Art & Architecture

 From left, Linda Patory of Penn Hills, Jackie Mignogna of North Huntingdon and Karen Yount of Plum learn how to make a book from Pat Buckley of Bloomfield.

For some Pittsburghers, creating books opens new avenue for imagination

Pittsburgh Book Arts Collective encourages artists and writers to think outside the binding to make works of art in book form.

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Peters students showcase their photography

The exhibit, titled “The Gallery,” contains works by nearly 100 students and continues through March 19 at Peters Township Public Library.

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 The details of a painting titled "TREE" by Brendon Donnovan, 18, a senior at Shaler Area High School. The painting has unique textures and elements like undeveloped film under the paint as well as motor oil and turpentine to add texture. "TREE," among other works of Donnovan and fellow students, were shown at Shaler North Hills Library for the opening reception of "Prodigy," an art showcase of students work.

Shaler students featured in art show at Shaler North Hills Library

The teen artists and their teacher David Boyles welcomed guests to the opening reception of their weeklong show, “Prodigy.”

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Free Thursday afternoons at Carnegie Museum

Carnegie Museum admission will be free on Thursday afternoons in March.

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 Disney On Ice presents "Princesses and Heroes" at Consol Energy Center this weekend.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

The Home & Garden show opens, Disney On Ice brings princesses to town and the crazy Q Ball to benefit Quantum Theatre hits town.

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 Mary, Queen of Croatians, above the altar at St. Nicholas Croatian Church in Millvale done by Croatian artist Maxo Vanka in 1937.

Adding perspective to the Maxo Vanka murals

An exhibition and a fundraiser address the past and present of the Maxo Vanka murals in St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church, Millvale.

2 days ago

 Detail of a large scale, in-process mosaic by Pittsburgh Glass Center staff and volunteers that will be installed at Love Front Porch's ARThouse in Homewood. The mosaic is inspired by artwork children made at Love Front Porch, a safe and creative space begun by Homewood resident and artist Vanessa German.

Art notes: 'ABC@PGC' invites attendee participation

“ABC@PGC,” opening Friday at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, features interactive glowing letters by Seattle artists Jen Elek and Jeremy Bert.

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2Do this week, March 1-8: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink speaks at Carnegie Music Hall Monday night; the PSO’s ’Play N’at“ series concludes Tuesday.

5 days ago

Warhol staff member promoted

Patrick Moore, deputy director of The Andy Warhol Museum, will be managing director, overseeing all business-related operations.

6 days ago

Moss Side Middle Schoolers learn drumming, culture

The program is funded through a matching grant from the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts.

1 week ago

 Firefighters respond to a reported incident at Market Square in Downtown today. The smoke was coming from a fog machine that was part of the art exhibition.

In Market Square, where there's smoke, there may not be fire

Fog from a new art installation in Downtown Pittsburgh has prompted confusion and calls to firefighters.

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 "Untitled (Billiard Game)" c. 1909, platinum print by Gertrude Kasebier.

The Frick Pittsburgh showcases Alfred Stieglitz and his circle of photographers

From Pictorialism to the modern use of silver gelatin prints, photographers elevated their work.

1 week ago

 Photographer Duane Michals poses for a portrait next to "Lens" by Mark Tansey, part of the "Duane Michals: Collector" exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art.

Art Notes: Exhibitions and talks make for a full art week

Jeremy Boyle and Mark Franchino exhibit at be2 in Lawrenceville; “Duane Michals: Collector” closing at The Carnegie.

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 A documentary titled “Uncle Andy” will be based on memories of the Warhola Family.

Andy Warhol family members to tell the story of ‘Uncle Andy’ in documentary

The artist’s great-niece and her partner are working to complete a family portrait of Warhol. A Kickstarter funding drive launches Tuesday.

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 This Man Ray photograph shows Leopold Gould Seyffert with his two sons, Peter, at left, and Richard, right.

The Next Page: Seyffert's vivid portraits of industrialists and grand dames shown at the Union League Club in New York

Standard Oil geologist launched Leopold Seyffert’s career as an artist by lending him tuition for the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

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 The Maxo Vanka mural "The Battlefield." The mural at St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church in Millvale is among those that will be explored in a talk by Sylvia Rhor at Panza Gallery on Friday: "Vanka in Context: Pittsburgh's Mural Culture in the Early 20th Century."

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

Shakespeare is in the parks, Beethoven is on the Bluff and ArcAttack is at the Hillman Center.

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 Pete and Laura Bianco of Imperial hold their newborn son, Luca Simon Bianco, at St. Clair Hospital in Mt. Lebanon on Jan. 30. He was born at 2:56 a.m. Pete's brother, Michael, and his wife, Nicole, had Michael Adonis Bianco at 1:58 a.m.

Pittsburgh-area effort aims to foster love of art very early

The mission of Start with Art is to create a culture of art collectors among newborns at three Pittsburgh-area hospitals.

2 weeks ago

Glass club to host antique show in Bethel Park

The 40th annual show will include an exhibit about early glass manufacturers in the Pittsburgh region.

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 David Bromberg will perform at the Rex Theater.

The Hot List of events for the weekend of Feb. 19

The Pittsburgh Symphony, David Bromberg and the Steeltown Jazz Storytellers are among those performing this weekend.

