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Westmoreland Museum of American Art steps into online dance contest

By Cynthia Bombach Helzel
Museums have a reputation as stuffy places populated by people who are too serious to cut loose and have a little fun. The staff of ...

Art review: ‘Martin Prekop’ at Art Space 616 in Sewickley

By Kurt Shaw
Sewickley’s newest gallery, Art Space 616, recently opened its inaugural exhibition featuring the work Martin Prekop, Carnegie Mellon University art professor and former dean of ...

Visual artists want to scan you for Carnegie Museum of Art event

By Michael Machosky
Ever considered a 3-D scan of your own head? Internationally acclaimed visual artists Ewelina Aleksandrowicz and Andrej Wojtas — who go by the moniker Pussykrew — ...

$3.5M glass sculpture’s story begins, ends in rural community of Dunbar

By Liz Zemba
A $3.5 million glass sculpture by a world-renowned artist that graced a Virginia billionaire’s estate sits crated and virtually unnoticed in the unlikeliest of places ...

Warhol museum names new director of exhibitions

By Tribune-Review
The Andy Warhol Museum has appointed Keny Marshall as its director of exhibitions, beginning April 28. Most recently, Marshall was a consultant working with artists and museums to design, fabricate and install interactive artworks and complex installation projects. He earned a ...

Shadyside gallery’s ‘Teapots!’ continues annual quest for elegance of form

By Kurt Shaw
Now in its ninth year, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery’s “Teapots!” exhibit has grown in scope and scale like never before. Featuring the work of more ...

History Center looks at Pittsburgh’s role in WWII

By Bob Karlovits
Walter Patton of Glassport knows quite clearly how World War II was won on the beaches of Normandy as well as in the factories of ...

Art Review: ‘Kate Joyce: Original Furniture and Sculpture’ and ‘Back and Forth’ at Borelli-Edwards Galleries

By Kurt Shaw
Two exhibits at Borelli-Edwards Galleries offer a well-rounded experience. Furniture maker and artist Kate Joyce displays original furniture and sculpture in the main gallery. And ...

Andy Warhol Museum names new Milton Fine Curator of Art

By Tribune-Review
The Andy Warhol Museum has appointed Bartholomew Ryan as its Milton Fine Curator of Art. Ryan assumes his role May 18. He replaces Nicholas Chambers, who ...

Rothko, van Gogh works could sell for $40 million each

By The Associated Press
A late Vincent van Gogh landscape and a 1954 work by Mark Rothko that once belonged to Rachel “Bunny” Mellon are going on the auction block next month. Van Gogh’s “The Allee of Alyscamps” from 1888 could sell for more ...

CMU’s Hunt Institute exhibit takes bird’s eye view of art

By Kurt Shaw
Bird nests. From the brick canyon of the city to the backyards of the suburbs, we all know what they look like and, in basic ...

Masterworks to go on stealthy display at Smithsonian

By The Washington Post
There will be no fanfare, preview or even a mention in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s spring calendar about its new, nearly clandestine exhibition of American masterworks from the turn of the past century. “Nineteen American Masterworks” won’t even get a ...

Art review: ‘A World Imagined: Kelli Connell and Sara Macel’ at Silver Eye

By Kurt Shaw
Photography as an art form has long been recognized as a medium that can move the viewer beyond mere image. The current exhibit at Silver ...

Avedon exhibit features portraits of 1960s-70s newsmakers

By The Associated Press
An exhibit focusing on Richard Avedon’s photos of political and cultural newsmakers invites visitors to rethink the concept of portraits in the age of the selfie. “Richard Avedon: Family Affairs” opened April 1 at the National Museum of American Jewish ...

Glass Center exhibit encourages participation, perception, play

By Kurt Shaw
“ABC@PGC,” on display in the Pittsburgh Glass Center’s Hodge Gallery, is an exhibition with not just a message, but one in which visitors can make ...

‘Big Little Show’ at Irma Freeman Center makes big deal out of miniature art

By Rex Rutkoski
There is a world that we can control, one that can take us back in time, propel us deep into the future or keep us ...

Art review: ‘Unloaded’ at Space

By Kurt Shaw
In “Unloaded,” at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Space gallery, Downtown, images of guns and the consequences of their use are presented from a number of ...

Carnegie Museum exhibit shows how art is preserved

By Kurt Shaw
Think of it as a bit of housekeeping and a whole lot of fun, with education thrown in. With “Uncrated: The Hidden Lives of Artworks,” visitors ...

Gun used by agent who helped jail Capone headed to museum

By The Associated Press
MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J. — The gun is a triumph of American craftsmanship from the early 20th century, its sleek barrel familiar to anyone raised on the ...

Pittsburgh native tapped as Carnegie International curator

By Alice T. Carter
Pittsburgh native Ingrid Schaffner will return to town as the curator of the 57th Carnegie International set to open in the fall of 2018 at ...