Art & Architecture

 Detail of "Claude Monet Painting in His Garden at Argenteuil," 1873, by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

'Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse' is a rejuvenating escape

A new exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Art is a visual feast of works by artists familiar and new.

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2Do this week, Nov. 22-28: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Legendary soul group the Dramatics headline the Donald Patterson Jr. Keeping Soul Music Alive Awards tonight.

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 A miniature Teenie Harris takes a picture of the front of the new Crawford Grill building at the Miniature Railroad and Building at the Carnegie Science Center.  Patricia Everly, Curator of Historic Exhibits at the Carnegie Science Center, used Teenie Harris’s pictures to create her replica.

5 Things We Are Loving This Week, Nov. 21

The Carnegie Science Center’s Miniature Railroad & Village adds another iconic Hill District venue with its new Crawford Grill feature.

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Engineer-turned-photographer captures cityscape, nature

J.P. Diroll of West Deer has two favorite subjects, Pittsburgh and nature, and he strives to include both in most of his photographs.

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 Livingston Taylor.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Swing dancing, Livingston Taylor, Poinsettias and Pointes and holiday bazaars are all on the agenda for the coming weekend.

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 “Flowers of Learning:  Madame Curie” by Roman Verostko.

Roman Verostko exhibits at Saint Vincent Gallery

Minneapolis artist Roman Verostko takes art making from hand to code in his algorithmic transformations at The Saint Vincent Gallery.

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 The August Wilson Center is named in honor of August Wilson, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner.

Fund established to support programming at August Wilson Center

The Pittsburgh Foundation will administer the fund.

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 The amphitheater at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, N.Y.

Chautauqua delays historic amphitheater’s demolition

Trustees delay vote on bids to demolish historic amphitheater at Chautauqua; portions of project may be rebid.

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 Ivy Todd, a student from Washington, D.C., walks through the public art piece “A Winter Landscape Cradling Bits of Sparkle” by Jennifer Wen Ma in Market Square during her spring break in March.

Allegheny County may remove provision to fund public art projects

County council is expected to gut its percent-for-public art law while city is revising its law without public input.

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 Workers scrape away anti-graffiti coating on the life-sized statue of "Dippy", the Diplodocus carnegi, which sits outside the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Oakland. The statue, erected in 1999, represents the dinosaur inside the museum, the winner of the "Clash of the Carnegies."

Voters designate Dippy as Carnegie clash winner

Diplodocus “Dippy” carnegii wins contest to name favorite feature of the Carnegie museums.

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 Netflix's "Master of None" features Eric Wareheim, left, Aziz Ansari and Noel Wells.

5 things we love this week, Nov. 14

Ugly sweaters, acrobatic cats and artistic prosthetic limbs — what more could you want?

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 "A detail of Tangerine," one of the necklaces included in Judith Gentile's exhibit at Gallery Space.

Wire crocheting art exhibit opens in Monroeville

Artist divides her time between work with wire and watercolors.

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 Attack Theatre's "Remainder | Northside" will be at the New Hazlett Theater this weekend.

Hot List of events for the coming weekend

The Dark Star Orchestra honors The Dead, Boz Skaggs hits town, so does Christian singer Chris Tomlin and the Benedum celebrates chocolate.

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 Aaron Sheon

Obituary: Aaron Sheon / Pitt professor of art and architecture

In his 47 years of teach­ing at the Uni­ver­sity of Pittsburgh, he made sig­nifi­cant con­tri­bu­tions to the art world.

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 A Tale of Two Paintings: Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt urged her family to buy "The Toilet of Venus," left, by Simon Vouet, a 17th-century French artist. That painting influenced her treatment of the female form in "Young Women Picking Fruit," right. The Vouet painting wound up with a niece of Cassatt's, while the painting of the young women is in the Carnegie Museum of Art's collection.

Data of the art: Carnegie Museum computer program collects every detail on its 30,098 artworks

With a program called “Elysa,” the Carnegie Museum collects history and other information on its artwork, then shares it with others.

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 A rendering of Frank Lloyd Wright's 1947 proposal for Point State Park, never built.

The Next Page: The big dreams for Pittsburgh that got away

Curators of a Carnegie Museum exhibit look at famous architects who presented grand design proposals for Pittsburgh that did not pan out.

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Bridgeville artist's 'Robot Repair Shop' flying high at Pittsburgh airport

The art installation originally was located on Sixth Avenue in Downtown, but had to move when the building owner sold the site.

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Monsters in Mars? It's all about art

Art project in Mars Area showcases monster drawings by young students.

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 Singer Alfio performs at the Byham Theater on Saturday.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

The circus rolls into town, bellydancers cavort, Alfio sings and “West Side Story” returns to Heinz Hall.

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Trove of modernist art from Tehran museum may travel to the U.S.

The collection could include works by Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet.

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 Andy Warhol, “When you are in the Caribbean this Winter...” (Fish Under Glass), ca. 1959.  Here is rest of text:  “When you are in the Caribbean this winter and have live fish at your disposal prepare a waterzoie for any late afternoon snack. Any fish will do. Scale and clean the fish and drop into a pan with just enough cold salt water to cover. Add a piece of butter parsely [sic] roots and a few peppercorns. Set to cook on a large open fire and serve in an earthenware timbale. (ED. note — since peppercorns are not available in the tropics be certain to procure a supply from New York before you leave.)”

Art notes: Warhol events play By the Book

A cookbook, time capsule, 1960s projects and children’s books are all topics of “Warhol By the Book” programs at The Andy Warhol Museum.

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 The fave at CMOA: Vincent van Gogh, "Wheat Fields after the Rain (The Plain of Auvers)", 1890, oil on canvas.

Clash of Carnegies comes down to final four

The voting contest among Pittsburgh’s cultural icons that began Oct. 19 with 24 pieces or artifacts is down to four favorites.

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2Do this week, Nov. 1-7: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Mezzo-soprano Marianne Cornetti sings, jazz trombonist Reggie Watkins plays, and comedian Sheryl Underwood performs.

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The Frick plans to welcome walkers

A new walkway aims to show off its expansion in Point Breeze. Free admission set for its debut Nov. 21.

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 "Panther Hollow" also known as "Junction Hollow in Snow" was painted in 1911 by George Sotter, an artist and stained glass window designer. It will be auctioned Saturday by Concept Gallery in Regent Square.

Snowy city landscape by George Sotter up for auction

Pittsburgh native George Sotter’s painting will be sold to help preserve stained-glass windows in Sacred Heart Church in Shadyside.

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 Foreground: Jesse Stiles’s installation, "IR Chorus," 2015; Background: Michael Johnsen,  "Folk-Telharmonium," 2015.

'Aftersound' feeds the visceral and the intellect

“Aftersound: Frequency, Attack, Return” at the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University surpasses standard notions of the sensory.

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