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Family, scholars of Virgil Cantini discuss late artist’s legacy

Artwork in Posvar Hall by Virgil Cantini, a Pittsburgh-based sculptor and founder of Pitt’s studio arts department.
November 20, 2020
The Pittsburgh-based sculptor and founder of Pitt’s studio arts department made over a dozen public works of art on campus and throughout the City.

University Art Gallery “illuminates” world of medieval manuscripts

The University Art Gallery will open its first online exhibition Wednesday.
November 17, 2020
The University Art Gallery will open their first online exhibition, “A Nostalgic Filter: Medieval Manuscripts in the Digital Age” with a virtual conversation and exhibit tour on Wednesday at 12 p.m.

Gender at the end of the world: Poet S. Brook Corfman discusses new book

Poet S. Brook Corfman is a current Ph.D. candidate in the English department’s critical and cultural studies program.
November 17, 2020
Corfman read excerpts from "My Daily Actions, or the Meteorites" during a Zoom seminar on Monday.

WPTS Radio wins national student podcast award

WPTS, Pitt’s student-run radio station, announced Tuesday that it received Best Podcast in College Broadcasters, Inc.’s National Student Production Awards for its “WPTS Impeachment Podcast.”
November 13, 2020
Pitt’s student-run radio station announced Tuesday that it received the Best Podcast award in College Broadcasters, Inc.’s National Student Production Awards.

Author Tina Horn discusses representation of sex work in post-apocalyptic fiction

Tina Horn speaks about
November 11, 2020
Horn said she hopes "SFSX" is one of the many stepping stones that helps other sex workers into the media and film industry, where they can tell their own stories uninhibited.

Pittsburgh vintage clothing stores preserve pieces from the past

Eons Fashion Antique is located in Shadyside and opened 35 years ago.
November 4, 2020
As brick-and-mortar retail becomes less popular with the availability of online shopping, Pittsburgh vintage clothing stores continue to sell pieces from days gone by.

Pitt students work with Mattress Factory, honor artist Greer Lankton

“It’s all about ME, Not You,” is Greer Lankton’s permanent installation at the Mattress Factory museum in the North Side and was created in 1996.
November 4, 2020
Along with housing the permanent exhibition of Lankton’s, the Mattress Factory is currently working on digitizing an archive of more than 15,000 of Lankton’s works in collaboration with Pitt students.

Staff Picks: Books to cozy up with

Staff Picks: Books to cozy up with
November 1, 2020
It’s November, and a particularly melancholic winter looms on the horizon. But as long as we’re staying in, we might as well get cozy, and there’s no better way to do that than with a good book.

Art exhibit asks students to put ‘mind into matter’

Rose Leonard submitted two pieces to the exhibit hoping to share her art and bring awareness to mental illness.
October 27, 2020
“Putting Mind Into Matter: An Art Exhibit on Mental Health & Creativity” is a virtual art gallery showcasing pieces that represent and visualize mental health and mental illness.

Hocus Pocus equips Oakland with occult objects

Hocus Pocus, located on Meyran Avenue, claims to be the oldest occult store in Pittsburgh, having opened 22 years ago.
October 27, 2020
With Halloween around the corner and spooky season coming to a close, one store in Oakland provides a mystical experience year-round.
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