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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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Mimesis | ‘Whiplash’: A Life in Art

Mimesis | ‘Whiplash’: A Life in Art

By Chloe Woodruff, Staff Writer March 28, 2024
Mimesis is a biweekly blog that discusses media through a philosophical and narrative lens.
Nicole Fleetwood speaks at the 10th annual Black History Month lecture series at the Heinz History Center on Wednesday night.

Heinz History Center lecture showcases importance of art in prison

By Tanya Babbar, Senior Staff Writer February 25, 2024

Over the course of a decade, Nicole Fleetwood interviewed over 6,000 incarcerated artists about their experiences creating art in prison, an environment where space, materials and time are limited.  Fleetwood,...

The sign for the exhibit “Unseen: Permanent Collection Works” in the Andy Warhol Museum.

Andy Warhol Museum unveils more than 60 previously never-displayed Warhol works

By Irene Castillo, Staff Writer January 28, 2024

Andy Warhol’s works ponder questions of mundanity, sexuality and icons, with images of Marilyn Monroe and Campbell soup cans found throughout the five floors of the Andy Warhol Museum on the North Side....

The Carnegie Museum of Art

Pitt first-year Imaan Saeed wins Carnegie Museum inclusive art competition

By Irene Castillo, Staff Writer January 22, 2024

Imaan Saeed had not considered art as a profession until recently. The first-year molecular biology and studio arts major won a prize at the “Envisioning a Just Pittsburgh” competition, the Carnegie...

Snack Landscape, 2020. Gabrielle (Gabe) Wolfe.

South Side art exhibit celebrates food in a casual creative space

By Tanya Babbar, Staff Writer November 29, 2023

“Buttery Spread,” an art exhibition that uses food as both a subject and a medium, invites visitors to indulge their child-like curiosity. Build a tower out of paper doritos. Look at a kayak shaped...

Artwork at the Teal Gallery on Thursday.

‘It breaks down that isolation’: Teal Gallery displays art from student survivors of sexual assault

By Tanya Babbar, Staff Writer November 13, 2023

When a student-led gallery of art and writing from survivors of sexual assault opened its doors on Thursday evening, the clothes that survivors wore when they were assaulted hung on clotheslines across...

Offbeat | How I’m Finding Meaning in Art: ‘Having Fun/Good Life, Symptoms’ by Bruce Nauman

Offbeat | How I’m Finding Meaning in Art: ‘Having Fun/Good Life, Symptoms’ by Bruce Nauman

By Jillian Rowan, Staff Writer November 10, 2023
In this week’s installment of Offbeat, staff writer Jillian Rowan dissects Bruce Nauman’s art installation at the Carnegie Museum of Art.
Installation view of “Unsettling Matter, Gaining Ground” at the Carnegie Museum of Art.

Art confronts industrial horrors in Carnegie Museum’s ‘Unsettling Matter, Gaining Ground’ exhibit

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer October 26, 2023

At the Carnegie Museum of Art, a haunting, melancholic melody replaces the usual tranquil notes of classical music. The art exhibit “Unsettling Matter, Gaining Ground” transforms the gallery into a...

Attendees at the Fall Exhibition Reception in the Frick Fine Arts Building on Thursday.

New University Art Gallery exhibits highlight vibrant Caribbean culture

By Trinity Foster, Senior Staff Writer October 15, 2023

Sylvia Rhor Samaniego, curator and director of the University Art Gallery, hopes that the gallery’s most recent exhibition celebrating Caribbean culture makes Latinx, Black and Brown students feel welcome...

Aki Onda’s performance Spirits Known and Unknown” featuring Eyvind Kang in the Miller ICA at Carnegie Mellon University on Friday.

Impossible Music exhibit at Carnegie Mellon reexamines the meaning of music

By Jiya Narwal, Staff Writer October 1, 2023

Clay microphones, a self-playing piano and a cassette machine playing archival tapes captivated visitors at the “Impossible Music” exhibit at Carnegie Mellon University. The showcase explores musical...

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