ART/ARCHITECTURE



A sampling of local art centers

2012-03-08 08:26:00

Here are thumbnail sketches of a half dozen of the region's many community art centers:


ToonSeum seeks donors to help replace comics

ToonSeum seeks donors to help replace comics

2012-03-08 00:01:00

Cleanup efforts are under way after comic books were ruined when a leak sent rain through ToonSeum warehouse.


Local centers showcase art, performance and more

Local centers showcase art, performance and more

2012-03-08 00:00:00

Art centers vary in size, offerings, audience and hours, but have a welcoming quality that extends to anyone who walks through the door.


August Wilson Center exhibit explores African-American identity in the Appalachian Region

August Wilson Center exhibit explores African-American identity in the Appalachian Region

2012-03-07 00:00:00

An exhilarating exhibition at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Downtown, brings together potent artworks.


ToonSeum comic books in storage damaged in recent rains

2012-03-06 16:00:00

As many as thousands bear water damage, including some that will be hard to replace.


PG slideshow: The art town of Marfa, Texas

2012-03-06 10:35:00

Patricia Sheridan's photos from Marfa, where art is big.


Minimal, marvelous Marfa: avant-garde art, deep in Texas

Minimal, marvelous Marfa: avant-garde art, deep in Texas

2012-03-06 09:38:00

Artist Donald Judd infected this high desert cattle town with East Coast sensibilities in the 1970s. Now it's an outpost of avant-garde.


Let's Talk About Art: Art with a past

2012-03-06 00:00:00

Before the invention of celluloid plastic, all photographs were taken on glass plates.


Art establishment embraces critic with insider cred and outsider attitude

Art establishment embraces critic with insider cred and outsider attitude

2012-03-04 00:00:00

When Damien Hirst's spot paintings opened at 11 Gagosian galleries in January, critics busied themselves. Meanwhile, a YouTube video critiqu


Unblurred showcases ASPIRE-ing artists

Unblurred showcases ASPIRE-ing artists

2012-03-01 08:52:00

"ASPIRE: a retrospective of young talent" opens at the Pittsburgh Glass Center Friday with a free reception, as part of the monthly Unblurre


Art Notes: Friendship leads to acclaimed artist's show

Art Notes: Friendship leads to acclaimed artist's show

2012-02-29 00:00:00

After years of dues-paying, artist Beverly McIver cleared a high rung on the success ladder when she was given her first solo


A touch of Dutch for a distinctive festival

A touch of Dutch for a distinctive festival

2012-02-28 10:28:00

To observe the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Distinctively Dutch Festival, we bring you a few more ways to experience Holland on your own turf


Finding Dr. Livingstone: Technology and tenacity reveal the Victorian-era explorer's diary

Finding Dr. Livingstone: Technology and tenacity reveal the Victorian-era explorer's diary

2012-02-26 00:00:00

A field diary by British explorer David Livingstone is legible for the first time in 141 years.


Weekend Guide, Feb. 23-26, 2012

2012-02-23 12:35:00

Weekend Guide, Feb. 23-26, 2012


Let's Talk About Art: The art of screenwriting

2012-02-21 00:01:00

This is a biweekly series about art and artists in the region.


In Philadelphia, an up-close look at van Gogh's work

In Philadelphia, an up-close look at van Gogh's work

2012-02-19 00:01:00

That the Philadelphia Museum of Art is hosting a major van Gogh exhibition would be no mystery to the devoted Japanese pilgrims who bear anc


This van Gogh exhibit outshines all others

This van Gogh exhibit outshines all others

2012-02-19 00:00:00

The moment you enter "Van Gogh Up Close" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the exhibition tells you that it's something special,


2Do: 02/19/12

2012-02-19 00:00:00

Carnegie Museums of Art and of Natural History, Oakland, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Artist Cathy Wilkes hopes insights in her Carnegie exhibit will inspire

Artist Cathy Wilkes hopes insights in her Carnegie exhibit will inspire

2012-02-15 12:42:00

Sometimes it's difficult to gauge what will produce a visceral response.


