Duane Michals' "I Think about Thinking," 2000. The artist will be celebrated in two exhibitions at Carnegie Museum of Art beginning in November.
By Mary Thomas / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
This month four additional venues open their portions of the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial, which for the first time expanded to eight locations. There are two overlap days when visitors could try for a marathon viewing of all eight sites, Sept. 27 and 28. McKeesport native and New Yorker Duane Michals will be celebrated in two exhibitions at Carnegie Museum of Art that address his achievements as artist photographer and as collector. A Warhol exhibition revisits Andy’s 1964 World’s Fair commission, infamously painted over because it was deemed too controversial.
Following are other season highlights. Watch the Weekend Mag calendar for a complete listing of new shows as they’re announced, and my Wednesday column for exhibition-related events.
CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART: Works by 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial solo exhibitor Corey Escoto are on view through Sept. 29. Monday’s the last chance to see “Faked, Forgotten, Found: Five Renaissance Paintings Investigated” and “Small Prints, Big Artists: Masterpieces from the Renaissance to Baroque.” “Teenie Harris Photographs: Baseball in Pittsburgh” runs through Oct. 12, and “Sebastian Errazuriz: Look Again” through Jan. 12. “Maggie’s Centres: A Blueprint for Cancer Care” opens Sept. 13 in the Heinz Architectural Center (through Jan. 5). “Discarded: Joachim Schmid and the Anti-Museum,” a project of the Hillman Photography Initiative, will premiere Sept. 19. Opening Nov, 1 are “Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals” (through Feb. 16) and “Duane Michals: Collector” (through March 2). Look for the big Christmas trees and the Neapolitan Presepio in December. (412-622-3131)
THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM: The 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial show, “Chuck Connelly: My America,” and “13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World’s Fair” open Sept. 27 and continue through Jan. 4, 2015. “Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films,” 15 films not previously shown publicly, with specially written music performed live, will premiere Oct. 17 at Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland. (412-238-8300)
THE FRICK ART MUSEUM: “Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist — Works on Paper by the Artist and His Circle” continues through Oct. 5. American Impressionism is featured in “Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal,” opening Nov. 1 through Feb. 1. (412-371-0600)
MATTRESS FACTORY: The 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial, “Artists in Residence,” opens with a 6 to 8 p.m. reception Sept. 12 and runs through May 24. The house installation, “Trace of Memory” by Chiharu Shiota, is ongoing. (412-231-3169)
PITTSBURGH FILMMAKERS: The 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial, through Oct. 17. (412-681-5449)
PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS: The 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial, through Nov. 2. (412-361-0873)
SOCIETY FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT: “Transformation 9: Contemporary Works in Ceramics,” 41 artists, through Jan. 3. (412-261-7003)
WOOD STREET GALLERIES: “Second/Second,” sound and light by Icelandic artist Finnbogi Petursson, opens from 5:30 to 10 p.m. during the Sept. 26 Gallery Crawl (through Dec. 31). (412-471-5605)
SPACE: The 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial, “Public Record,” opens from 5:30 to 10 p.m. during the Sept. 26 Gallery Crawl (through Nov. 9). (412-325-7723)
SILVER EYE CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY: “Anima,” photographer Charlotte Dumas’ look at the draft horses that perform funereal duties at Arlington National Cemetery, through Oct. 4. (412-431-1810)
THE PITTSBURGH GLASS CENTER: The 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial, “Idea Furnace,” continues through Oct. 26. “Emerge/Evolve,” works from Bullseye Glass Company’s biennial kiln-glass exhibition for emerging artists, follows. (412-365-2145)
REGINA GOUGER MILLER GALLERY: The 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial opens with a 6 to 8 p.m. reception Sept. 19 and runs through Nov. 30. “Neurons and Other Memories: Work In and Around the Brain” opens Oct. 10, through Oct. 26, and a solo exhibition of works by Swiss graphic designer Armin Hofmann runs Nov. 14 to March 1. (At CMU, 412-268-3618)
HUNT INSTITUTE FOR BOTANICAL DOCUMENTATION: “Dangerous Beauty: Thorns, Spines and Prickles,” plant defenses, opens with a 5 to 7 p.m. reception Sept. 18 and stays through Dec. 18. (At CMU, 412-268-2434)
WESTMORELAND MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART: The museum offers a full range of programming at its temporary site, Westmoreland @rt 30 (4764 Rt. 30 east of Greensburg) as renovation and expansion continue on its Greensburg building. Scheduled Pop-Up exhibitions are: Gianna Paniagua and Jack Puglisi, through Sept. 28; Gabe Felice and Jacob Stempky, Oct. 1 - 26; Francis Crisafio and Robert Raczka, Oct. 29 to Nov. 30; Richard Claraval and Mona Wiley, Dec. 3 - Jan. 4. (724-837-1500)
SAINT VINCENT GALLERY: “Through a Pinhole: Pinhole Photography by Scott Speck” opens with a 6 to 8:30 p.m. reception today (through Oct. 5). The 5th Nationwide Juried Catholic Arts Competition and Exhibition“ will open Oct. 28 and continue through Dec. 7. (At Saint Vincent College, Latrobe; 724-805-2107)
SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART: “Wall-to-Wall Kamal,” a retrospective comprising 250 works by Egyptian-born, Southwestern Pennsylvania artist Kamal Youssef, continues through Oct. 11, followed by “International Exhibition of Botanical Art from the Hunt Institute,” Oct. 17 to Dec. 6, “Biennial 2014,” Oct. 24 to Jan. 24, and “Watercolors from the Permanent Collection,” Dec. 12 to May 13. Loretto, (1-814-472-3920). At Ligonier Valley through Nov. 9 is “Retrospective: William M. Hoffman, Jr.,” then the Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts 19th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Nov. 21 - Feb. 8 (724-238-6015). “Adam Gundy: We’re All Groupies” is at Altoona through Jan. 10 (1-814-946-4464), and the Allied Artists of Johnstown 82nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition is showing at the Johnstown branch through Dec. 12 (1-814-269-7234).
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