Art & Architecture

 Artist and sculptor James Shipman with the decorative wall he is creating for the sculpture garden of his work at the Landmarks Resource Center in Wilkinsburg, where he has his studio.

Artist brightens the scene in Wilkinsburg

James Shipman celebrates a 40-year career with the opening of an outdoor sculpture court he created on a junk-filled lot.

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 Hundred Acres Manor in Bethel Park features six frightening attractions.

Five Things We Are Loving This Week

We’re loving Carnegie Museums brackets, haunted Pittsburgh, busy Niecy Nash and a “Sherlock” special on the way.

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Heritage Day Festival in Monroeville to offer new attractions

The Monroeville Historical Society’s annual festival will include pony rides and demonstrations of outdoor cooking this year.

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 Classical Guitar Master Pablo Villegas will play with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra this weekend.

The Hot List of weekend events, Oct. 8-11

Classical guitarist Pablo Villegas, country singer Kip Moore and soul singer Marsha Ambrosius all hit town this weekend.

2 days ago

 The artist's mother is the subject of "Sadie" by Kathleen Cochran Zimbicki, on display with works by Kevin Kutz at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto, Cambria County.

Kevin Kutz and Kathleen Zimbicki shine at Loretto

Large solo exhibitions of work by Kevin Kutz and Kathleen Zimbicki at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto reveal artists’ lives.

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 Brittany Meixner of Carrick holds a piece  she created that will be displayed at the “We Live Here” exhibit tonight at 21st Street Coffee and Tea in the Strip District. She titled the piece “Dragon in the Night.” Some of the artwork will be accompanied by audio recordings.

Strip District exhibit features artwork of homeless young adults

The exhibit is titled “We Live Here.” Pieces will be auctioned tonight at an event at 21st Street Coffee and Tea.

1 week ago

Osborne Elementary School’s gARTen Club receives program grants

The school in the Quaker Valley School District has received two grants worth nearly $9,000 to encourage education in and through the arts.

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 The building of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh on Boulevard of the Allies in Downtown.

EDMC lays off 115 faculty and staff positions at Art Institutes

The Pittsburgh for-profit education company confirmed that positions at “several” Art Institutes had been terminated.

1 week ago

 Tony DeSare will appear at Heinz Hall for three concerts this weekend.

Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Tony DeSare, Arlo Guthrie, Yellowjackets and pianist Elena Uulyanova are in town.  An Italian Festival and farm tour are also scheduled.

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 Detail from piece "Tempted to Taste," part of the exhibit "Forbidden Fruit: Chris Antemann at MEISSEN" at the Frick Art Museum.

Art notes: Craft media rock in two new exhibitions

Two noted artists travel to Pittsburgh to give talks: Therman Statom at Pittsburgh Glass Center and Chris Antemann at The Frick Art Museum.

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 LaToya Ruby Frazier

Braddock artist wins MacArthur Foundation 'genius' grant

LaToya Ruby Frazier, known for stark photographs of her hometown’s decline, is one of 24 recipients of the no-strings grant.

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2Do this week, Sept. 27-Oct. 3: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Music in the Great Space series, RADical Days and Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks are all on the agenda for the coming week.

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 Delanie’s Coffee shop on the South Side will once again host the Double Mirror Exhibit Saturday, an event that features the art of Pittsburgh-based artists.

Delanie's Coffee's Double Mirror Exhibit to draw artists Saturday

Open to the public, the South Side coffeehouse will be host to a range of Pittsburgh-based artists from 7 p.m. to midnight.

2 weeks ago

Construction to begin as part of Garden Theater-area development on North Side

The hall, on North Avenue, is part of the larger Garden Theater block development that includes buildings on Federal Street.

2 weeks ago

Delta Foundation fined for unauthorized renovations in historic district

The foundation, at 911 Galveston Ave. in Allegheny West, is an advocacy for the gay, lesbian and transgender community.

2 weeks ago

 Artist Sarika Goulatia stands in front of drilled wooden walls in her site-specific installation, "A Million Marks of Home," in the Cultural Trust 709 Penn Gallery.

Squirrel Hill artist contributes 'A Million Marks' to India in Focus program

Sarika Goulatia pays homage to her roots and cultural duality in her installation at 709 Penn Gallery.

2 weeks ago

 DJ Rekha will get the street part going at the Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District  Friday, part of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust India in Focus festival.

India in Focus: Six weeks of cultural events

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s showcase of arts from the Republic of India opens with a Gallery Crawl Friday in the Cultural District.

2 weeks ago

 Patty Griffin will sing at the Byham Theater at 8 p.m. Sunday.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

“Jersey Boys,” Swedish metal band Ghost, Toby Keith and Patty Griffin all roll into town this weekend.

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 "Women Workers of Berlin" painting by Mary Ethel McAuley, from the collection of Tasso Spanos, of Mt. Washington.

