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The painting Musica by Kate Elizabeth Bunce.

Frick Museum’s ‘Victorian Radicals’ exhibit displays art from the UK

By Katelyn Kruszewski, For The Pitt News November 11, 2021
Victorian Radicals debuted Nov. 6 at Pittsburgh’s Frick Art Museum and will be on display through Jan. 30, 2022. The exhibition features a series of artworks that have never been exhibited outside of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum on Fifth Avenue in Oakland.

Pittsburgh museums students should see before they graduate

By Katelyn Kruszewski, For The Pitt News November 8, 2021
There are multiple museums in the Pittsburgh area that students, faculty and staff can enjoy for free with a valid Pitt ID.
In partnership with the August Wilson House, the University Library System at Pitt’s Hillman Library is the first stop of an exhibit showcasing new and original artwork created by ten local Pittsburgh artists.

‘Art for August’ traveling art exhibit celebrates playwright’s legacy

By Maria Scanga, Staff Writer November 2, 2021
Pittsburgh playwright August Wilson may have passed away in 2005, but the Hill District native left a strong legacy — which the “Art for August” traveling exhibit is helping keep alive.
An ofrenda for Día de los Muertos and Día de los Santos set up by Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies in Posvar Hall’s Global Hub on Friday. The ofrenda will stay up until Nov. 3.

CLAS celebrates Día De los Muertos in Global Hub

By Anna Ligorio, Senior Staff Writer October 31, 2021
Vibrantly colored and intricately designed “papeles picados” swayed in the air above an ornately decorated table — adorned with yellow and orange marigolds, string lights, photos and monarch butterflies in Posvar’s Global Hub on Friday.
Sharif Bey’s exhibit “Sharif Bey — Excavations” at the Carnegie Museum of Art on Oct. 11. The exhibit opened Oct. 2 and runs through March 6, 2022.

Sharif Bey’s artwork featured at Carnegie Museum at Art

By Maria Scanga, Staff Writer October 28, 2021
Sharif Bey’s artwork was influenced by where it is now displayed — the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History. Titled “Sharif Bey — Excavations,” the exhibition opened on Oct. 2 and is part of the museum’s rotating exhibitions.
The University Art Gallery welcomed guests back in-person with live music and art from members of Womens of Vision, Inc. on Wednesday.

Women of Visions celebrates 40 years

By Sinead McDevitt, Contributing Editor October 21, 2021
Live music and art welcomed guests back to the University Art Gallery on Wednesday, marking both the 40th anniversary of the formation of Women of Visions as well as the gallery’s first in-person exhibit since February 2020.
The Black Lives in Focus initiative aims to celebrate and showcase Black lives, voices and experiences in an engaging and direct way. As part of one of their exhibitions, various artwork is now on large scale display along the Omicron Delta Kappa walkway of the Cathedral lawn.

Black Lives in Focus art exhibition opens on Cathedral lawn

By Maria Scanga, Staff Writer September 9, 2021
Artwork by local Pitt artists focusing on Black lives are now on large-scale display along the Omicron Delta Kappa walkway of the Cathedral lawn, the space between the Cathedral of Learning and Heinz Chapel.
“Making home here” debuted on Thursday night with a free community block party, which included games of hopscotch, jump rope, a DJ and vegan food trucks.

‘Making home here’ exhibit debuts quarantine inspired art at The Mattress Factory

By Jessica McKenzie, Staff Writer September 2, 2021
“Making home here” is this year’s first in-person exhibition at the Mattress Factory, centering around themes of equity in the arts. The exhibit will run until late spring 2022.
A 100-foot long brightly colored dragon stands at the end of The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium’s lantern-filled tunnel, one of the attractions of the zoo’s Asian Lantern Festival event.

Pittsburgh Zoo glows with animal-themed Asian Lantern Festival

By Maria Scanga, Staff Writer August 26, 2021
As a part of their newly unveiled Asian Lantern Festival — which opened on Aug. 14 and is set to run through Oct. 30 — the Pittsburgh Zoo has brought animal-themed and handmade lantern art throughout the entire zoo’s route.
The Center for Creativity is finally opening their second space this year, the Text & conText Lab space, located in the Hillman Library.

Center For Creativity prepares for fall with new strategies, workspaces

By Julia DiPietro, For The Pitt News August 18, 2021
The Center for Creativity opened a new creative space a few weeks ago on the third floor of the Hillman Library, called Text & conText, where students can try out bookbinding, papermaking, calligraphy, a Vandercook proof press and more.
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