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The oil paintings of Mary Ethel McAuley, a Pittsburgh journalist and artist, are on display in the Frick Fine Arts building.

Pittsburgh artists reflect on femininity and female bodies in two new exhibits

By Nadiya Greaser, For The Pitt News February 18, 2020
The oil paintings were part of an exhibit on Mary Ethel McAuley, a Pittsburgh journalist and artist, and the quilted skirt was part of an accompanying exhibit called Three Artists (Three Women). The exhibits will be on display in the University Art Gallery until March 28.
Students at the Center for Creativity.

Staff picks: Hidden gems of Pitt

By The Pitt News Staff July 2, 2019
Pitt’s campus can be a bit overwhelming at first. With so many streets, buildings and classrooms, it can be difficult to explore every nook and cranny of Pitt’s corner of Oakland. Here are some hidden gems on campus to look out for.
The “Africans in India” exhibition is open at Pitt until March 21.

Frick Fine Arts debuts ‘Africans in India’ exhibit

By Maya Best, Staff Writer February 19, 2019
“Africans in India” arrived at Pitt’s University Art Gallery in the Frick Fine Arts building on Feb. 15 in celebration of Black History Month.
Jacqueline Patterson, the director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, advocates for reducing harmful emissions and advancing energy efficiency and clean energy at the Environmental Justice is Racial Justice is Gender Justice event hosted by Unkind Institute in the Frick Fine Arts Building. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

NAACP speaker discusses overlapping injustices

By Remy Samuels | Staff Writer March 27, 2018

Environmental injustice can affect anyone, whether they are an African-American with asthma living in the South Side of Chicago or a low-income white family living near a toxic waste plant. But according...

The event was hosted by the Center for African American Poetry and Politics. (Photo by Issi Glatts l Staff Photographer)

Poets and performers explore black futures

By Anna Bongardino | Contributing Editor October 5, 2017

Projected onto a screen behind the stage of the Frick Fine Arts building, images of demolition were overlaid with the slow motion image of a woman twirling in a bright blue skirt. Colors shifted from negatives...

Nina Young's photograph titled,

Wasteland-scapes: Frick Fine Arts Building hosts environmentally-conscious art exhibits

By Prachi Patel / Staff Writer September 18, 2017

Floorboards creaked as visitors shuffled around to get a closer view of the medley of landscapes, which included underwater photographs, silk Chinese scrolls depicting sloping mountains and an Inuit print...

(Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Asian-American film festival comes back to PGH

By Lexi Kennell / Culture Editor September 6, 2017

In an age when the United States prides itself on diversity but is plagued with racism, it’s important to support arts from all different cultures. Opportunities to do just this are everywhere, as long...

Langley Hall after an explosion in 1977. (Photos via ULS Archives)

Retro Oakland: taking a look at Pitt campus buildings

By Lexi Kennell / Culture Editor August 21, 2017

Students walk down Fifth and Ruskin Avenues and pass Langley Hall every day, but many have no idea that two people died in an explosion in that very building about 40 years ago. In The Pitt News’...

Students gathered in Frick Fine Arts auditorium to watch submissions to the first Pitt Film Festival. John Hamilton | Contributing Editor

Last step: Pitt students hold inaugural film festival

Nick Freeman had until 5 p.m. Saturday to submit his film for the first Pitt Film Festival, a showcase of short Pitt student films. He submitted it two minutes before deadline to Jake Savitz, the festival’s...

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‘Exposure’ celebrates black local artists

By Eric Acosta / for The Pitt News November 24, 2015

What once was a coal city is now a center for culture and creativity. Pittsburgh’s transformation from a steel city to an artistic hub is evident in neighborhoods like the Hill District and Lawrenceville,...

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