Art & Architecture

 "Bellevue Library" by Ron Thurston, who will teach a watercolor class at Sweetwater Center for the Arts in the winter 2015.

The art of gift-giving: Studio arts class is always the right size

For a holiday gift that begins after others have started to fade, consider a studio arts class in the Pittsburgh region.

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Interested in winter arts classes? Here's where to go around Pittsburgh

Arts organizations in the Pittsburgh region offer classes that range painting to cooking.

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Progress continues on 'striking' Westmoreland art museum

Among the remaining steps of the project are heating the additional space and finishing its concrete floors.

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Wash Arts nonprofit shines spotlight on Pittsburgh-area artists

The Washington Community Arts & Cultural Center is hosting a market through Dec. 30 that features the work of 30 local artists.

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 Thaddeus Erdahl (TJ), "King for a Day, Queen for the Night."

Ceramics shine and challenge at Society for Contemporary Craft

“Transformation 9: Contemporary Works in Ceramics.” is a wonderland of the unexpected at the Society for Contemporary Craft.

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2Do this week, Dec. 14-20: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Activities this week include free admission 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Oakland.

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Cybertainment: Mattress Factory puts shows online

Mattress Factory launches a digital archive of its exhibits; Guinness World Records celebrates its 60th anniversary with a YouTube Channel.

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 Natalie Merchant performs at the Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead.

The Hot List for the coming weekend

Holiday pops, winter art and a dance party are all on the slate for the coming weekend.

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 April Friges, assistant professor of photography in the school of communication at Point Park University.

Point Park professor's photos on exhibit in Oakland

April Friges’ photographs are on display through Jan. 9 at Pittsburgh Filmmakers in Oakland.

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 Jo Ellen Parker in her new office in front of a portrait of Andrew Carnegie.

First woman to lead Carnegie Museums fuses her diverse interests into leadership role

Jo Ellen Parker brings her background in education and many interests to the job, which she began in August.

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  The Capitol dome, lantern, and spire. From "Cass Gilbert's West Virginia State Capitol,"

Book shines light on West Virginia Capitol and its architect

“Cass Gilbert’s West Virginia State Capitol,” written by Ann Thomas Wilkins and David G. Wilkins, details the building’s construction.

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 Steve Byrne will perform at the Improv in Homestead, Thursday through Saturday.

2Do this week, Dec. 7-13: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Resonance Works performs works by Menotti and Britten; Celtic Thunder; Tallis Scholars join PSO for a performance; comedian Steve Byrne ...

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Art notes: Market Square art gets NEA grant

The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership has been awarded a $35,000 Art Works grant by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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 Customers line up outside of Conflict Kitchen in Oakland.

Mattress Factory, Conflict Kitchen to host panel on Palestinian, Israeli and American art

The event is free to the public and will take place at the Mattress Factory at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

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 "Release," kiln cast glass by Rei Chikaoka of Japan, won the Kilncasting Award.

Unusual combinations, unusual shapes: Kiln-cast glass shines at Pittsburgh Glass Center

The Pittsburgh Glass Center features kiln-cast glass exclusively in “Emerge/Evolve,” global works from the Bullseye Glass Co.

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 Richard Mellon Scaife

Two museums begin work to divide Scaife's art collection

Westmoreland Museum of American Art and Brandywine River Museum begin dividing more than 500 works of art left by Richard Mellon Scaife.

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Art notes: Author and artists address mass extinctions

Artists, author Joel Greenberg, and children participate in Project Passenger Pigeon Pittsburgh across the region.

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 David Cooper mugs are at the 2014 Sweetwater Center for the Arts Holiday mART taking place through Sunday.

Pittsburgh artists, crafters create holiday gift choices

Many regional artisans are participating in free, holiday craft shows and exhibits.

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 Christmas steel ornament made by Audra Azoury of Environment, who will be at Handmade Arcade.

Handmade Arcade brims with local flavor, vendors

Handmade Arcade will offer live music, giant puppets and more than 150 craft vendors on Dec. 6 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

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National Portrait Gallery asks public to vote for art

The gallery pulled three images from its vast collection last month and asked the Internet to pick the one to hang in a prominent space.

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 Detail of Benjamin Sota's installation, "Damn everything but the circus," in "Artists in Residence," a Mattress Factory exhibition held in conjunction with the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial which continues until May 31.

Art notes: Museums offer Thanksgiving weekend family activities

The Mattress Factory and Westmoreland Museum of American Art plan special activities for families over Thanksgiving weekend.

