Art & Architecture

 Josh Francis, Olivia Airhart, Emma Skreppen and Nicole Kurka, all 12th-graders, have a little fun with a Jersey barrier they painted.

Thomas Jefferson High students beautify Jersey barriers with murals

Art students painted concrete barriers to replace those that had been defaced by graffiti.

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 Randyland, the Mexican War Streets home of Randy Gilson, features colorful murals and street art.

Look past Pittsburgh's popular attractions for some off-the-beaten-path summer fun

From museums to a Robot Hall of Fame, the region is home to many hidden gems.

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 Spectators near the Carnegie Science Center watch fireworks explode over the Ohio River July 4 holiday.

Summer Times 2015: Your official guide to Pittsburgh's festivals, concerts and events

The Post-Gazette has compiled the best bets for entertainment in the Pittsburgh area this season.

2 days ago

 PyroFest fireworks.

Join the crowd: Summer festival schedule heats up in Pittsburgh

Three Rivers Arts Festival, Regatta, Vintage Grand Prix and Pittsburgh Pride highlight the summer festivals.

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 Philip Pearlstein's "Contemplation," 1948, is part of "Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor: From Pittsburgh to New York" at The Andy Warhol Museum.

New wave of art: Exhibits will feed fans

Summer brings Warhol and Pearlstein to The Warhol, Middle Eastern images to The Carnegie, and new installations to the Mattress Factory.

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 The oldest jeep remaining, a BRC-60 model made by the Bantam American Motor Co. in Butler in 1940, is one of the exhibits of "We Can Do It! WWII" at the Heinz History Center.

Stay-cation days: Summer fun close to home

Summer adventures are closer than you think at local museums and cultural institutions.

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 Betty Rockwell with a David Smith sculpture in the Modern Sculpture exhibition at her Outlines gallery.

'Tracing Outlines' documentary debuts locally Thursday

“Tracing Outlines,” a film about a gallery that championed avant-garde art in 1940s Pittsburgh, debuts locally at The Carnegie this week.

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 Mike Mancuso of Wexford helps his son Lucas, 3, put on an illuminated letter 'L' at Pittsburgh Glass Center's exhibit "ABC@PGC."

Art preview: 'ABC@PGC' project at Pittsburgh Glass Center lets you see letters in a new light

Combining interactivity and literacy, the exhibit comes to Pittsburgh after a year at the Tacoma Museum of Glass in Washington state.

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 An album of photographs by Benjamin Lomax Horsley Dabbs that show the rebuilding of the Carnegie Steel Company's Homestead Steel Works will be sold Thursday at Swann Auction Galleries in New York City.

Homestead Steel Works photos on auction block

Black and white photographs that show the rebuilding of the Homestead Steel Works are up for sale at a New York gallery.

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 Thomas Gainsborough "Rocky Wooded Landscape With Rustic Lovers, Herdsman, and Cows," 1771-74.

Passion for British landscape blossoms at The Frick

“Rolling Hills, Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape” at The Frick Art Museum follows the relationship between man and nature.

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 William Gillespie Armor (American 1834-1924) "The Mill at Millvale on the PRR at Pittsburgh", 1860.

Wolf collection complements British landscapes show

“Hills and Mills: Pittsburgh on Paper,” 27 landscape depictions from the Sheryl and Bruce Wolf collection, is at the Frick Art Museum.

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2Do this week, May 17-23: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

The Frank L. Melega Art Museum has special events planned for this last day of the National Road Festival.

6 days ago

 Kim Fox will be a vendor next month at the Three Rivers Arts Festival.

Winding route leads to art career for Mt. Lebanon resident

Kim Fox of Mt. Lebanon creates “tin quilts,” works of art that are made using cut tin and recycled wood.

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 Artist Aaronel deRoy Gruber, with two of her Plexiglas sculptures in 1981, when she was named Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Artist of the Year.

Artist deRoy Gruber's eclectic collection up for auction

Personal collection of prolific artist Aaronel DeRoy Gruber will be auctioned on Saturday at Concept Gallery.

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 Photograph of David Gilmour Blythe. He died in 1865.

Satirist Blythe painted crowded, busy Pittsburgh

Artist David Gilmour Blythe, who died here 150 years ago, captured crowded, dirty, busy Pittsburgh in his paintings.

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 Detail of Pablo Picasso's "Women of Algiers (Version O)." This 1955 painting set a record at auction Monday in New York, sold to an anonymous bidder for $160 million.

Picasso's 'Algiers' shows his high self-esteem

Record-setting Picasso painting shows the old master challenging himself and asserting his place in the art pantheon late in life.

