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Pitt alum Theresa Baughman showcases work from Arctic Circle expedition

Pitt alum Theresa Baughman showcases work from Arctic Circle expedition

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

An electrifying blue light shines on the entryway of Late Space, a quaint art gallery on Penn Avenue in Garfield. Within, visitors peruse the abstract line drawings and photographs of glaciers and Arctic waters hanging on the walls. Miscellaneous works of art, like an iceberg sculpture and audio recordings, are scattered around the room.

Pitt community gathers to share their six-word stories

Pitt community gathers to share their six-word stories

By Maggie Young, Contributing Editor

November 6, 2019

About 15 people gathered Monday afternoon in the Amy E. Knapp room on the ground floor of Hillman Library for Six Word Stories: an Interactive Exhibit.

George A. Romero Collection brings the dead to life

George A. Romero Collection brings the dead to life

By Sinead McDevitt, For the Pitt News

October 23, 2019

The undead strolled through the dimly lit first floor of the Hillman Library Wednesday night — past the grave of Nicholas Kramer, which Barbara (Judith O’Dea) clung to in after the first zombie attack in the 1968 film “Night of the Living Dead.”

Student Alumni Association paints the town blue and gold with new contest

Student Alumni Association paints the town blue and gold with new contest

By Diana Velasquez, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Every year at Pitt, the Student Alumni Association puts on its annual Paint the Town event the week before Homecoming. The week-long event gathers students to paint the town in Pitt’s colors.

Holocaust memorial exhibit “Lest We Forget” opens on the Cathedral lawn

Holocaust memorial exhibit “Lest We Forget” opens on the Cathedral lawn

By Hayley Lesh, For the Pitt News

October 21, 2019

“Lest We Forget” includes 60 individual photographs of survivors, 19 of whom are from Pittsburgh.

“Khuraki” exhibit brings Afghan immigrants’ stories to life

“Khuraki” exhibit brings Afghan immigrants’ stories to life

By MJ LaRocque, For the Pitt News

October 16, 2019

 A vase of red tulips sat on a table in front of a headscarf-clad woman at the Charity Randall Theater on Tuesday. She plucks a tulip from the vase and holds it up to the light, considering it and telling the story of the home she left behind in Afghanistan. 

“Lest We Forget” exhibit honoring Holocaust survivors comes to Pitt

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

October 2, 2019

Photographs from the German-Italian artist Luigi Toscano’s traveling exhibit “Lest We Forget” will line the pathway from the Cathedral of Learning to Heinz Chapel from Oct. 18 to Nov. 15.

Mattress Factory museum welcomes nine new exhibits

Mattress Factory museum welcomes nine new exhibits

By Hayley Lesh, For the Pitt News

September 30, 2019

The opening party for the new Factory Installed 2019 exhibitions at the Mattress Factory in North Side on Friday featured food, drinks and contemporary artwork. The event displayed nine new exhibitions in the Mattress Factory’s main building and in the museum’s annex located on Monterey Street.

Fall events you ‘autumn’ check out

Fall events you ‘autumn’ check out

By Sara Nuss, Staff Writer

August 19, 2019

From hitting up music festivals to attending sporting events, there are many ways for returning students to entertain themselves in the bustling City of Pittsburgh. With fall just around the corner, it’s best to keep in mind any upcoming opportunities to attend concerts, fall festivals and other celebrations that come with the change of the weather. 

Three Rivers Arts Festival celebrates 60 years

Three Rivers Arts Festival celebrates 60 years

By Sarah Connor, Senior Staff Writer

July 5, 2019

Three multicolored giraffe statues stand at the center of the Wyndham Lawn in Gateway Center Plaza downtown, covered in sporadically placed patches of pink, turquoise, yellow, purple and green. These giraffes are pieces of an art project called Ocean Sole Africa — one of the many major attractions for the 2019 Three Rivers Arts Festival.

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