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‘Collector’ exhibit shows another side of famed photographer Michals

By Kurt Shaw
While the exhibit “Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals” at the Carnegie Museum of Art defines the storied career of the McKeesport native and legendary ...

Art review: ‘Obsessions’ at Space gallery in Cultural District

By Kurt Shaw
Six artists from around the country explore the nature of compulsion in “Obsessions,” an exhibit at Space gallery in the Cultural District, Downtown. “These artists ...

Google taking ‘street view’ technology into museums

By Alice T. Carter
For the past three years, it has been possible to tour the great art galleries of the world without leaving home. Got a longing to examine ...

Kiln-formed works take center stage in Glass Center showcase

By Kurt Shaw
Featuring works on the cutting edge of kiln-formed glass, “Emerge/Evolve,” is the first exhibit at the Pittsburgh Glass Center dedicated solely to this technique. Kiln-formed glass ...

Diocesan Heritage Center in Greensburg to feature Madonna collection

By Bob Stiles
A century-old Madonna and child icon with a storied past will be on display when the Catholic Diocese of Greensburg opens its heritage center to ...

Art review: Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts’ Regional Juried Art Exhibition

By Kurt Shaw
Featuring 66 works by 66 artists in a variety of media, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts’ 19th annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition is ...

Trio of exhibits make an impression in Shadyside

By Kurt Shaw
Three group exhibits by Pittsburgh-area artist guilds fill both floors of gallery space at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Shadyside. The Craftsmen Guild of Pittsburgh, ...

Pennsylvania museums begin divvying up bequest of Dick Scaife artwork

By Natasha Lindstrom
A peculiar mix of tension and excitement filled the upstairs gallery floor of Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s temporary location on Route 30 in Unity ...

Gallery owner recalls Scaife’s excitement for art, knowledge

By Natasha Lindstrom
Bill Vareika had never heard the name Richard M. Scaife when the billionaire showed up one day in the late 1980s at his Newport, R.I., ...

Light show: Solo exhibit serves as ‘Spectator’ to effects of exposure

By Kurt Shaw
It’s hard to think of photographs as objects. But they are, especially photographs in the traditional sense, such as those printed as gelatin silver prints. ...

Verona’s Holiday Event gives gifts that keep on giving — art

By Debbie Black
For a showcase of unique gifts by local artists, visit the Boulevard Gallery’s fourth-annual Holiday Event from Dec. 6 to 27 in Verona. “A gift of ...

Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild exhibit documents artists’ other types of good works

By Kurt Shaw
The works of three documentary photographers in the exhibit “Being Good,” on display at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, showcase three talented individuals who are using their ...

Bunny Mellon auction fetches $218 million

By Natasha Lindstrom
Elite collectors have put a price tag on more than 1,500 items that belonged to reclusive American socialite Rachel “Bunny” Lambert Mellon: $218.1 million. That’s ...

National Portrait Gallery asks public to vote for art

By The Washington Post
The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., pulled three images from its vast collection last month and asked through the Internet that one be chosen to hang in a prominent space. The ballot gave biographical information about the choices — ...

Westmoreland exhibit pairs portraits with still lifes

By Kurt Shaw
While the Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s temporary location, Westmoreland @rt 30 in the former Stickley Audi & Co. furniture store in Unity, may be ...

Hitler watercolor sold for $162,000 at auction

By The Associated Press
BERLIN — A watercolor of Munich’s old city hall painted by Adolf Hitler a century ago has been sold for $162,000 at an auction in ...

Art Review: ‘Dee Briggs: The Perception of Value’ at the Mine Factory

By Kurt Shaw
Up until a few months ago, the house on the corner of Park and Swissvale avenues in Wilkinsburg looked like any other in the neighborhood. ...

Artists borrow natural forms, objects in Morgan Glass exhibit

By Kurt Shaw
Featuring the work of 10 glass artists from around the country, as well as a ceramicist from Korea, the exhibit “Texture & Tension” at Morgan ...

Carnegie Museum commissions work from two artists

By Rachel Weaver
Carnegie Museum of Art has obtained new commissions from artists Antoine Catala and Shannon Ebner. Both projects are part of Orphaned Images, an investigation within the ...

2 Warhol works fetch $151.5 million in New York auction

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Extremely rare portraits by Andy Warhol of Hollywood superstars Elvis Presley and Marlon Brando were among the highlights at a record-breaking auction ...