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

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

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.

Staff picks: Hidden gems of Pitt

Students at the Center for Creativity.

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.

Frick Fine Arts debuts ‘Africans in India’ exhibit

The “Africans in India” exhibition is open at Pitt until March 21.

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.

NAACP speaker discusses overlapping injustices

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)

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 to Jacqueline Patterson, director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, some ...

Poets and performers explore black futures

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

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 to sepia tone to a washed-out golden color which reflected the clouds of dust and destruct...

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

Nina Young's photograph titled,

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 of a sea-goddess. The University Art Gallery hosted a joint opening of two art exhibitions ...

Asian-American film festival comes back to PGH

(Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

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 as we keep an eye out for them. The 12th annual Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival will sc...

Retro Oakland: taking a look at Pitt campus buildings

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

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’ New Student Guide that was published earlier in the summer, I started a series — Retro Oakland — that f...

Last step: Pitt students hold inaugural film festival

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

By John Hamilton / Assistant News Editor

April 18, 2017

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 organizer, who would hand Freeman the festival’s most popular picture award two days later. ...

‘Exposure’ celebrates black local artists

Mobutu Reynold's

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, where public art and street murals decorate the urban fabric. But a new exhibit in the Frick ...

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