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

Students paint the windows at Hemingway’s Cafe.

By Diana Velasquez, Staff Writer

October 24, 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

Luigi Toscano (left), creator of the “Lest We Forget” exhibit, holds hands with Solange Lebovitz (right), a Holocaust survivor, on Wednesday outside the Cathedral of Learning.

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

Tressa Glover tells the story of Mastoorah. Art as Activism: Excerpts from Khūrākī featured actresses who told the stories of three Afghan women who moved to America.

By MJ LaRocque, For the Pitt News

October 17, 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 3, 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

An installation from the new “Night Blooms” exhibit at the Mattress Factory.

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

Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne will perform at the Roxian Theater in McKees Rocks on Oct. 8.

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

Artwork on display at the Three Rivers Art Festival.

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.

PITT ARTS introduces students to Pittsburgh’s cultural scene

PITT ARTS introduces students to Pittsburgh’s cultural scene

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

June 30, 2019

There’s more to college than just classes and extracurriculars, especially at an urban campus. Pitt students can expect dozens of opportunities each year to get out into the City and experience something new.

Liberal arts clubs offer expressive outlet for students

Collision’s 2019 magazine.

By Sara Nuss, Staff Writer

June 29, 2019

Out of the 600 clubs offered at Pitt, there are about 50 centered around the liberal arts, including film, art, music and literature.

Local Art collectives foster Pittsburgh creativity

Hatch Art Studio in Point Breeze.

By Zainab Hakeem, For The Pitt News

June 29, 2019

Pittsburgh art collectives have naturally popped up to encourage the City’s creative output, helping artists go from pop-up art galleries and basement shows to large scale concerts and commissioned works.

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