Art & Architecture


 Dancer Leanne Benjamin performs in a scene from the documentary "National Gallery" playing through Jan. 8 at the Harris Theater, Downtown.

'National Gallery' doc delves into one of England’s national treasures

Frederick Wiseman, the dean of documentarians, takes an unadorned and revealing look at a portrait gallery like no other.

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 Artist Martin D. Leisser’s “A March Snow Storm: Sixth Avenue in 1902” belongs to the Duquesne Club’s art collection. The urban scene was likely inspired by a foot of snow that fell on the city in early March of that year. We bring this to you, in the ninth year of a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette tradition, to mark the blessings of the season and to wish our readers every happiness.

Artist captured Sixth Avenue in 1902 Pittsburgh snowstorm

The painting shows a Downtown street as it was a century ago, before construction of the current City Hall and Oliver Building.

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 La Keisha Wolf, executive director of the Ujamaa Collective, talks about fair trade and racial justice issues during a recent session at the collective in the Hill District.

Pittsburgh group using art as 'a bridge and a convener' in race-relations discussion

A program also has begun to help minority organizations compete for grants, build audiences and grab exhibition opportunities.

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Warhol Museum staff member to join Norman Rockwell Museum

Longtime Warhol exhibition director Jesse Kowalski will become curator of the Norman Rockwell Museum in March.

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NEA to award grant to Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council is slated to receive a $35,000 NEA grant to make the arts more accessible to people with disabilities.

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 Flight Time, left, and Hi-Lite of the Harlem Globetrotters.

Hot list of events for the coming weekend

A list of things to do after the Christmas presents are opened.

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 Dan Byers, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Carnegie Museum of Art, will be leaving in February to take a position in Boston.

Carnegie Museum curator Byers leaves for Boston position

He led the department of contemporary and modern art at the Carnegie beginning in 2009.

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 "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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