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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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)

By Shahum Ajmal | Staff Writer

April 5, 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 between the victim of the crash and police officers who responded to the scene, and feeling that...

Max “Gems” Gonzales: Artist most wanted

Though Max Emiliano Gonzales — known by his tag GEM$ — was arrested and fined for his illegal artwork, it doesn’t stop him from pursuing his craft in other ways.

By Elise Lavallee & Elise Lavallee

April 1, 2018

Before Gems and Apathy could watch the paint dry on another one of their masterpieces in Homestead, the pair started sprinting up the hill behind them — they realized a cop had become witness to their work. “We would run 30 yards, take a break and catch our breaths before running more until we...

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