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Fall programming unclear for Center for Creativity

Pitt’s Center for Creativity is currently working to determine if and how its spaces will operate in the fall.

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer

July 22, 2020

Erik Schuckers, the Center’s manager of communications and programming, said the C4C is currently working to determine if and how their spaces will operate in the fall.

Exploring women and Warhol in new Warhol Museum exhibit

The first new exhibit since the Warhol’s reopening, “Femme Touch,” debuted June 29 at the museum’s North Shore location and will run until next January.

By Lucas DiBlasi, For The Pitt News

July 14, 2020

“Femme Touch” is an exploration of the women and femmes — feminine-aligned queer people — who Andy Warhol frequently associated with and made the subject of his art, according to the Warhol’s chief curator, José Carlos Diaz.

Artist collective combines art and activism

Redfishbowl Studios in Lawrenceville

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor

July 8, 2020

Redfishbowl and its collaborating artists are leading other initiatives to raise money for Pittsburgh organizations dedicated to bailing out protestors and supporting Black and trans people.

Carnegie Museums to reopen amid pandemic uncertainty

The Carnegie Museums will reopen to their members on June 26 and the general public on June 29.

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor

June 16, 2020

The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh will reopen later this month after a three-month closure, and visitors may have to treat each other like priceless works of art.

Poetry Partnership elevates voices of Black poets

The final community reading of the Poetry Partnership of Pittsburgh streamed last Wednesday.

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer

June 16, 2020

The reading featured 10 poets reading their work — Joss Green, Diarra Imani, Dani Janae, Medina Jackson, Maria Kent, Joy KMT, Crystal Massie, Tresa Murphy Green, Christina Springer and Jahqwahn Watson. Much of the subject matter revolved around themes of womanhood, motherhood, Black ancestry and what it means to be Black today in the United States.

Local bookstores offer anti-racist books for all ages

The City of Asylum and White Whale bookstores created anti-racist booklists that contain books that discuss race, culture and what it’s like being black in America.

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer

June 9, 2020

To help educate adults and children on racism, Pittsburgh’s City of Asylum and White Whale bookstores have created anti-racist booklists with books that discuss race, culture and what it’s like to be black in America.

Three Rivers Arts Festival brings Pittsburghers together digitally

The Three Rivers Art Festival will occur entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Kaitlyn Nuebel, For The Pitt News

June 9, 2020

Now in its 61st year, the Three Rivers Arts Festival normally brings about 500,000 people to the Cultural District, Gateway Center and Point State Park. But this year’s festival looks a little different from what most Pittsburghers have seen in the past.

Pitt professor captures pandemic through a camera lens

Ivette Spradlin, a professor of photography at Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University, has spent her quarantine taking portraits of Pittsburgers outside their family homes.

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer

June 2, 2020

Ivette Spradlin’s Instagram page is filled to the brim with images of people in masks posed in front of colorful and creative-looking homes, their gaze fixed on the photographer who takes their picture from at least 6 feet away.

Carnegie Museum of Art debuts online exhibition series with ‘Lake Valley’

Carnegie Museum of Art debuts online exhibition series with ‘Lake Valley’

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor

May 26, 2020

Disorienting sounds play as overlapping cut-out shapes slowly fill the screen, creating the mesmerizing landscapes of artist Rachel Rose’s “Lake Valley.”

‘Writing the Pandemic’ with the Center for Creativity

Nancy Kirkwood, an assistant at Pitt’s Center for Creativity, led participants in a virtual writing workshop on Friday afternoon.

By Anna Ligorio, Staff Writer

May 26, 2020

Pitt employees, undergraduates and graduate students who recently encountered pandemic-induced writer’s block needed to look no further than their laptop screens for some inspiration on Friday.

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