie Library will host a “Bad Art Nite” to give adults a chance to explore their artistic abilities, even if they don’t have

3 weeks ago

 Eighth-grader Dan DeCollo’s drawing of a dog is featured in the new edition of “Celebrating Art,” which includes artwork done by students across the country.

Keystone Oaks students' artwork selected for national publication

Works of all types created by 23 middle school students will be included the spring edition of “Celebrating Art.”

3 weeks ago

 "Boulevard of the Allies," 1932, Oil on panel, 28 x 35 ½ inches.

Westmoreland Museum exhibits John Kane gifts

Five paintings by self-taught Pittsburgh artist John Kane are exhibited this month at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

3 weeks ago

 “Preserved Sickle Billed Humming Birds”  by Rosamond Wolff Purcell, C-print.

Art notes: Collector to speak at Lawrenceville exhibit

Graham Shearing to speak on “Curiosities for the Collector;” special show and fundraiser scheduled at Millvale gallery for Maxo Vanka

3 weeks ago

 Laura Jean Kahl.

Let's talk about art: Laura Jean Kahl

Multimedia artist Laura Jean Kahl advises young filmmakers and photographers to get involved with Pittsburgh Filmmakers.

3 weeks ago

 Fallingwater, which overhangs a waterfall on Bear Run in Fayette County, was built in 1936 for Pittsburgh department store owner Edgar Kaufmann Sr.

Fallingwater one of 10 Wright structures nominated for World Heritage List

If approved by UNESCO in 2016, the nominations would be the first World Heritage listings in the field of modern architecture in the U.S.

3 weeks ago

 Schoolchildren stream past "Dippy,"  the replica of a fossilized Diplodocus carnegii, Thursday in the Natural History Museum in London. The replica, sent to England from Pittsburgh more than 100 years ago, is scheduled to be replaced with the bones of a blue whale.

London museum's Dippy, a gift from Pittsburgh, goes the way of all dinosaurs

London’s Natural History Museum sparks outcry with plans to remove Dippy the dinosaur, donated by Andrew Carnegie, from a prominent spot.

4 weeks ago

 Imari "Hanikawa" Plate with Dresden Johanneum Marks.  Japan, Edo period 1690.

Meissen porcelain collector to speak at Maridon Museum

The purchase of a rare Meissen table service turned Fritz Theil into a collector. He’ll give a talk at Maridon Museum.

1 month ago

 "Lady With Flowers" by Susan Winicour.

Susan Winicour featured at Frechard Gallery

An exhibition at Christine Frechard Art Gallery argues for a place for the late Pittsburgh artist Susan Winicour in art history and markets.

1 month ago


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