Art preview: Bellevue exhibition paints picture of life in Germany during World War I

The gallery reveals the long-lost paintings of Pittsburgh art student Mary Ethel McAuley, who lived in Germany when World War I began.

2 weeks ago

 Installation in process by Rose Clancy for the 2015 Alloy Pittsburgh exhibition at the Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark.

Art notes: 'Alloy Pittsburgh' launches second biennial

The biennial exhibition “Alloy Pittsburgh” will debut its second iteration Saturday at the Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark.

2 weeks ago

 Niko Triulzi, founder of AE Dreams, works on a Wi-Fi connected mailbox for kids Monday at the kickoff event for the Maker Faire.

Maker Faire Pittsburgh aims to bring 10,000 to national arts event

The first Maker Faire Pittsburgh will be held Oct. 10 and 11 at the Nova Place community park and the Children’s Museum on the North Side.

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 The band Television performs at the Carnegie Music Hall Friday.

2Do this week, Sept. 20-26: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Opera’s Rising Stars, Burkina Faso dance troupe at Kelly-Strayhorn, “Humanae/I AM AUGUST” opens at August Wilson Center ...

2 weeks ago

 The photography of Nandini Valli Muthiah will be on display at the Wood Street Galleries, Downtown, as part of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's India in Focus showcase. RADical Days include the Sept. 25 Gallery Crawl that kicks off the programming.

RADical Days open doors to local culture

It’s the season for free admissions to local attractions such as the Pittsburgh Zoo, Carnegie Museum and Phipps Conservatory.

3 weeks ago

 Artist Fritz Keck of Fox Chapel poses for a portrait in the bedroom he uses as a studio at his Harmar home. He spent much of his career working as a commercial artist.

Artist Fritz Keck captures Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods on canvas

Fritz Keck captures Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods on canvas. His images of Lawrenceville will be sold at a Lawrenceville Live on Friday.

3 weeks ago

 The image is a performative artwork by Grace Kubilius titled "Junk Bones."

Art notes: Weekend rich with art openings

Exhibitions opening this weekend range in subject from mental health to air pollution, fungal botanics to Black male identity.

3 weeks ago

 Photographer Rania Matar discusses her work Tuesday in the Carnegie Lecture Hall at the Carnegie Museum of Art, including images that are part of the museum exhibition “She Who Tells a Story.”

Photographer Rania Matar lectures at the Carnegie about how her work reflects her life

Her lecture was held in conjunction with the exhibition “She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World.”

3 weeks ago

 Rocky Bleier performed a one-man show about his life Tuesday night at Heinz Hall. A portion of the proceeds benefitted the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation.

Review: Steeler Rocky Bleier relives his glory days in a play with humor and heart

In “The Play” at Heinz Hall, the running back during the 1970s Super Bowl runs delivers his own life story from the perspective of 40 years.

3 weeks ago

 Artist Tom Otterness with his sculpture "Playground" at the Aspinwall Riverfront Park.

'Playground' sculpture invites kids to clamber at Aspinwall Riverfront Park

Created by New York artist Tom Otterness, the sculpture yearns to be touched. It opens next week at the growing Aspinwall Riverfront Park.

3 weeks ago

 Oscar winning actress and comedian Mo'Nique will perform at the Pittsburgh Improv on Friday and Saturday.

2Do this week, Sept. 13-19: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, opera singer Amanda Van Story Lewis, and comedian Mo’Nique on the schedule for the coming week.

3 weeks ago

Fall 2015: Things to do & see in Pittsburgh

See some of the best of what’s happening in Pittsburgh during this fall season including the arts, concerts, festivals and more.

4 weeks ago

 The National Slovak Society Heritage Museum in Peters is displaying a unique animated woodcarving.  This is a carved scene of hay being placed on a wagon.

Slovakian woodcarving finds a new home in Peters

The animated artwork, which had been displayed at a Grove City store, has been moved to National Slovak Society Heritage Museum.

4 weeks ago

 A rendering of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art of the furute. The renovation and expansion of the museum continue.

Fall season celebrates art and Pittsburgh

The reopening of the renovated and expanded Westmoreland Museum of American Art is one of the most anticipated events of the season.

4 weeks ago

 The National Aviary's burrowing owls will be in the spotlight during the Aviary's annual Owl-o-Ween celebration.  Source:

Robots and other close encounters: Places to go in Pittsburgh this fall

Pittsburgh cultural institutions gear up for a new season of exhibits and events.

4 weeks ago

 The Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival continues through Sept. 27.

A harvest of festivals: Fun and culture with these fall events

Festivals around the Pittsburgh area celebrate food, fun, history and culture.

4 weeks ago

 Diana Ross will perform at the Benedum Center on Saturday.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Diana Ross, David Duchovny and William Shater hit town, Shakespeare turns up in the parks and a Tattoo Expo lands in Monroeville.

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