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‘Dandy Andy’ tour takes a look at Warhol’s queer history

The Andy Warhol Museum’s “Dandy Andy” tour focuses on Warhol’s identity as a gay man in relation to the gay rights movement in the United States. (Photo courtesy of Andy Warhol, Small Acetate (Self-Portrait in Drag), 1980, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.)

By Jon Kunitsky, Staff Writer

August 20, 2018

The tour differs from regular museum tours by allowing visitors to learn more about Warhol’s boyfriends, his life as a gay man in New York City and how his art was subsequently influenced by the men in his life and the queer community.

Artisan Pittsburgh welcomes fans for Jeff Goldblum Day 2018

Artist Shervin Iranshahr paints a portrait of Jeff Goldblum as a part of Friday's Jeff Goldblum Day festivities.

By Delilah Bourque, Staff Writer

July 18, 2018

Everyone has celebrities they adamantly adore. For some, they’re heroes of westerns like John Wayne and Clint Eastwood, while for others they’re sex symbols like Angelina Jolie and George Clooney. For a certain group of people, there is one man who perfectly embodies all that a celebrity shou...

Future Tenant features feminist art in new exhibit

Jenna Houston used a collection of silk prints to form their piece

By Jon Kunitsky | Staff Writer

July 11, 2018

A placard awaits guests entering the Future Tenant artist space on Penn Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. “Through their various forms of artistic expression, [these artists] refuse to give in to the burdens of the male gaze. Instead, they yell back at the catcaller,” it reads, welcoming guests to t...

Art, music, pets and vets: SouthSide Works Exposed

Pittsburgh-based children’s band Kelsey Friday & the Rest of the Week performed a variety of covers and original songs, including The Beatles’ “Blackbird,” at SouthSide Works Exposed on Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By Shahum Ajmal and Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot | TPN Staff

July 11, 2018

As the City of Pittsburgh wound down from Fourth of July celebrations and stormy weather, the South Side neighborhood prepared for the 14th annual SouthSide Works Exposed arts festival from July 6 to 8. The event was sponsored by City Vets PGH, a new urgent care veterinary practice in the South S...

Annual Three Rivers Arts Festival kicks off downtown

A variety of musical groups, including folk and soul performers, take to the main stage during Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh’s annual free ten-day arts festival. (Photo by Anne Amundson | Staff Photographer)

By Zachary Donovan | Staff Writer

June 6, 2018

The City of Pittsburgh’s North Side was filled with the sound of country music and the sight of about 25 tons of trash this past weekend as the Kenny Chesney concert took over Heinz Field and the surrounding parking lots for tailgates. But across the river from the hard-partying country fans, a different crowd...

Lawrenceville Art Crawl leaves visitors in awe

Christan Miller, owner of Eclipse Tattoo in Springdale, sits outside the Ravenwood Collective on Butler Street with her artwork on display at the 2018 Lawrenceville Art Crawl. (Photo by Jon Kunitsky | Staff Writer)

By Jon Kunitsky | For The Pitt News

May 30, 2018

Betsy Lewis, Emmy Brown and Emily Richards walked down Butler Street amid sun-showers and humidity Saturday afternoon. As rising juniors at Pitt majoring in microbiology, neuroscience and physics, respectively, they ventured out of Oakland to admire local art displayed along the sidewalks of Lawrence...

Free for students: Art, exercise, buses and more!

Graphic by Christian Snyder | Editor-in-Chief

By The Pitt News Staff

May 30, 2018

One of the best perks of being a student at Pitt is the Panther Card. In addition to all of the traditional purposes a student ID serves, like holding dining passes, granting access to dorms and registering for on-campus events, a Panther Card can be a ticket to a new world of entertainment for stude...

Sneak peek: Free entertainment for this summer in the City

Locals enjoy watching a free movie in the park on Flagstaff Hill in Oakland.
(The Pitt News File Photo)

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

May 23, 2018

Now that college students have finished their finals and high school students are going to prom, the summer season is truly about to begin. The City of Pittsburgh is ready to celebrate the sunny months with some free outdoor events. Typical summer events — like the Independence Day celebration ...

Don’t Call Her Honey: Ciara Gray artist spotlight

Photos by Jane Millard | Visual Editor

By Siddhi Shockey | Staff Writer

May 16, 2018

When she was a young artist in first grade, Ciara Gray brought an assignment to the front of the class to show the teacher her work — how she’d ripped a portrait from a magazine in half and pasted it to paper, sketching in the missing half of the model’s face. Now, marks of Gray’s creativity are etched...

Maxo Vanka’s legacy lives on in Millvale Murals

The mural “Mary, Queen of Croatians” is one of many created by Croatian artist Maxo Vanka in the nineteenth century. (Photo courtesy of Rob Long)

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

April 10, 2018

As a town known for its iron manufacturers and lumber mills, Millvale seems like an unlikely place to house a spectacular art collection. The former industrial borough — located at the northernmost tip of the Allegheny river trail across the 40th Street bridge — doesn’t boast much in terms of outward ...

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