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 Artist Jennifer Wen Ma poses with her installation piece Tuesday in Market Square, Downtown.

Artist’s gift to Pittsburgh: art project with meaning in Market Square

A public art project in Market Square will have 125 trees with lights that will change over the next two months as winter becomes spring.

2 weeks ago

 Tourists use a selfie-stick for a photograph on a cold and windy day in New York.

Selfies OK, sticks not, at some Pittsburgh-area museums

Pittsburgh art museums follow national trend in banning selfie “sticks” within its exhibits -- but not selfies themselves.

2 weeks ago

 "Raccoon," mid-19th century, ink on tracing paper,  unknown German-American artist. Saint Vincent Art Collections.

Art Notes: Saint Vincent Gallery exhibits drawings of creatures great, small

“Out of the Ark: Animal Drawings From the Saint Vincent Art Collections” comprises 43 19th-century works from cows to camels.

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 Letters by Seattle glass artists Jen Elek and Jeremy Bert that will be exhibited in ABC@PGC at the Pittsburgh Glass Center in 2015.  The boy is Ms. Elek's friend Koltes Woll from Seattle.

Let's talk about art: ABCs@PGC

Explore the art of the alphabet at Pittsburgh Glass Center through a colorful multimedia exhibit by artists Jen Elek and Jeremy Bert.

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 The former Frank & Seder Department Store occupies a corner of Smithfield Street and Fifth Avenue, Downtown.

Preservationists fight Downtown demolition and flooding threat in Harmony

Preservation Pennsylvania wants to protect the former Frank & Seder Department Store, Downtown, and the Harmony Historic District in Butler.

2 weeks ago

 Fawzi Haimor, assistant conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, will give a lunchtime talk on Thursday.

2Do this week, Feb. 15-21: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

New Horizon Theater’s “The Meeting” (Malcom X and MLK), PSO’s Play N’at chamber music series, Jerusalem Quartet lands in Carnegie Music

2 weeks ago

 This 1964 image shows the North Side portal of the Manchester Bridge, which featured the mythical steelworker Joe Magarac on the left and another mythical figure, coal miner Jan Volkanik, with his pick in his hands, on the right.

Linking to Pittsburgh's past: Manchester Bridge's portal sculptures will anchor a new plaza

The Manchester Bridge portal was saved from the wrecking ball and now will be displayed by Stage AE on the North Shore.

2 weeks ago

40th Pittsburgh Antiques Show on tap in South Hills

The Historical Glass Club of Pittsburgh will hold a general antiques show on Feb. 21-22 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

2 weeks ago

Pittsburgh public art advocates urge funding ordinance update

“The Pittsburgh ordinance is severely limited,” said Carolyn Speranza, an artist and leader of PGH4ART campaign.

3 weeks ago

 Lynn Zelevansky, the museum’s director, said the three goals of the restructuring are to increase the number of visitors to the museum, provide first-class experiences for them and develop a secure financial structure.

Carnegie Museum of Art restructuring, eliminating seven positions

The Carnegie Museum of Art, which has an annual operating budget of $10 million, announced today that a $300,000 operating deficit.

3 weeks ago

 Nina Berman, from the Fleet Week series.

Art notes: Exhibitions look at guns and empathy

Artists examine gun culture in “UNLOADED” at SPACE gallery; lights at the Gulf Tower will reflect social media participants’ reactions to

3 weeks ago

 Marina Picasso of France, granddaughter of famous Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, poses in front of her grandfather's work “Palette et Tete de Taureau” made in 1938, at Sotheby's gallery, in Paris.

Heir to 10,000 Picassos ready to cash out

Marina Picasso is preparing to sell many of her grandfather Pablo Picasso’s artworks to finance and broaden her philanthropy.

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2Do this week, Feb. 8-14: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

The St. Olaf Choir makes a stop at Heinz Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday as part of its annual tour.

3 weeks ago

 Artist Keith "Pizza" Smith of the Hill District hangs his painting commissioned by William Savage entitled "Black, Gold and Pittsburgh Icons" at the Father Ryan Arts Center in McKees Rocks.

McKees Rocks center showcasing African-American art through March 6

The Father Ryan Arts Center is displaying paintings and other pieces, include hand-painted clothing, created by local artists.

4 weeks ago

Stress-free art program planned at Oakmont Carnegie Library

Oakmont Carnegie Library will host a “Bad Art Nite” to give adults a chance to explore their artistic abilities, even if they don’t have

4 weeks ago

 Eighth-grader Dan DeCollo’s drawing of a dog is featured in the new edition of “Celebrating Art,” which includes artwork done by students across the country.

Keystone Oaks students' artwork selected for national publication

Works of all types created by 23 middle school students will be included the spring edition of “Celebrating Art.”

4 weeks ago

 "Boulevard of the Allies," 1932, Oil on panel, 28 x 35 ½ inches.

Westmoreland Museum exhibits John Kane gifts

Five paintings by self-taught Pittsburgh artist John Kane are exhibited this month at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

1 month ago

 “Preserved Sickle Billed Humming Birds”  by Rosamond Wolff Purcell, C-print.

Art notes: Collector to speak at Lawrenceville exhibit

Graham Shearing to speak on “Curiosities for the Collector;” special show and fundraiser scheduled at Millvale gallery for Maxo Vanka

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