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 A mosaic by Ada Bosonetto.  Her work is available at the Holiday Shop at Pittburgh Center for the Arts in Shadyside.

Let's Talk About Art: Ada Bosonetto

Mosaic artist Ada Bosonetto has a studio in her Highland Park home. She was born in Argentina and moved to Pittsburgh when she was 7.

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 A woman visits the permanent exhibition of the Museum of Fine Arts Bern in May. The museum said it was shocked to learn that Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of a Nazi-era art dealer, had left it a disputed hoard of priceless paintings — some thought to have been plundered from Jews. One day after the death of Cornelius Gurlitt, his lawyer told the Museum of Fine Arts in the western Swiss city of Bern that it was the sole heir of the German's spectacular collection.

Swiss gain Nazi-era art

A museum in Bern, Switzerland, has accepted a priceless bequest of masterworks from the late son of a Nazi-era art dealer.

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 This image provided by Sotheby’s shows a fancy vivid blue pear-shaped diamond from the estate of Rachel "Bunny" Mellon that sold Nov. 20 for $32.6 million. It's an auction record for any blue diamond. It was sold to an anonymous Hong Kong collector.

Auction house: Bunny Mellon's objects take in $218 million during multiday auction

Three works — two paintings by Mark Rothko and a Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond — fetched over $30 million.

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 The Grand Staircase at The Frick Collection on Manhattan’s Museum Row on the Upper East Side currently has a velvet rope to keep visitors from going upstairs to see the private rooms. By 2020, these private living quarters will be converted into exhibition space.

New York's Frick Collection to expand

The Frick Collection in New York City plans ambitious expansion; family's private rooms will become exhibition space.

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2Do this week, Nov. 24-29: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

The Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty will celebrate the 99th birthday of Billy Strayhorn with a birthday bash Saturday.

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 At the opening of the Prism Project.

'Inside Artists Reaching Out': Artwork from prisoners on loan in Braddock library

Prison inmates donate their original artwork to the Carnegie Library of Braddock’s art lending program.

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Finally time for repairs at Capitol Dome

Workers are in the midst of a $60 million effort to fix 1,300 cracks in the 150-year-old cast iron as well as scour and repaint its surface.

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 Construction crew members work on new houses near Larimer Avenue and Meadow Street.

New homes taking shape in Larimer

The homes are part of an extensive plan to revitalize the neighborhood and attract more residents.

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 John James Audubon's 1824 print, "Passenger Pigeon," will be part of the display at the University of Pittsburgh's Hillman Library.

Audubon prints on display at Pitt library

Audubon prints will be on exhibition at the University of Pittsburgh’s Hillman Library.

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 A Lammily doll featuring a temporary tattoo.

Showing 'variety of body types,' Pittsburgh artist's Lammily doll goes on sale

As of Friday more than 27,000 dolls had been ordered, Nickolay Lamm said.

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 Cobra Starship singer Gabe Sporta.

Cobra Starship prepared to entertain Light Up Night revelers

New York electro-pop band isn't sure what Light Up Night is but is ready for the challenge.

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 Gianna Paniagua of Lawrenceville

Despite challenges, young Lawrenceville artist sculpting a career

Gianna Paniagua recently celebrated the 22-year anniversary of a heart transplant she received when she was 14 months old.

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 Butler County Community College hosts the art work of M.S. Reagan in the Mary Hulton Phillips Gallery at the main campus in Butler.

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / M.S. Reagan combines poetry, art for exhibit

When he was in elementary school, he started writing short stories that were so good they caught the attention of one of his teachers.

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 "Rebuild My Church, by Christopher Ruane of Pittsburgh. "  Honorable mention award-winning digital photograph.

Nationwide Juried Catholic Arts Exhibition retains vitality

The fifth Nationwide Juried Catholic Arts Exhibition at The Saint Vincent Gallery exemplifies the intentions of founder Nathan Cochran.

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 This 1824 Audubon print of the passenger pigeon is among 24 prints that will be featured as part of Audubon Day Friday at the University of Pittsburgh's Hillman Library.

Audubon prints focus of University of Pittsburgh exhibit

A total of 24 Audubon prints will be exhibited in Room 363 of Hillman Library’s Special Collections Reading Room.

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Tucson arts leader to speak

Roberto Bedoya, of the Tucson Pima Arts Council, is keynote speaker at Thursday’s Annual Meeting of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.

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