2Do: 02/12/12

2Do: 02/12/12

2012-02-12 15:40:00

In celebration of Black History Month, 10 screen prints and collages by Romare Bearden are being exhibited at The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sa


Hot List: 02/09/12

Hot List: 02/09/12

2012-02-09 00:00:00

ALL WEEKEND 'Hattie' on the Horizon New Horizon Theater's "Hi Hat Hattie"


Weekend Guide, Feb. 9-12, 2012

2012-02-09 00:00:00

Weekend Guide, Feb. 9-12, 2012


Be a child again at The Frick: Exhibit revisits book illustrations

Be a child again at The Frick: Exhibit revisits book illustrations

2012-02-08 00:00:00

Whether or not you have children, chances are you once were one.


Egyptian artists to join closing events at Mattress Factory

2012-02-08 00:00:00

Four Egyptian artists/activists are in Pittsburgh this week to participate in closing events Saturday for the exhibition "Sites of Passage"


Let's Talk About Art: Environmental portraits in black and white

Let's Talk About Art: Environmental portraits in black and white

2012-02-07 00:00:00

Photographer Ivette Spradlin grew up in Florida and Georgia.


Reverend's sacrifice staves off North Side church sale

Reverend's sacrifice staves off North Side church sale

2012-02-07 00:00:00

"Putting the GO back in Gospel" says a sign on the front of the Christian Fellowship Baptist Church on the North Side.


Calvary Episcopal Church in Shadyside may get historic label

Calvary Episcopal Church in Shadyside may get historic label

2012-02-06 00:00:00

Calvary Episcopal Church in Shadyside is being considered for the National Register of Historic Places.


Pittsburgh's three rivers are inspiration for Maya Lin's 'Pin River'

Pittsburgh's three rivers are inspiration for Maya Lin's 'Pin River'

2012-02-05 00:00:00

Maya Lin entered the national consciousness in 1982 when she won a competition to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.,


2Do: Week of Feb. 5

2012-02-05 00:00:00

A kickoff reception for the exhibit "A City of Rhythm: A Tribute to African American Music in Pittsburgh"


'The Art of Seating' exhibit opens at Westmoreland Museum of American Art

'The Art of Seating' exhibit opens at Westmoreland Museum of American Art

2012-02-04 00:00:00

Take a good look at the chairs in your house before you go to "The Art of Seating." You may see them in a whole new light afterward.


Weekend Guide Feb. 2-5

2012-02-02 00:00:00

Weekend Guide Feb. 2-5


Weekend Hot List Feb. 2-5

2012-02-02 00:00:00

Weekend Hot List Feb. 2-5


Art Notes: Papercutters are cut out for Somerset arts center

Art Notes: Papercutters are cut out for Somerset arts center

2012-02-01 02:03:00

Attendance has been increasing gradually at The Guild of American Papercutters National Museum, which was established in 2009 in Somerset. T


Art Notes: Papercutters are cut out for Somerset arts center

Art Notes: Papercutters are cut out for Somerset arts center

2012-02-01 00:00:00

Attendance has been increasing gradually at The Guild of American Papercutters National Museum, which was established in 2009 in Somerset.


Nonprofit gives new life to three closed churches in Johnstown

Nonprofit gives new life to three closed churches in Johnstown

2012-01-29 00:00:00

Leaders of a Western Pennsylvania nonprofit that purchased three former Catholic churches in Johnstown are determined to find new uses for I


2 Do: Week of 1/20/12

2012-01-29 00:00:00

David Garrett, the Juilliard-trained musician-turned-rock-classical crossover violinist, brings his "Rock Symphonies" tour to the Benedum Ce


Civil War museums changing as view on war changes

Civil War museums changing as view on war changes

2012-01-29 00:00:00

NEW ORLEANS -- Inside Louisiana's Civil War Museum, battle flags line the walls. Uniforms, swords and long-barreled guns fill museum cases b


