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‘Feeling of hope’ on Indigenous Peoples’ Day as City prepares Columbus statue removal

Protesters gather at the Columbus statue, now covered, Monday evening.

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor

October 13, 2020

As a child, Miguel Sague III often walked by the Christopher Columbus statue near Phipps Conservatory and wondered why a man who killed his ancestors had a monument. Sague, who was born and raised in Pittsburgh, is a member of the Taíno people — the first Indigenous group that Christopher Columbus encountered on his expedition in 1492.

From Phipps to the Carnegie Museum of Art: all the culture new to Pitt in 2020

The Phipps Conservatory will have its “Orchid and Tropical Bonsai show: Out of the World” from Jan. 18 to March 8.

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

January 6, 2020

As the spring semester begins and classes resume, finding something to do is a challenge for many in the dreary, often cold and wet weather in the Pittsburgh wintertime.

Cooking at the conservatory: Phipps offers cooking classes

Chef Kaufmann teaches a tomato and garlic-themed cooking class in Phipps Conservatory Sunday evening. (Photo by Sam Weber | Contributing Writer)

By Sam Weber, Staff Writer

August 27, 2018

Phipps Conservatory has always offered its beautiful gardens to the public, but recently added a new attraction — cooking lessons. Throughout this culinary arts course, local chefs teach students about different cuisines to empower students to find their own talents in the kitchen.

Free for students: Art, exercise, buses and more!

Graphic by Christian Snyder | Editor-in-Chief

By The Pitt News Staff

May 30, 2018

One of the best perks of being a student at Pitt is the Panther Card. In addition to all of the traditional purposes a student ID serves, like holding dining passes, granting access to dorms and registering for on-campus events, a Panther Card can be a ticket to a new world of entertainment for stude...

Ashley Cecil displays ‘Birds and Botany’ at Phipps Conservatory

Ashley Cecil’s work is intended to raise awareness about the issue of bird window collisions and offer a solution. Her window film, which is used to cover windows to prevent bird collisions, is sold in the Phipps Conservatory gift shop. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

By Emma Maurice | Staff Writer

January 30, 2018

Just inside Phipps Conservatory, Ashley Cecil has created the illusion of Springtime in the midst of a harsh Pittsburgh winter — blooming flowers and songbirds rest on bright yellow backdrops along the walls of the Welcome Center, greeting visitors as they escape the cold. Cecil found inspirati...

Poetry: Phipps Conservatory

(Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Maggie Koontz | Columnist

January 26, 2018

My lover is like a cactus. His prickly spines deter others. He lives in the dry desert room, surrounded by sand, under the hot sun. I wish I could visit him, but I am planted in a different room. I am a daisy in a garden, held captive in a conservatory, in humid tasteless air, surrounded by other flower...

Phipps Conservatory’s orchid show a display of floral obsession

Phipps Conservatory's orchid show a display of floral obsession

By Amanda Ford / Staff Writer

January 28, 2014

Phipps Conservatory’s master gardener, Dave Buresch, talks about orchids as one would a lover. He speaks in complex soliloquies about their personalities, delicate beauty and the specific but simple ways to care for them. To make an orchid bloom is an art; to allow one to die is not simply stupid,...

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