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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 ...

Art review: ‘Rebecca Lessner: Hunter Gatherer’ and ‘Joey Kennedy: Light & Landscape’ at Penn Galleries

By Kurt Shaw
Two photo exhibits, side by side at the moment in Penn Avenue galleries, Downtown, offer two perspectives from behind the camera. Rebecca Lessner’s “Hunter Gatherer” exhibit ...

Overholt, Frick families have ties to West Overton Village and Museums

By Karl Polacek
The West Overton Village and Museums is on Route 819 between Route 119 and Scottdale in East Huntingdon. According to Jessica Kadie-Barclay, museums managing director, ...

Pittsburgh Photo Section anniversary shows skill, luck of good images

By Kurt Shaw
Pittsburgh is home to some of the oldest art clubs in the country, from the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, which was founded in 1910, to ...

Art Review: ‘Fabrizio Gerbino: New Paintings’ at Galerie Werner

By Kurt Shaw
Though Pittsburgh has long been associated with its industrial past, just as prominent has been its legacy with the arts. Hundreds of artists and craftsmen ...

Carnegie Museum exhibit looks at van Gogh, his influences

By Kurt Shaw
“Visiting van Gogh” offers visitors to the Carnegie Museum of Art a rare chance to see four masterpieces from a crucial moment in the life ...

Art review: ‘Exhibitionˆ3: Documenta 5, Harald Szeemann, The Artists’ at Pitt’s University Art Gallery

By Kurt Shaw
Art exhibitions are all about the work shown in them. But some art-related exhibits are about an art exhibition itself. “Exhibition^3: Documenta 5, Harald Szeemann, The ...

Think outside the box: Carnegie Museum of Art uncrates some secrets

By Rex Rutkoski
A nine-week creative adventure began March 9 as a first-of-its-kind “peek behind the curtain” at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland. “Uncrated: The Hidden Lives ...

‘Arts Alive’ celebrates work from 5 Alle-Kiski-area high schools

By Kyle Lawson
An art degree isn’t for everyone, but every artist deserves at least one chance to display his or her work, St. Joseph High School art ...

Carnegie Museum exhibit examines detached empathy of digital age

By Kurt Shaw
The Internet may have brought the world closer, but it still keeps reality at a distance. That’s the message behind a new exhibit in Carnegie Museum ...

The Look: Exhibit shares fashion of Lauren Bacall

By Leanne Italie
On stage, screen and magazine covers, Lauren Bacall was known as “The Look,” but in her regular life, the late icon described her style as ...

Art review: ‘Nine Solo Exhibits’ at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

By Kurt Shaw
Nine solo exhibits showing on both floors of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Shadyside offer a variety of contemporary viewpoints. The first one visitors ...

Antiques show at Oakmont Country Club keeps Kerr Museum going

By Pamela Murphy 11:28 p.m.
It’s been a long, cold winter. But next weekend, antiques enthusiasts will be able to shake off their cabin fever, escape the winter doldrums and ...

Contemporary Craft artists create mashups of styles and materials

By Kurt Shaw
It’s not often that an art exhibit can alter one’s perception of size, scope and scale. But walking among Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor’s colossal creations, on display ...

Carnegie Science Center’s ‘H2Oh!’ exhibit explores everything water

By Kellie B. Gormly
When you stand in the Carnegie Science Center on the North Shore and gaze out at the confluence of the three rivers, you see just ...

Sewickley painter turns hobby into successful career

By Kellie B. Gormly
Artist Claire Hardy may be a southern California native, but you would never know it based on her oil paintings depicting Pittsburgh’s industrial past. Hardy, a ...

Art review: ‘Sideways Museum’ at Space

By Kurt Shaw
According to a recent survey by the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Census Bureau, only 21 percent of adults visited an art ...

Museum offers Enigma encryption

By The Associated Press
A little-known war museum outside Boston is drawing back the curtain on a key secret of “The Imitation Game,” giving visitors a rare chance to use the complex Nazi Enigma coding machines at the center of the Oscar-nominated film. The ...