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 The audience for a First Fridays event at the Frick on the lawn of the Frick Art & Historical Center. The Henry Clay Frick home, Clayton, is in the background.

Art notes: The Frick offers Summer Fridays programs

The Frick Art & Historical Center will hold weekly Summer Fridays, evening programs with all-ages, outdoor activities from concerts to

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2Do this week, May 10-16: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Comedian Brad Williams, a Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, and an art walk, all on the roster for the coming week.

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 Artist Ron Donoughe, in his Lawrenceville studio, spent the past year painting 90 local neighborhoods.

Artist spends a year painting 90 Pittsburgh neighborhoods

Lawrenceville artist Ron Donoughe to present yearlong plein air project “90 Pittsburgh Neighborhoods” at Center for the Arts

2 weeks ago

 Jimmy Grzelak stars in "St. Jimmy Celebrates 'The Food at Our Feet,' " part of the 2015 Pittsburgh Fringe Festival. St. Jimmy invites the audience to a "gastro-liturgical" event.

Preview: Pittsburgh Fringe festival finds a new home on the North Side

Classic architecture should create synergy for Pittsburgh Fringe.

2 weeks ago

 Lily Lauver, left, Art DeConciliis and James Curry in Little Lake Theatre's production of "Our Town."

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Local theater, Styx, May Market and a Pizza Fest all on the slate for the coming weekend.

2 weeks ago

 Still from video created by artist Kevin Ramser to accompany Juliana Huxtable's performance at Saturday's #NOWSEETHIS event

Arty party to celebrate birthday of Hillman Photography Initiative

#NOWSEETHIS Party celebrates the Carnegie Museum of Art’s Hillman Photography Initiative with new media and music.

2 weeks ago

 "The Story of a Shadow," 2014 19th-century Japanese book, 1930's silver trophy plaque, mica, steel, engraving, rose thorns, opal, pitcher plant fragment, crushed glass, steel, brass and coral pendant.

Art notes: Jewelry maker to demonstrate craft; CMU prof's work on display in Sewickley

Keith Lo Bue will talk about his work Friday at the Society for Contemporary Craft; Martin Prekop exhibition inaugurates Sewickley gallery.

2 weeks ago

EDMC to close 15 Art Institute locations; Pittsburgh campus not affected

The closest campus to Pittsburgh that is closing will be the Art Institute of York, Pa.

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 The Chautuauqua Amphitheater shown in August 2014.

National Park Service enters Chautauqua showdown over historic amphitheater

The project became heated last fall after Chautauqua Institution acknowledged that it planned to demolish the structure and build a replica.

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 Charles “Teenie” Harris; William Harris III in bathing suit, standing on spare tire on running board of Duesenberg, with man opening door, c. 1934-1936.

Preview: 'Teenie Harris Photographs: Cars' at the Carnegie celebrates his zeal for wheels

The great Pittsburgh photographer’s love for steel and chrome zooms through a new exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art.

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2Do this week, May 3-10: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

River City Brass Band, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and IonSound Project are in town.

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 Susie Grossi of Brookline, left, and her sister, Bee Falconio of Ross, join other family members at Painting with a Twist in Castle Shannon.

Finding your creative and social side -- with paint

Painting with a Twist, a national franchise that turns art into a social event, is thriving in the Pittsburgh area.

3 weeks ago

Comic-book artists' original Avengers pages exhibited at the ToonSeum

The exhibition starts at the beginning, with a page by Jack Kirby of the Marvel superheroes’ first appearance.

3 weeks ago

Westmoreland Yogathon aims to raise money for art museum expansion

Enthusiasts and novices will be bending and stretching from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 9 in Greensburg.

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 Marie Erickson.

Mt. Lebanon teen combines art, mentoring for Girl Scout Gold Award project

Marie Erickson created material for prospective mentors with the Art Expression program, including a guide book and a video.

3 weeks ago

 Cameroon artist Issa Nyaphaga with one of his artworks photographed in collaboration with Emily Schiffer.

Art notes: Cameroon artist and exiled activist bringing his art and his message

Cameroon-born artist, political cartoonist and human rights activist Issa Nyaphaga speaks Friday at the Undercroft Gallery in Shadyside.

3 weeks ago

Students' art to aid homeless

The homeless will benefit from the art produced by reaction to relevant social issues.

3 weeks ago

 "Pawn”   by Kathleen Kersnick.

Let's talk about art: Student showcase

On Friday, Pittsburgh Filmmakers will present the projects of 13 students enrolled in a full-time program known as “The Intensives.”

3 weeks ago

Dormont after-school program blends art, movement

The innovative ARTS in Motion program is being offered at Dormont Elementary School in the Keystone Oaks School District.

4 weeks ago


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