Progress takes big step on Pittsburgh's North Side

Progress takes big step on Pittsburgh's North Side

2012-01-28 00:00:00

Exhausting dramas such as "Ben Hur" and "Gone With the Wind" played at the Garden Theater in its mainstream days, but none could match that


Weekend Guide

2012-01-26 00:00:00

Weekend Guide


The Hot List: 01/26/12

The Hot List: 01/26/12

2012-01-26 00:00:00

ALL WEEKEND Hot Wheels On this off weekend for football -- aside from the ceremonial Pro Bowl -- the David L. Lawrence Convention Center wil


'Out of Rubble' and 'Windows and Mirrors': Art exhibitions weigh U.S. role in two wars

'Out of Rubble' and 'Windows and Mirrors': Art exhibitions weigh U.S. role in two wars

2012-01-25 00:00:00

The ongoing American involvement in Middle Eastern and Afghanistan conflicts is the topic of two exhibitions that feature prominently in the


David Lewis: An Urban Legend

David Lewis: An Urban Legend

2012-01-24 00:00:00

David Lewis -- fabled urban design pioneer, architect, professor, painter, sculptor, art critic, writer and, perhaps most important, friend


Let's Talk About Art: The art of storytelling

Let's Talk About Art: The art of storytelling

2012-01-24 00:00:00

This is a biweekly series about art and artists in the region. Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts serves the community thr


Mellon Foundation gives $8 million to Westmoreland Museum of Art

2012-01-24 00:00:00

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg has received an $8 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation for its capit


Old skateboards become art, furniture and more

Old skateboards become art, furniture and more

2012-01-22 00:00:00

PHILADELPHIA -- Artist Josh Leach is riding his canvas down the street, doing flips on it, falling off, riding it some more. When he wears t


'The Algorithmic Art of Scott Draves': dreams of Electric Sheep at CMU

'The Algorithmic Art of Scott Draves': dreams of Electric Sheep at CMU

2012-01-22 00:00:00

Scott Draves, a Google maps engineer with a doctorate in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, created in 1999 the Electric Shee


The Next Page: How Teenie Harris learned to be a photographer

2012-01-22 00:00:00

The Teenie Harris exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art solidifies the photographer's place as one of the nation's premier photographers


Distinctly Dutch Festival due here February-May

2012-01-19 00:00:00

In the spirit of the months-long Quebec and Australia festivals of the recent past, the Distinctly Dutch Festival arrives next month and sta


Artists digging into science: Exhibit at CMU gallery highlights the crossovers between disciplines

Artists digging into science: Exhibit at CMU gallery highlights the crossovers between disciplines

2012-01-18 00:00:00

"It's the wild, wild west." You thought the rush to stake territorial claims was so yesterday? Or that space was the final frontier? Think a


Online comics: a new frontier for the common artist

2012-01-17 00:00:00

When someone refers to a "comic," chances are the first thing that comes to mind is either the "funny pages" in a newspaper or the small pap


Provincetown's influence reflected in sweeping exhibit at Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Provincetown's influence reflected in sweeping exhibit at Westmoreland Museum of American Art

2012-01-15 00:00:00

Provincetown. The very name resonates with the romanticized image of a retreat where artists gather, frolic and create. But this long-lived


Velvet Underground vs. Warhol: Band goes to battle over a banana

Velvet Underground vs. Warhol: Band goes to battle over a banana

2012-01-13 00:00:00

One of the world's legendary rock bands and premier art foundations are about to do battle -- over a banana. The Velvet Underground filed a


Weekend Hot List

2012-01-12 00:00:00

ALL WEEKEND Super Sesame Super Grover has a problem in "Sesame Street Live: Elmo's Super Heroes." That means Elmo has to kick into action th


Weekend Guide

2012-01-12 00:00:00

Weekend Guide


Exhibition of local work at The Associated Artists exhibition finds divergent strategies

Exhibition of local work at The Associated Artists exhibition finds divergent strategies

