Art & Architecture

 Assuming the Unknown by Alex Sansone, from the 2014 2-Minute Film Festival at Carnegie Museum of Art.

2-Minute Film Festival goes to the moon

Outer space is the theme of the 2-Minute Film Festival in at Carnegie Museum; Culture Club premieres Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project.

5 days ago

 Curator of fine arts Louise Lippincott , left, and chief conservator Ellen Baxter from the Carnegie Museum of Art initiated forensic analysis on two of four Renaissance paintings in the museum's collection.  One of them, a portrait of Sir George Nevill, Lord Bergavenny, right, may have been painted by Hans Holbein the Younger.

In-depth analysis of five Renaissance paintings uncovers original artwork and copies

Scientific lab analysis at Carnegie Museum of Art of five Renaissance paintings reveals clues about their past.

5 days ago

 Artist Jennie Thwing in her animated video installation "My Black Hole."

Let's Talk About Art: Jennie Thwing

Artist and Johnstown native Jennie Thwing gives inanimate objects human qualities with stop-motion animation and music.

6 days ago

 A carved French and Indian War era powder horn that was stolen from the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association's  Memorial Hall Museum in Deerfield, Mass., sometime around 1949.

An 18th-century relic returned to museum

As a child, a Carnegie Museum curator found the engraved artifact at a dump and recently discovered that it had been stolen.

1 week ago

 Lara Favaretto's "Jestem."

Carnegie announces more 2013 International acquisitions

Lara Favaretto’‍s “Jestem,” from the 2013 Carnegie International, is among the works acquired by the Carnegie Museum of Art.

1 week ago

 The painting "Louine" by Malcolm Stephens Parcell (American 1896-1987) was donated to the district through the Friends of Art.

Auction helps fund restoration of 'Louine' painting donated to Pittsburgh Public Schools

The district is restoring some of the art, thanks to proceeds from the sale of a painting that yielded $750,000 in a Sotheby's auction.

2 weeks ago

 Carroll Westfall at his home studio in Brookline.

Carroll Westfall continues to restore artwork into his 9th decade

Carroll Westfall is a decorated World War II veteran who uses his talent as an artist to help him cope with the violence he witnessed.

2 weeks ago

 Neko Case plays Monday night at the Byham

2Do this week, June 29-July 6: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Neko Case, a restored “A Hard Day’‍s Night” from the Beatles,  Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents “Summer Sparklers” ...

2 weeks ago

 Wavy bowl series by Hans Godo Frabel

Nature-themed art exhibit brings Phipps offices and classrooms to life.

The BETA Project at Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes makes the connection among art, nature and all of our senses.

2 weeks ago

William E. 'Bill' Hunt elected chairman of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Mr. Hunt, who had served as the board's vice chair since 2012, succeeds Lee B. Foster.

2 weeks ago

 Artist Kathleen Zimbicki, of Carnegie, works on a painting in her home.

Artist Kathleen Zimbicki offers work in fire sale

The PCA yART Sale’s featured artist, Kathleen Zimbicki, plans to sell her accumulated works at bargain prices and burn what’s left.

2 weeks ago

 Rene Degas, Ernest Chausson (French, 1855-99), Claude Debussy (French, 1862-1918) and Madame Eugene Rouart preparing to go rowing, circa 1897, vintage silver gelatin print. By Edgar Degas (French, 1834 -1917).

Exhibit focuses on Edgar Degas and friends' efforts to capture life in Paris

An exhibit opening Saturday at The Frick Pittsburgh features works on paper by Degas plus art produced by a number of contemporaries.

2 weeks ago

 "Jupiter and Io" by Richard Claraval.

Art Notes: Art reception includes dance performance

A reception for an exhibition of drawings by Richard Claraval will include improvisational dance by a Pittsburgh duo slowdanger.

2 weeks ago

 Bill Bodine with his favorite painting in The Frick's collection,  "Sir Joshua Vanneck and family at Roehampton House, Putney, 1752," by British painter Arthur Devis.

Bill Bodine retires from The Frick Pittsburgh after 12 years of effective, gradual change

Welcoming the community into The Frick has been a hallmark of Mr. Bodine’s leadership. "He has made it a beautiful oasis for everyone.”

3 weeks ago

 Fred Rogers as a 1980s video game hero in artwork by Victor Dandridge.

'The 8-Bit Art of Victor Dandridge' at ToonSeum puts forth a challenge

The idea for the art in Mr. Dandridge’‍s first exhibit, a stylistic throwback, came from “absolute fear.”

3 weeks ago

 This undated handout provided by The Phillips Collection shows an infrared image of Pablo Picasso’s “The Blue Room,” painted in 1901. Scientists and art experts have found a hidden painting beneath the painting. Advances in infrared imagery reveal a bow-tied man with his face resting on his hand.

Picasso painting reveals hidden man

Using infrared technology, experts discover the portrait of a mystery figure,

3 weeks ago

 "Can Bears and Humans Coexist?" by Rose Duggan.

Arts Festival plays up Pittsburgh attributes

The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival shows a bustling Pittsburgh from Point State Park to Penn and Liberty avenues.

3 weeks ago

 Artist Roland Kulla with his exhibit of bridge paintings at the James Gallery in the West End.

Bridge painter has show in the City of Bridges

Artist Roland Kulla’s exhibit of paintings of bridges will be on display at James Gallery in the West End through July 19.

3 weeks ago

 The sun cooperated on Saturday, providing energy for Squonk Opera’s giant 
“Lady Pneumatica” piece at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Point State Park.

Squonk's arts festival gig powered by solar rays

The show features a giant character called Lady Pneumatica and inflatable symbols, percussion and a lung accordion.

4 weeks ago

 A crew from 7 Line Media films the "Before I Die" blackboard set up in Katz Plaza during the Three Rivers Arts Festival.

'Before I Die...' art project asks people to reflect on life's goals

In the Three Rivers Arts Festival, the project by Pittsburgh native Candy Chang was launched in 2011 and has spread to over 60 countries.

4 weeks ago

 "Wedding Vows" by Mary Weidner

Arts Festival Juried Visual Art Exhibition reveals rich local scene

The quality works in a variety of styles are a good middle ground between Artist Market wares and the concept-driven public art.

1 month ago


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