Art & Architecture

 Imari "Hanikawa" Plate with Dresden Johanneum Marks.  Japan, Edo period 1690.

Meissen porcelain collector to speak at Maridon Museum

The purchase of a rare Meissen table service turned Fritz Theil into a collector. He’ll give a talk at Maridon Museum.

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 "Lady With Flowers" by Susan Winicour.

Susan Winicour featured at Frechard Gallery

An exhibition at Christine Frechard Art Gallery argues for a place for the late Pittsburgh artist Susan Winicour in art history and markets.

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 The Chautauqua Amphitheater, shown in August 2010.

Open-air amphitheater at Chautauqua Institution wins 'National Treasure' designation

A proposed update of the 121-year-old building was decried by preservationists because it required a virtually complete demolition.

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Development project uses art to control water flow in Larimer

Green infrastructure advocates and water artists say timing’s perfect for stormwater management to merge with a new development in Larimer.

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 Gladys Knight won't be on the midnight train to Georgia Saturday night. She'll be performing at Heinz Hall at 8 p.m.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

A World of Wheels, “My Fair Lady,” classical and rock music, a Gallery Crawl, comedian Tommy Davidson and Gladys Knight are all on tap,

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Pittsburgh-area quilters prepare for March show

Organized by the Three Rivers Quilters Guild, the show offers cash prizes and ribbons to first- through third-place winners in 15

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 Photographer Duane Michals poses for a portrait during a press preview of his show "Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals," at the Carnegie Museum of Art on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.

What Duane Michals thinks

Duane Michals reflects on art and art making, being gay and on his impressions of Andy Warhol.

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 Nate Lucas, co-owner of Urban Tree, relocated for additional space into 7800 Susquehanna St. in Homewood.

Bridgeway Capital turns former Homewood factory into space for artists and manufacturers

7800 Susquehanna holds Urban Tree, Edio Casegoods, New Precision Technology, Trade Institute of Pittsburgh, Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh.

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 The four-sheet lithograph of Pittsburgh published in 1859 by G.F. Schuchman & Benjamin Singerly after a drawing by J.T. Palmatary will be offered for sale in New York City next week. The asking price is $95,000.

A bird's-eye view of Pittsburgh on sale for $95,000

An 1859 view of Pittsburgh that measures 7 by 3½ feet is for sale in New York City.

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 Tammy Aupperle has been appointed the interim executive director of the ToonSeum.

ToonSeum names Tammy Aupperle interim executive director

Joe Wos, the Downtown museum’s volunteer director and founder, left last year to pursue other projects.

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 Thornton Oakley at Christmas in 1943.

Drawings by Thornton Oakley show Pittsburgh's grit in 1913

Pittsburgh native Thornton Oakley captured the city’s industrial boom in 30 black-and-white drawings during a 1913 visit.

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Art notes: Three Rivers Arts Festival deadline nearing

The deadline for visual and performing artists to submit to the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival is Feb. 1.

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2Do this week, Jan. 11-17: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Beethoven on the Bluff series at Duquesne, saxophonists Maceo Parker and Marcus Anderson, PSO presents “Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions ...

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Re-enactors to open Harmony Museum's Civil War exhibit

“The Civil War and the Harmony Area” at the Harmony Museum will complement the Sen. John Heinz History Center’s traveling exhibit focusing

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 Lisa Lindvay, Dinner, 2009.

Seven artists visit 'home' in Silver Eye exhibition on South Side

Seven artists explore family and place in “Close to Home” at Silver Eye Center for Photography on the South Side.

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 "Spectator 1914" by April Friges.

Let's Talk About Art: Is it sculpture or photography?

Traditionally photography is a two-dimensional art form, but not for Pittsburgh-based artist April Friges, who sculpts with her photography.

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 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has distributed 52,786 Warhol works to 322 institutions since 1999.

For Andy Warhol, 2015 brings more fame

About 40 exhibitions of that artist’s work — much unseen by the public — will be flooding university art museums and institutions.

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 The Second City comedy troupe this week presents “N’at’s All Folks!" It's all about Pittsburgh.

2Do this week, Jan. 4-10: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Second City comedy troupe returns with “N’at’s All Folks!” Sesame Street Live’s “Elmo Makes Music” rolls into Consol Energy Center

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 Conservator Kristin deGhetaldi looks at "Triumph of David" by Pietro da Cortona during the early stages of its restoration at Villanova University in Philadelphia.

Restoring 17th-century work reveals a canvas’s mysteries

The painting, thought to be the work of Italian artist Pietro da Cortona, is in the midst of a two-year, $100,000 conservation effort.

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 Michael Burke, exhibit specialist at the Fort Pitt Museum, fires his flint lock rifle before the Flag Day event at the Fort Pitt Block House in June.

Fort Pitt Museum to close for updates

Planned work includes the installation of new interactive activities for children and maintenance of the museum’s life-size figures.

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