Art & Architecture


Wallace church in Green Tree to hold art show

A juried exhibition of Bible-based art will be displayed at Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church on Greentree Road from April 24 to May 3.

about 18 hours ago


 Lynda West.

Washington County artist raises, processes her own fiber

Lynda West is owns The Fiber Mill & Studio at Ten Mile Village in Washington County.

about 18 hours ago


 Ramon Riley works on paintings for his debut exhibit "BRADDOCK Coming Home" at Unsmoke Systems Artspace.

Preview: Ramon Riley, who painted his way out of Braddock, returns with an exhibition

Abstract painter Ramon Riley teaches art in the Pine-Richland School District.

1 day ago


 Ingrid Schaffner is the author of more than 20 books, including "The Essential Andy Warhol" and "Salvador Dali's Dream of Venus."

Ingrid Schaffner to curate 2018-19 Carnegie International

The scholar and art historian, who lived in Shadyside as a child, is curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.

1 day ago


Admission goes up at Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History

The admission price -- from $17.95 to $19.95 -- will still give visitors access to both Oakland museums.

2 days ago


 Kate Joyce poses on one of her early tables which sits in her workshop in preparation for refinishing.

As a furniture maker, Kate Joyce bucked long odds

After being scorned by the local carpenters union in the ’70s, a woman’s determination has led her to create exquisite wood furniture.

2 days ago


 Detail from the three-floor installation "Body Memory Architecture" by Kathleen Montgomery, part of the 2014-15 Artists in Residence exhibition at the Mattress Factory.

Art Review: Kathleen Montgomery invites exploration of place at Mattress Factory

Kathleen Montgomery’s “Body Memory Architecture” explores past and present.  The exhibition runs through Sunday.

2 days ago


 Andy Warhol

Warhol Museum drops plan of opening branch in New York

The proposed venture was announced last May during a black-tie dinner that celebrated the museum’s 20th anniversary.

6 days ago


 Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Trace Adkins, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Blackberry Smoke and more hit town this weekend.

1 week ago


 Bird Nest Series No.1, colored pencil on paper by David Morrison.  Part of the "Elements" exhibition at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie Mellon University.

Art notes: Birds nests bring spring to Hunt Institute

Birds nests and their environments are featured in “Elements,” an exhibition opening Thursday at Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.

1 week ago


 Detail from “Spanning" by Katie Ford at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

Let's talk about art: Katie Ford

Midwesterner Katie Ford is relatively new to the Pittsburgh scene, but her exhibit at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts feels right at home.

1 week ago


 Katie O'Connor, wife of City Council member Corey O'Connor, takes a walk in the warm weather Monday as she makes her way through Jennifer Wen Ma's public art piece " A Winter Landscape Cradling Bits of Sparkle" in Market Square.

Spring to sprout at Pittsburgh's Market Square forest

In the following weeks, visitors can expect to see the bamboo and willow trees grow green shoots in the Downtown art installation.

1 week ago


 Glenn Olcerst, an artist, stonecutter and attorney, owns one of the homes on the North Side’s Mexican War Streets that is part of an art project being evaluated by the Historic Review Commission.

Can artistic words remain on historic North Side facades?

The Historic Review Commission is deliberating the River of Words art project while North Siders defend keeping words on historic homes.

1 week ago


 A view of the Allegheny County Courthouse from the courtyard. Opened in 1888, the national historic landmark was designed by Henry Hobson Richardson, a leading architect. The photo is part of an exhibit, "Snap Judgments," by Highland Park photographer David Aschkenas at Cohen & Grigsby, Downtown.

Photographer David Aschkenas captures fading elegance of Allegheny County Courthouse

The Highland Park artist’s images show its timeless beauty, worn oak chairs and the private spaces of local judges.

1 week ago


 Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Randal Todd uses this fifth-floor courtroom in the Allegheny County Courthouse. In the 1960s, Judge Samuel Strauss redesigned the courtroom as a theater-in-the-round, forcing lawyers to turn their backs either to the judge or jurors, who sit at a semi-circular table.

Allegheny County courtrooms adjudged deplorable

Allegheny County judges point out the less-than-desirable conditions in the Allegheny County Courthouse.

1 week ago


 “Exploring Calvin and Hobbes” contains the first extended print interview with creator Bill Watterson since he retired.

Bill Watterson speaks: How 'Pogo' and 'Peanuts' inspired the creator of 'Calvin and Hobbes'

Mr. Watterson provides a rare interview with the curator of the cartoon museum at Ohio State University.

1 week ago


 Alexi Morrissey. a man for all seasons, presents his "Adventure Bingo!" at Carnegie Museum of Art Culture Club on Thursday

2Do this week, March 15-21: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Jazz guitarist Nick Colionne, cellist Zuill Bailey and pianist Awadagin Pratt, “Adventure Bingo!” with Alexi Morrissey at Carnegie Museum...

1 week ago


 Michael Graves, in 2003, with the Alessi teapot he designed.

Obituary: Michael Graves / Influential postmodern architect of O'Reilly Theater; also designed consumer goods

Mr. Graves’ many buildings include Pittsburgh’s O’Reilly Theater and the exterior of the adjacent Theater Square in the Cultural District.

2 weeks ago


 "Cross for the Unforgiven" by Mel Chin at space gallery on Liberty Avenue Downtown.  Mr. Chin's sculpture consists of cult and welded AK-47s that form a Maltese Cross.

Art preview: 'UNLOADED' exhibit aims to point out tragedies of gun violence

Exhibit, held at SPACE Downtown, traces the availability, use and impact of guns.

2 weeks ago


 Carnegie Museum of Art staff will examine 130 artworks that have been stored in Heinz Gallery E in Oakland.

