Art & Architecture

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh receives grants

With money from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and Chevron, the Children's Museum will start maker spaces in West Virginia.

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 "I don’t want to sleep, I just want to keep making these,” Martha Montesano, 93, said.

At 93, Robinson woman crafts 'angel bracelets' for breast cancer patients

Martha Montesano is closing in on the creation of her 1,000th bracelet, a project she began after her daughter was diagnosed with cancer.

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Hot List: Weekend of Aug. 27-30

Fairs, jazz concerts, art festivals, Tim McGraw and free films round out the last weekend of the month.

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 Shown here are some of Daniel Baxter's Kreepy Dolls.

Artist Daniel Baxter gets Society for Contemporary Craft all dolled up

Daniel Baxter, artist-in-residence at the Society for Contemporary Craft, is spreading is artmaking spirit one Kreepy Doll at a time.

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 A mural in the process of being painted on the site of Pittsburgh artist Tom Sarver's Art Olympic Festival. The competition will be part of the Aug. 29, 2015, public Opening Celebration of the Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center on the North Side.

Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center opens Saturday

The Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center will hold its public debut Saturday in the North Side’s East Deutschtown neighborhood.

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 Photograph by Leonard Kessler of Andy Warhol, Dorothy Cantor and Philip Pearlstein on Carnegie Institute of Technology campus, ca. 1948.

Art review: 'Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor,' an exhibition of Pittsburgh greats, is full of surprises

“Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor: From Pittsburgh to New York” at the Warhol is a captivating exhibition of the Carnegie Tech grads who made it.

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 The Chautauqua Amphitheater at a full session in July.

Fate of historic Chautauqua ‘Amp’ to be considered in vote this week

Preservationists are fighting to save the historic structure, but others believe it’s time to build anew, resulting in a vigorous debate.

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 Elements of  Dan Wilcox's performance piece "robotcowboy: Onward to Mars," part of the "Space Art" in the foreground and  Mylar inflatables by artist Anika Hirt are part of Sunday's "Space Art" event.

'Space Art: An Evening in the Stars' takes are into the universe

A show at the Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center on the North Side explores the next frontier from many perspectives.

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Westmoreland County musem to reopen with new cafe cart

The cart will be run by The Supper Club of Greensburg and will offer soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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 Jodi Buzzard, of Ohio Townhip, works on making a trophy with her children, Rachel, 6, and Simon,4, using found objects supplied by the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse.

Discards find a second life at Center for Creative Reuse

Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse serves unique retail niche to keep more out of landfills.

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 Mark Neville's "My neighbor Joe with our view of the Edgar Thomson Steel Mill," 2012.

Art review: Photo exhibit's look at poverty a little too subtle

“London/Pittsburgh,” an exhibition at the Silver Eye Center for Photography through Sept. 12, examines socioeconomic disparity through the

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 James T. Palmatary, 1859 tinted lithograph, "Bird’s Eye View of Pittsburgh, Allegheny & Environs."

19th-century print offers bird's-eye view of Pittsburgh

James T. Palmatary’s 1859 lithograph “Bird’s Eye View of Pittsburgh, Allegheny & Environs” is at the Frick Art & Historical Center.

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 Some dispute that this rendering of Coco Chanel was done by Andy Warhol. It sold at auction Aug. 8.

Possible Warhol painting sells for $247,000

The portrait was acquired by the seller’s grandmother from a Canadian gallery in 1985 and has been in the family collection since.

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 Eric Crosby.

Curator joins Carnegie Museum of Art

Eric Crosby, the new curator from Minneapolis, will oversee modern and contemporary holdings at the Carnegie Museum of Art

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 This stylized rendering of the French fashion icon, done by the renowned pop artist Andy Warhol, sold for $247,000 at an auction.

Portrait of Coco Chanel attributed to Andy Warhol sold for $247,000 in Mississippi

Former Andy Warhol Museum director Tom Sokolowski and national critic Blake Gopnik both expressed doubts to artnet News.

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2Do this week, Aug. 16-22: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Take Soul Line Dancing lessons, see the 1859 “Bird’s Eye View of Pittsburgh, Allegheny & Environs,” listen to Reggie Watkins and more.

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Delta Foundation faces hearing for changing Allegheny West building

Delta Foundation is accused of changing its building on Galveston Avenue without getting the permits needed in a historic district.

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 Counting Crows along with lead singer, Adam Duritz, will return to Stage AE on Sunday.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Farm shows and county fairs fill up the weekend, along with shows by Counting Crows and Jimmy Buffett and benefit concerts.

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 "besot/beset," fiber sculpture by Elisabeth Higgins O'Connor.

Art review: 'Bridge 13' presents 3 artists to ponder and enjoy

“Bridge 13” at the Society for Contemporary Craft features artists  Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor, Keith Lo Bue and Jason Walker.

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 This rendering by Mark Klingler shows two Dreadnoughtus schrani menacing a much smaller meat-eating dinosaur.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History illustrator turns science into art

Mark Klingler’s accomplishments as a scientific artist are on display at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center in Erie.

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East Suburban Artists League marks 50th anniversary

To celebrate its founding in 1965, the league is holding another monthlong show at CCAC Boyce campus.

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Greensburg couple photographs 'art where you find it'

Their work will be on display in the gallery space at Monroeville Library throughout August.

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Memorial to celebrate Mt. Lebanon artist's life

The late John Yothers touched many lives through his work as a teacher, artist and musician.

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 Singer-songwriter Eleanor Friedberger will perform a free concert Friday at The Frick.

Hot List for weekend of Aug. 6, 2015

The 15th annual Three Rivers Storytelling Festival is just one of the activities on tap this weekend.

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 Dr. Jan Seski with a hippopotamus he killed during one of his big game hunting trips.

Carnegie Museum: Murrysville doctor's wildlife donations 'legally obtained'

Jan Seski became the subject of international scrutiny this past weekend because he killed a lion in Zimbabwe that may not have been legal.

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Review: ToonSeum exhibit of editorial cartoons puts satire in the hot seat

“Slinging Satire” asks “what’s fair?” in the era of Charlie Hebdo, but leaves you wanting more of a debate.

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 A collaborative work by Michael Mangiafico and Edward Pinto in their 2015 exhibition “Glass Entomology” at  Touchstone Center for Craft, Farmington, Fayette County.

Art notes: Touchstone opens two exhibitions Saturday

Works by artists bill Pfahl, Michael Mangiafico and Edward Pinto will be exhibited this month at Touchstone Center for Crafts.

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 Jan Seski poses with a hippo that he killed in Africa.

Sometimes, big game trophies can wind up in big museums

Murrysville doctor Jan C. Seski donated two Nile crocodiles and one American alligator to the Carnegie Musuem of Natural History.

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 GREY’S ANATOMY – “Time Stops” – The doctors of Grey Sloane Memorial Hospital are forced to put their emotions aside when a catastrophic event occurs, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, MAY 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Chandra Wilson, Ellen Pompeo

Press Tour: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ explains McDreamy death

The executive producer of “Grey’s Anatomy” said she had no choice but to kill off Derek Shepherd.

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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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