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Wood Street Galleries’ interactive ‘Miracles’ exhibit asks tough questions

By Kurt Shaw
Imagine an insane asylum filled with robots and that’s what you get with “La Cour des Miracles” (The Court of Miracles), an interactive robotic installation …

Blum’s work shines a light on lives of those from Appalachia

By Kurt Shaw
“Appalachian hillbilly” is a term familiar to those who grew up within our tri-state region, but one that most fail to understand. From the Ma …

Pittsburgh well-represented in coast-to-coast billboard exhibit

By Alice T. Carter
Apparently Pittsburgh artists and donors have great taste. Seven American paintings with connections to Pittsburgh are among the 58 favorite works chosen by American voters. …

‘Modernist Pittsburgh’ shows educator Rosenberg’s impact

By Kurt Shaw
When Pittsburgh artist and instructor Samuel Rosenberg (1896-1972) retired from teaching in 1964, it signaled the end of an era. An art educator for nearly …

Children’s Museum offers theme days, discounts

By Kellie B. Gormly
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will be celebrating summer every day with “summer sale” activities. The “Play Is On Sale” promotion, from July 19 to Aug. 29, features discounted admission for kids wearing themed costumes on weekends. Other components include weather-dependent …

Art Review: ‘Mildred Sidorow: The Color of Sunshine’ at Christine Frechard Gallery

By Kurt Shaw
On display at Christine Frechard Gallery in Squirrel Hill, the exhibit “The Color of Sunshine” features over two dozen brightly colored abstract paintings by Mildred …

New visitor center makes the Frick more welcoming

By Alice T. Carter
When architect Jon Traficonte arrived at the Frick Art & Historical Center for the first time, he wasn’t quite sure where to go. Like a …

Glass works mix styles in Shadyside exhibit

By Kurt Shaw
Featuring the work of a dozen individual artists and one collaborative married couple, the exhibit “Synthesis2: Fusing & Kilnforming” at Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery in …

Saxonburg Artists Co-op will feature family’s generations of work

By Emma Deihle
Witness the work of a family of artists that spans generations at Saxonburg Area Artists Cooperative’s “Cicconi/Cicconi Show: A Two Man Show from 1860 to …

Sought-after Etna painter mixes love of dogs, outdoors and art

By Rex Rutkoski
After 25 years as a graphic artist, Lou Pasqua decided in his early 40s to revisit his original goal of learning how to paint. And …

Warhol show opens in Turkey

By Reuters
ISTANBUL — A show of Andy Warhol’s most evocative and familiar images in Istanbul’s Pera Museum portrays the pop-art great in a very personal light. …

Quecreek mine rescue transforms life of farm owner

By Alicia McElhaney
As the 12th anniversary of the Quecreek Mine rescue approaches, the owner of the dairy farm where nine miners were trapped underground for 77 hours …

Art Review: ‘The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Alumni & Student Show’

By Kurt Shaw
It has become an annual event, but given the font of talent, “The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Alumni & Student Show” doesn’t disappoint. This year, …

Greensburg art museum focuses on bringing in first-timers

By Bob Stiles
Claire Ertl wants to attract first-time visitors to the expanded Westmoreland Museum of American Art when it opens next year. Ertl, 36, of Shaler has …

Exhibit shows story behind the picture

By Kurt Shaw
The old adage “A picture is worth a thousand words” certainly holds true when walking through an art museum, but the latest exhibit to open …

Carnegie Science Center is letting visitors build with ‘Blue!’ exhibit

By Kellie B. Gormly
An imaginative Charlotte Lodge proudly shows off the giant “ship castle” the 4-year-old has constructed out of blue foam pieces, with help from fellow kids …

Auctioneer says Rachel Mellon sales could bring $100M

By The Associated Press
Some 2,000 objects from the estate of noted horticulturist and art patron Rachel “Bunny” Mellon will be auctioned this fall. Sotheby’s estimates the paintings, jewelry, …

Art Review: Three solo exhibits at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

By Kurt Shaw
Three solo exhibits at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts command attention above and beyond the “2014 Artist of the Year” and “2014 Emerging Artist …

‘Associated Artists’ exhibit spotlights variety in Western Pa.

By Kurt Shaw
It may be the Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s temporary exhibition space while the main facility undergoes renovation and expansion, but Westmoreland @rt 30 is …

Carnegie Museums board elects chairman

By Tribune-Review
The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh has elected William E. “Bill” Hunt as chairman of its board of trustees, museum officials announced Thursday. Hunt has been president of The Elmhurst Group, a company that invests in commercial real estate and the …