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Opinion | Art doesn’t have to be miserable to be good

Opinion | Art doesn’t have to be miserable to be good

By Anna Fischer, For The Pitt News September 27, 2021
No matter how many different emotions we have, humans are perpetually drawn to sad art. But art doesn’t have to be miserable to be good, folks.
Opinion | You don’t need to be a critic to value art

Opinion | You don’t need to be a critic to value art

By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Columnist June 23, 2021
Everyone deserves a chance to appreciate resonant art without the aura of mystery that art museums often shroud themselves in, and museums should be doing everything they can to cultivate a non-elitist, welcoming experience.
Argyle Studio held its grand opening last Thursday, offering Oakland a unique space for artistic retail. The pop-up shop represents the diversity of the Oakland community through a variety of products, including the creative work of over 30 local artists and vendors.

Local Pittsburgh artist studio opens on Forbes Avenue

By Jessica McKenzie, For The Pitt News June 2, 2021
Argyle Studio, a new pop-up artist’s shop in Oakland, came to fruition through the right-and-left-brain mother-daughter duo, Christine and Brigette Bethea. The pair envisioned Oakland’s newest retail space and brought it to life with a grand opening last Thursday.
The cast of “She Kills Monsters” met over Skype to rehearse for its virtual July production.

Opinion | The importance of uplifting student artists during a pandemic

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist August 16, 2020
Artists spend their lives fighting an often uphill battle to be remembered and valued. And in the midst of a global pandemic, this fight is more important than ever, senior staff columnist Julia Kreutzer argues. It’s on everyone — not just creatives themselves — to find innovative solutions to foster an industry that has been silently devastated by the pandemic.
Pitt students often intern at the Carnegie Art Museum and other Pittsburgh art museums, but the museums are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New museum studies major proposed

By Anna Ligorio, Staff Writer May 12, 2020
Students interested in the museum world can currently complete a museum studies minor through the history of art and architecture department, but the department is now working on a new major option.
Senior studio arts major Azize Altay Harvey has had to figure out ways to finish art projects at home while learning remotely.

Studio arts department holds digital senior exhibition

By Maggie Young, Contributing Editor April 14, 2020
Azize Altay Harvey, a senior studio arts major, couldn't get her supplies out of the Frick Fine Arts Building before it closed.
Opinion | Take an art break

Opinion | Take an art break

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor December 8, 2019
Art is accessible for everyone, and so instead of taking a workout break or going shopping to relax this finals week, we should all just consider taking an art break.
An installation from the new “Night Blooms” exhibit at the Mattress Factory.

Mattress Factory museum welcomes nine new exhibits

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.
Artwork on display at the Three Rivers Art Festival.

Three Rivers Arts Festival celebrates 60 years

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.
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)

Annual Three Rivers Arts Festival kicks off downtown

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...

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