2012-01-11 00:00:00

The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh enters its second century with an Annual Exhibition that fits the organization's strategy to explore ne


CMU complex receives world-class architecture award

CMU complex receives world-class architecture award

2012-01-10 00:00:00

Since its opening in 2009, it's become one of the most widely admired complexes on the Carnegie Mellon University campus -- modernist, playf


Let's Talk About Art: Young Pittsburgh photographers

Let's Talk About Art: Young Pittsburgh photographers

2012-01-10 00:00:00

This is a biweekly series about art and artists in the region. Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts serves the community thr


New CMU facility wins recognition for its architecture

New CMU facility wins recognition for its architecture

2012-01-09 00:00:00

A recently constructed Carnegie Mellon University research and classroom facility has received the highest award in the architecture profess


Leonardo da Vinci painting's restoration bitterly divides art experts

Leonardo da Vinci painting's restoration bitterly divides art experts

2012-01-08 00:00:00

PARIS -- Leonardo da Vinci's "Virgin and Child With Saint Anne" does not enjoy the same star status as his "Mona Lisa." But for the Louvre M


PG arts and entertainment writers' top picks

2012-01-05 00:00:00

PG arts and entertainment writers' top picks


Documentary on Maxo Vanka murals to debut here

Documentary on Maxo Vanka murals to debut here

2012-01-04 00:00:00

"Maxo Vanka's Masterpiece: The Murals at St. Nicholas Church," a new documentary film from Pittsburgh-based director/producer Kenneth Love,


Fort Pitt Museum to reopen Jan. 16 after updates

2012-01-04 00:00:00

The Fort Pitt Museum in Point State Park is closed today through Jan. 15 for maintenance and updating of its exhibitions. It will reopen on


Obituary: Roger Kingsland III / Founded Lawrenceville architectural firm

Obituary: Roger Kingsland III / Founded Lawrenceville architectural firm

2011-12-30 00:00:00

Roger Kingsland III, founder and managing partner of the Lawrenceville architectural firm Kingsland Scott Bauer Associates, died at home of


Weekend Hot List

2011-12-29 00:00:00

NEW YEAR'S EVE Dunham with dummies Big arena comedy show on New Year's Eve? That doesn't happen very often. Jeff Dunham gets the holiday off


Weekend Guide

2011-12-29 00:00:00

Weekend Guide


Artful Bounty: Revealing and relevant exhibitions deliver strong messages in 2011

Artful Bounty: Revealing and relevant exhibitions deliver strong messages in 2011

2011-12-28 00:00:00

Through these turbulent economic times, arts spaces, tenaciously and commendably, continued their missions to provide the region with though


Let's Talk About Art: Art for home-schoolers

Let's Talk About Art: Art for home-schoolers

2011-12-27 00:00:00

Encouraging creativity in children through art instruction improves problem-solving abilities and promotes learning through kinesthetic expl


'Boyd's Hill' depicts a world of work in 1892 Pittsburgh

'Boyd's Hill' depicts a world of work in 1892 Pittsburgh

2011-12-25 00:00:00

Boyd's Hill is one of those old Pittsburgh names that has fallen by the wayside, ever ready to trip up even native Pittsburghers. Ask for di


2Do: 12/25/11

2011-12-25 00:00:00

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Winter Mini-Camp, Highland Park, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Children ages 5-9 can enjoy three fun-filled days lea


Weekend Guide

2011-12-22 00:00:00

Weekend Guide


22 women artists deliver provocative show at The Warhol

22 women artists deliver provocative show at The Warhol

2011-12-21 00:00:00

As soon as you step into the elevator, you've entered the 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial at The Andy Warhol Museum, and you know things are going


Weekend Guide

2011-12-15 00:00:00

Weekend Guide


Big, visually stunning art book may bolster publishing's future

Big, visually stunning art book may bolster publishing's future

2011-12-14 00:00:00

There are art books, coffee table books, books that are themselves artworks. "Ars Sacra: Christian Art in the Western World" is all of the a


