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Pitt associate professor Christopher Nygren of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies program.

Pitt professor wins prestigious award from Renaissance Society of America

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor April 13, 2022
Pitt professor Christopher Nygren’s book, “Titian’s Icons: Charisma, Tradition, and Devotion in the Italian Renaissance,” received the Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Prize, the biggest prize for Renaissance scholars in the United States.
A patron visits the “Working Thought” exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Art on Monday.

CMOA ‘Working Thought’ exhibit creates conversation about economic disparity, labor

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer March 15, 2022
The work of 35 contemporary artists is featured in the new “Working Thought” exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Art, which is open until June 26. The exhibit highlights art that explores how economic disparity and labor have shaped American life past and present.
Zach Layhew, a Pittsburgh Glass Center artist-in-residence, works on the shape of a glass bottle.

Pittsburgh Glass Center encourages creativity in experts and novices alike

By Katelyn Kruszewski, Staff Writer March 14, 2022
Pittsburgh Glass Center, located in the City’s Friendship neighborhood, is a nonprofit public-access education center that includes an art gallery, glass studio and creative community center. The center offers classes and workshops, among other opportunities.
Guest speaker Laura Levitt discussed the relationship between art, trauma and healing while presenting her lecture, “The Afterlives of Trauma: Art and Memory.”

Levitt presents ‘Afterlives of Trauma’ lecture, opens for online Klenicki exhibit

By Anna Ligorio, Senior Staff Writer January 26, 2022
“The Afterlives of Trauma: Art and Memory” by guest speaker Dr. Laura Levitt aired as part of an opening discussion for Pitt’s Center for Bioethics and Health Law’s new virtual exhibit, “Experience, Integration, Expression: The Work of Norman Klenicki.”
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 12, 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 22, 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.
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