Free admission and art activities for families will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art's temporary location east of Greensburg along Route 30. The events are part of a nationwide Association of Art Museum Directors Art Museum Day held in conjunction with International Museum Day. Visitors can share their experiences via social media with the hashtag #ArtMuseumDay. www.wmuseumaa.org or 724-837-1500.
The annual Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival lands at Rodef Shalom Congregation for a performance featuring works inspired by the words of Holocaust victims. The concert culminates in a performance of "Anne Frank: A Living Voice," composer Linda Tutas Haugen's choral setting of selections from Anne Frank's diary, which is also the basis of Michael Cohen's "I Remember," a chamber piece.
In addition, the performance includes works by Jonathan Berger and Joan Szymko (both drawing on Hannah Szenes' poem "Eli, Eli"), Matt Van Brink and Nancy Grundahl. Singers from the Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Shammah, members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest artists will be featured. 7:30 p.m. $10-$20; www.pjmf.net or 412-421-1500.
The free Summer Lecture Series begins at 6 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, 5472 Penn Ave., and continues Wednesdays through Aug. 13, with the exception of July 16. Wednesday's speakers are internationally acclaimed glass artists Dante Marioni, Janusz Pozniak and Libby Leuchtman. Information: www.pittsburghglasscenter.org or 412-365-2145.
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The first Pittsburgh Festival of New Music breaks barriers with programming that will expose listeners to contemporary "classical" music. It opens Thursday with a production of Robert Ashley's made-for-TV opera "Perfect Lives" that will be performed episodically in the locations in which the scenes are set.
Other highlights include pianist-composer Frederic Rzewski playing his own works, the Bugallo-Williams piano duo, Alia Music Pittsburgh, 99 percussionists in John Luther Adams' "Inuksuit" and more. Prices range from free to $15; locations vary. www.pghnewmusic.com, www.alia-musica.org or 412-361-0194.