Art & Architecture


 Workers polish the copper roof of The Rotunda at the University of Virginia in preparation for painting at the school in Charlottesville.  The centerpiece of the university's historic Grounds, built from 1822 to 1826, is the focus of a $52 million renovation.

University of Virginia Rotunda being rebuilt inside and out

Thomas Jefferson's University of Virginia icon in the middle of a $53 million face-lift.

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2Do this week, Aug. 2-9: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Start off the week with a free concert featuring the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra by the fountain at Highland Park.

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Three Rivers Arts Festival director to leave Cultural Trust

Veronica Corpuz, who oversaw the Three Rivers Arts Festival for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is stepping down.

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McKees Rocks 'feastival' to serve up plenty of food, music, art

The idea for the event is to build on established traditions in McKees Rocks, such as music and ethnic foods.

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 Robert Randolph & the Family Band play The Feastival in McKees Rocks.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Lots of music, a gaming festival, comedy and even a Regatta on tap for the coming weekend.

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 "A Girl and Her Room," by Rania Matar.

A female lens focuses on the Middle East in 'She Who Tells a Story'

A Carnegie Museum of Art exhibition of 12 women’s photography reveals inner lives of Middle Eastern people often stereotyped in the West.

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 Scott Bye's sculpture "Spare Change" in the Deutschtown section of the North Side.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: North Side public art runs into city 'bureaucrazy'

The Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center is enriching the neighborhood with bold art on vacant lots. Then a letter from the city arrrived ...

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 Volunteers make unique art cards with art therapy director Brant Meehan at Cancer Caring Center in Bloomfield.

Bloomfield center volunteers create cards made with art & soul

“It is an expression of your emotions about well-being to the person it is going to,” said art therapist Brant Meehan.

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 From the the exhibition "Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent" at the Andy Warhol Museum, "Love is hard work" (1985).

5 things we are loving this week: 7/25/15

North Side, South Side, all around Downtown, let’s have some fun.

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Clairton resident's classes add cookies or wine to painting

Robin Martin has owned a Wine and Canvas franchise for two years, and allows the wine at an event to be swapped with cookies.

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Carnegie Museums sets a new course for food services

The new arrangement with Culinaire ends a 19-year relationship with Parkhurst Dining, a division of Eat’n Park Hospitality Group.

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 Charity Grimes Bauman, community outreach coordinator for the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, helps Mi'Angela Donaldson of Northview Heights plant her own sunflower plant Saturday at the Black Arts Festival in Homewood.

Black Arts Festival in Homewood puts focus on community

The festival is organized by the Harambee Ujima Black Arts and Culture Association.

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 George Arnold stands in the window of his business, Modern Mercantile, in Carnegie. He designed windows at Kaufmann's and Macys and also at Horne's.

In 1980s, Pittsburgh department stores had windows on the fashion world

“You had to push the envelope, be a little whimsical and entertain,” said George Arnold.

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2Do this week, July 19-25: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble celebrates slam poet William Langford, Diana Krall performs with PSO, “CMOA Collects Edward Hopper” and more

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Andy Warhol had early start as Horne’s window-dresser

The skinny young man wore such raggedy clothes that some Horne’s employees asked their wives to assemble care packages.

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 Adam Chamberlain of Vital Signs covers the reproduction of the Honus Wagner baseball card July 8 after helping mount it to the front of the Historical Society of Carnegie building on West Main St.

Carnegie museum visitors can see replica of 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card

Less than 200 cards were ever distributed. One surfaced this year, and sold for $1.32 million

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 Jason Burik's 5,000 piece model of Great American Ballpark was on display at Fan Fest festivities during MLB All-Star Weekend in Cincinnati.

Montour educator's ballpark model on display as part of MLB All-Star festivities

Jason Burik, assistant to the superintendent in the Montour School District, uses plastic building bricks to create replicas of structures.

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 David Stanger's "Susheela," oil on linen.

Associated Artists' annual exhibition less than stellar, but some works worth the trip

The Associated Annual continues through Sunday at 9350 E. Market St., Howland Township, Ohio 44484.

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 Gino Markovina, 5, of Hempfield, plays with beach balls in the theater area of the Children's Museum on free admission day at the museum to kick off summer.

Children's Museum sets attendance record

The North Side museum attracted over 276,000 visitors in the last fiscal year, up 9,000 from the previous year.

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 The August Wilson Center, Downtown, will be used for an international photo project.

Photo project to use August Wilson Center

A new art exhibit featuring members of the Pittsburgh community hopes to revitalize the August Wilson Center.

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 Philip Beard will discuss his novel "Swing" at Carnegie Library's Main Branch on Tuesday evening.

2Do this week, July 12-18: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

The 104th Annual Exhibition of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh continues through next Sunday.

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 Ongoing construction outside of The Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

Westmoreland museum set to return to renovated location

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art will close its temporary location for three months starting Monday to complete the move.

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 A portion of the sports exhibit at the Beaver Area Heritage Museum in Beaver.

Museum exhibit highlights Beaver County sports history

The exhibit tells the stories of boys and girls sports in Beaver County through photographs, trophies, letter sweaters, uniforms and more.

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 Judith H. O'Toole, second from left,, talks with the Douglas family about the new lobby of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

Westmoreland museum position gets name change in honor of Scaife

The new name of the director/CEO position at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art is The Richard M. Scaife Director/CEO.

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 "Magnolias for Pittsburgh," public art by Tony Tasset at Seventh Street and Penn Avenue.

Summer Gallery Crawl takes over the Cultural District

The free summer Gallery Crawl will take place Friday with art openings and premieres, live music, comedy and dance.

3 weeks ago


 Smokey Robinson hits town for a performance at Heinz Hall.

The hot list of events for the coming weekend

Fairs, BBQ’s and Smokey Robinson, are all on the agenda this weekend.

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 Hannah Altman holds a self-portrait June 26.  Ms. Altman, 20, a Point Park University junior from Flemington, N.J., is part of an exhibition at Runaway Studios in Bloomfield, showing her photographs.

Point Park student, photographer examines standards of female beauty in 'Everything Nice'

Hannah Altman, 20, has gained national attention for her photography, which will be on display as part of a project Saturday in Bloomfield.

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 From left, Devron Dailey, Jonathan Reyes,  Ruthie Stringer and Mary Carey, who are Art Lending Collection facilitators..

Art notes: Carnegie International project continues to thrive

The Art Lending Collection, a project of the 2013 Carnegie International at Braddock Carnegie Library, is vibrant and growing.

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Warhol and Aussies team up on new exhibition

The exhibition, “Andy Warhol / Ai Weiwei,” will arrive at the Warhol Museum on the North Side next summer.

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 The Benedum marquee, including the pearl medallion, the gold gryphons and the blue and white archway.

Benedum sign to get upgrade

The marquee at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts will get $500,000 renovation that will make the sign easier to change.

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 Melissa Fleming blowing glass at Pittsburgh Glass Center as part of the high slet's talk art 0707

Let's Talk About Art: Melissa Fleming

When Pine-Richland High School student Melissa Fleming was looking for new ideas to incorporate into her art, she gave glass-blowing a try.

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 The Andy Warhol / Ai Weiwei exhibition will open at the Australian museum in December before arriving at the Warhol, whose interior is shown here, next summer.

Warhol Museum collaborating with Australian gallery on new exhibit

The exhibition, “Andy Warhol / Ai Weiwei,” will open at the North Side museum June 4, 2016.“

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2Do: Cultural events for the coming week

Artist talks, Smokey Robinson, soprano Charlene Canty and pianist Larry Allen and comedian Doug Benson are on the schedule.

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