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Opinion | The importance of uplifting student artists during a pandemic

The cast of “She Kills Monsters” met over Skype to rehearse for its virtual July production.
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.

New museum studies major proposed

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.
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.

Studio arts department holds digital senior exhibition

Senior studio arts major Azize Altay Harvey has had to figure out ways to finish art projects at home while learning remotely.
April 13, 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
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.

Mattress Factory museum welcomes nine new exhibits

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

Three Rivers Arts Festival celebrates 60 years

Artwork on display at the Three Rivers Art Festival.
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.

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)
June 5, 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...

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)
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,...

Don’t Call Her Honey: Ciara Gray artist spotlight

Photos by Jane Millard | Visual Editor
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...

Women hone craft at Art House in Homewood

The Tuesday Night Monologue Project, in which female-only guests are invited to participate in writing workshops and share responses to prompts, is held in Vanessa German’s Art House in Homewood. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)
April 4, 2018

As Vanessa German and a group of artists were about to settle in for a night of writing and discussion in her house, a car crash outside derailed the March evening. The group witnessed an altercation...

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