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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Chalk Fest’s Third Annual Event Kicks Off Pittsburgh RiverLife’s Summer Event Schedule

Chalk Fest’s Third Annual Event Kicks Off Pittsburgh RiverLife’s Summer Event Schedule

By Quinn Cilea, Culture Editor June 6, 2024

Pittsburgh RiverLife kicked off its summer event schedule with the third annual Chalk Fest, which took place from May 25-26. The event occurred on the North Shore next to PNC Park and featured chalk artists...

Photos by Justin Merriman on display at the ART Heals Pittsburgh exhibit in the Public Health Building.

ART Heals Pittsburgh showcases the role of community art in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

By Amber Frantz, Staff Writer April 19, 2024

When quarantine began in March of 2020, the kitchen table became the classroom and the living room couch served as the conference room for business meetings. Lockdown ushered in a wave of isolation and...

A Sufi whirler performs during Fann Club’s Sufi Whirling Night on Saturday evening in the William Pitt Union.

Newly formed Fann Club celebrates Middle Eastern arts through Sufi whirling event

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer April 5, 2024

In a room filled with the aroma of Persian cuisine, three dancers gracefully took the stage, whirling to the serene melodies of traditional musical instruments. This Sufi whirling event, hosted by the...

Objects on display at the “Camp on Campus” exhibit in the Cathedral of Learning on Mar. 4.

‘Camp on Campus’ exhibit examines the ‘camp’ aesthetic in media through the ages

By Irene Castillo, Staff Writer March 23, 2024

“Camp” took social media by storm when the organizers of the 2019 Met Gala chose Susan Sontag’s essay “Notes on Camp” as its theme. On March 4, it took on Pitt’s campus with a one-day-only...

Nicole Fleetwood speaks at the 10th annual Black History Month lecture series at the Heinz History Center on Wednesday night.

Heinz History Center lecture showcases importance of art in prison

By Tanya Babbar, Senior Staff Writer February 25, 2024

Over the course of a decade, Nicole Fleetwood interviewed over 6,000 incarcerated artists about their experiences creating art in prison, an environment where space, materials and time are limited.  Fleetwood,...

Sylvia Rhor presents “Dumping Slag” Tuesday afternoon in the University Art Gallery.

University Art Gallery, environmental groups discuss Pittsburgh’s industrial pollution in art

By Daniella Levick, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

The University Art Gallery hosted an object lesson on Aaron Bohrod’s 1947 painting “Dumping Slag” on Tuesday. The lesson, which took place in the gallery’s study room in the Frick Fine Arts building,...

The David C. Frederick Honors College in the Cathedral of Learning.

Honors College hosts Changemakers in Art panels for Black History Month

By Daniella Levick, Staff Writer February 18, 2024

The David C. Frederick Honors College hosted their three-part Changemakers in Art series last Thursday and Friday, with events in the Center for Creativity’s Understory in the Cathedral of Learning,...

Love letters from Tuesday evening’s workshop in the Text and conText Lab of Hillman Library.

‘Love in Letters’ participants print labors of love on Hillman’s 19th-century press

By Livia Daggett, Contributing Editor February 16, 2024

Red is the quintessential color of love, festooning the first half of February each year. But according to Megan Massanelli, archives and special collections engagement and outreach librarian for the University...

An artist works on a tattoo for a customer at the Pittsburgh Tattoo Expo on Saturday at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

‘Ink-curious’: Pittsburgh Tattoo Expo creates crossroads for the country’s tattoo enthusiasts

By Quinn Cilea, Staff Writer February 15, 2024
The Pittsburgh Tattoo Expo hosted tattoo artists, parlors and shops in the Wyndham Grand Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh last weekend.
The sign for the exhibit “Unseen: Permanent Collection Works” in the Andy Warhol Museum.

Andy Warhol Museum unveils more than 60 previously never-displayed Warhol works

By Irene Castillo, Staff Writer January 28, 2024

Andy Warhol’s works ponder questions of mundanity, sexuality and icons, with images of Marilyn Monroe and Campbell soup cans found throughout the five floors of the Andy Warhol Museum on the North Side....

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