Carnegie Museum of Art exhibit looks at hidden lives of artworks

Do you have want it takes to be an art curator or conservator? Find out at the Carnegie Museum of Art’s exhibition “Uncrated.”

2 weeks ago


 Sculptural figure made from found objects by Elisabeth Higgins O'Connor.

Art notes: Sculptures arise from contemporary detritus

California artist Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor will discuss and lead workshop in making her fanciful works at Society for Contemporary Craft.

2 weeks ago


 Easely CEO Ashwin Muthiah and artist relations manager Samantha Ward at Ikea in Robinson. Easely is involved with between 150 and 200 artists and prints a limited edition of each art piece.

Inexpensive art to dress up that Billy bookcase from Ikea

East Liberty-based art rental app Easely teams up with Swedish furniture icon Ikea to get low-priced prints to public.

2 weeks ago


 Layla Fauth, 18, a senior at Lower Burrell High School, looks at the artworks with the themes following the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris — “S’il te plait, dessine-moi la liberté” — Saturday at the Posvar Hall Galleria in Oakland.

Pittsburgh-area students draw ‘liberté’ to honor Charlie Hebdo

Young artists honor victims of Charlie Hebdo shootings in contest sponsored by Pittsburgh’s French Cultural Center.

2 weeks ago


2Do this week, March 8-14: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

“Orange Is the New Black” co-producer/writer Lauren Morelli comes to town; Pittsburgh Playwrights presents “Dinah.”

2 weeks ago


 Daniel Leers is the new curator of photography for Carnegie Museum of Art.

Former Pittsburgher Daniel Leers named new curator of photography at Carnegie Museum of Art

He succeeds Linda Benedict-Jones, the museum’s first curator of photography, who retires this month.

3 weeks ago


 From left, Linda Patory of Penn Hills, Jackie Mignogna of North Huntingdon and Karen Yount of Plum learn how to make a book from Pat Buckley of Bloomfield.

For some Pittsburghers, creating books opens new avenue for imagination

Pittsburgh Book Arts Collective encourages artists and writers to think outside the binding to make works of art in book form.

3 weeks ago


Peters students showcase their photography

The exhibit, titled “The Gallery,” contains works by nearly 100 students and continues through March 19 at Peters Township Public Library.

3 weeks ago


 The details of a painting titled "TREE" by Brendon Donnovan, 18, a senior at Shaler Area High School. The painting has unique textures and elements like undeveloped film under the paint as well as motor oil and turpentine to add texture. "TREE," among other works of Donnovan and fellow students, were shown at Shaler North Hills Library for the opening reception of "Prodigy," an art showcase of students work.

Shaler students featured in art show at Shaler North Hills Library

The teen artists and their teacher David Boyles welcomed guests to the opening reception of their weeklong show, “Prodigy.”

3 weeks ago


Free Thursday afternoons at Carnegie Museum

Carnegie Museum admission will be free on Thursday afternoons in March.

3 weeks ago


 Disney On Ice presents "Princesses and Heroes" at Consol Energy Center this weekend.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

The Home & Garden show opens, Disney On Ice brings princesses to town and the crazy Q Ball to benefit Quantum Theatre hits town.

3 weeks ago


 Mary, Queen of Croatians, above the altar at St. Nicholas Croatian Church in Millvale done by Croatian artist Maxo Vanka in 1937.

Adding perspective to the Maxo Vanka murals

An exhibition and a fundraiser address the past and present of the Maxo Vanka murals in St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church, Millvale.

3 weeks ago


 Detail of a large scale, in-process mosaic by Pittsburgh Glass Center staff and volunteers that will be installed at Love Front Porch's ARThouse in Homewood. The mosaic is inspired by artwork children made at Love Front Porch, a safe and creative space begun by Homewood resident and artist Vanessa German.

Art notes: 'ABC@PGC' invites attendee participation

“ABC@PGC,” opening Friday at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, features interactive glowing letters by Seattle artists Jen Elek and Jeremy Bert.

3 weeks ago


2Do this week, March 1-8: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink speaks at Carnegie Music Hall Monday night; the PSO’s ’Play N’at“ series concludes Tuesday.

3 weeks ago


Warhol staff member promoted

Patrick Moore, deputy director of The Andy Warhol Museum, will be managing director, overseeing all business-related operations.

3 weeks ago


Moss Side Middle Schoolers learn drumming, culture

The program is funded through a matching grant from the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts.

4 weeks ago


 Firefighters respond to a reported incident at Market Square in Downtown today. The smoke was coming from a fog machine that was part of the art exhibition.

In Market Square, where there's smoke, there may not be fire

Fog from a new art installation in Downtown Pittsburgh has prompted confusion and calls to firefighters.

4 weeks ago


 "Untitled (Billiard Game)" c. 1909, platinum print by Gertrude Kasebier.

The Frick Pittsburgh showcases Alfred Stieglitz and his circle of photographers

From Pictorialism to the modern use of silver gelatin prints, photographers elevated their work.

1 month ago


 Photographer Duane Michals poses for a portrait next to "Lens" by Mark Tansey, part of the "Duane Michals: Collector" exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art.

Art Notes: Exhibitions and talks make for a full art week

Jeremy Boyle and Mark Franchino exhibit at be2 in Lawrenceville; “Duane Michals: Collector” closing at The Carnegie.

1 month ago


 A documentary titled “Uncle Andy” will be based on memories of the Warhola Family.

Andy Warhol family members to tell the story of ‘Uncle Andy’ in documentary

The artist’s great-niece and her partner are working to complete a family portrait of Warhol. A Kickstarter funding drive launches Tuesday.

1 month ago



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