Artist in Word of God series at Warhol takes religion seriously

Artist in Word of God series at Warhol takes religion seriously

2011-12-14 00:00:00

Those familiar with the Christian Bible would probably be surprised by this version of Genesis, Chapter 1: "Before the beginning, there was


PNC wants new tower to inspire

PNC wants new tower to inspire

2011-12-14 00:00:00

PNC Financial Services Group is hoping that its new $400 million skyscraper Downtown will not only serve as a classy headquarters for some 3


Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes meets rigorous standards

Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes meets rigorous standards

2011-12-12 00:00:00

In a city with many notable green buildings, Phipps Conservatory's new Center for Sustainable Landscapes, opening this spring, will be in a


Author Michael Lisicky recalls glory days of Gimbels

Author Michael Lisicky recalls glory days of Gimbels

2011-12-12 00:00:00

Growing up in southern New Jersey, Michael Lisicky spent part of his boyhood in Philadelphia's department stores such as Wanamaker's, Strawb


Other buildings showed the value of following sustainable principles

Other buildings showed the value of following sustainable principles

2011-12-12 00:00:00

Phipps Conservatory executive director since 1994, Richard Piacentini said the impetus toward green building started with Phipps' multiyear


Madeleine Albright's pins reflect her diplomatic messages

Madeleine Albright's pins reflect her diplomatic messages

2011-12-11 00:00:00

Madeleine Albright, the first female secretary of state, really knew how to stick it to Saddam Hussein. After Ms. Albright, then ambassador


TWO SHOTS: Another Chapter

2011-12-11 00:00:00

Following in the footsteps of Charles "Teenie" Harris, Post-Gazette photographers Rebecca Droke and Bill Wade photographed and interviewed 2


Hotlist: 12/08/11

Hotlist: 12/08/11

2011-12-08 00:00:00

ALL WEEKEND Deck the Hall When The Carnegie Trees are unveiled today in the Hall of Architecture at Carnegie Museum of Art, they will have b


Chip Kidd lives out his comic book fantasy

2011-12-08 00:00:00

You e-mail Chip Kidd one minute, he's on the phone the next. The man who is known for his aesthetic sensibilities loves to talk, and he's be


WEEKEND GUIDE

2011-12-08 00:00:00

Holidays HOLIDAY LIGHTS CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS: Hartwood Acres, Hampton and Indiana townships. The 3.2-mile drive-through Christmas display f


Concept Art Gallery exhibit revisits plein air paintings of Fallingwater by Felix de la Concha

Concept Art Gallery exhibit revisits plein air paintings of Fallingwater by Felix de la Concha

2011-12-07 00:00:00

Those who missed the extraordinary body of paintings of Fallingwater by Felix de la Concha exhibited there in 2007 have an opportunity to se


Empty storefront, desperate robot provide whimsical art: 'Fraley's Robot Repair'

Empty storefront, desperate robot provide whimsical art: 'Fraley's Robot Repair'

2011-12-07 00:00:00

Walking past the storefronts on Sixth Street across from Heinz Hall, on a day when the hustle and bustle isn't too much, glance at the windo


Hot Art Spot - Art Basel Miami Beach Celebrates 10 Years

Hot Art Spot - Art Basel Miami Beach Celebrates 10 Years

2011-12-06 00:00:00

MIAMI BEACH, Fla.-- Signs for the 10th annual edition of Art Basel Miami Beach flutter in the balmy evening breeze. Preseason roads are near


The Sign Painter: Among the region's many 'ghost signs' is the fading legacy of 'Red' O'Donnell

The Sign Painter: Among the region's many 'ghost signs' is the fading legacy of 'Red' O'Donnell

2011-12-04 00:00:00

At Maurice "Red" O'Donnell's three-story house in Homewood, the phone rang constantly with calls from customers. That trilling telephone mea


Sale of Civic Arena ornaments extended

2011-12-03 00:00:00

Due to overwhelming demand, the sale of ornaments forged from the Civic Arena???s retractable dome has been extended until mid-December.


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