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Former Rollier’s store to become art gallery, cafe

By Matthew Santoni
The big, red barn-like building at a prominent corner in Mt. Lebanon will get a new tenant next spring when Koolkat Designs and the owners …

Superheroes teach lessons in real science at Toonseum exhibit

By Kurt Shaw
Batman has his suit of armor; Thor, his hammer; and Captain America, his shield. Each is legend. And while the stories behind the creation of …

Armagh artist gets posthumous showcase at Indiana museum

By Jeanette Wolff
Very few aficionados of American art have heard of Jacob Sweitzer, but the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County is hoping to change that …

Kids get in on the action with Children’s Museum’s ‘Bounce’ exhibit

By Kellie B. Gormly
Jason Bell’s little daughter, Nesta, eyes the colorful bouncing balls curiously as she toddles through the new exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. “It …

Art Review: ‘Breakup’ at James Gallery

By Kurt Shaw
With it’s high-tech theme based on pixelated imagery and fragmented forms, “Breakup,” the latest exhibit to open at James Gallery in the West End, offers …

Pittsburgh native returns for Biennial exhibit at Warhol

By Kurt Shaw
“Chuck Connelly: My America” is the final of eight exhibits associated with the Pittsburgh Biennial 2014. And, true to form, the Andy Warhol Museum exhibit …

Pop-culture icon Max drawn back to Burgh for retrospective

By Rachel Weaver
Pittsburghers will get the chance to let their imaginations travel through time via the career of a pop-culture icon when he returns to town this …

Art Review: Pop-Up Exhibition at Westmoreland @rt 30

By Kurt Shaw
“Gabe Felice and Jacob Stempky” features the work of two Pittsburgh-based artists that, although completely different, flow together seamlessly. The Pop-Up Exhibition is on display …

Mt. Pleasant collections at Heinz History Center topic of talk

By Cassandra Vivian
The Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum will present its October Speaker Series, featuring Anne Madarasz, who will speak 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the museum about …

Hunt show looks at plants with protection

By Kurt Shaw
With a thistle in its crest, it seems fitting that Carnegie Mellon University plays host to the exhibit “Dangerous Beauty: Thorns, Spines and Prickles.” At …

Westmoreland Museum receives large sculpture collection

By Rachel Weaver
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art has received an extensive collection of American sculpture. Featured in the collection are 55 works by 35 American sculptors, …

Art Review: ‘Pittsburgh Biennial 2014’ at Carnegie Mellon University’s Miller Gallery

By Kurt Shaw
The Pittsburgh Biennial exhibit at Carnegie Mellon University’s Miller Gallery — the sixth of seven exhibits associated with the biennial — features the work of …

Greensburg artist follows unusual path to creative career

By Greg Reinbold
Only an artist could assemble such an eclectic résumé. Jim Miller, 71, of Hempfield has been a monk, an author and an archaeologist, and a …

Mattress Factory Biennial exhibit draws on many media

By Kurt Shaw
Everyone loves a circus, but few can actually be part of one. That is, unless you stop by the Mattress Factory on the North Side …

Night at the museums: Adults get to play at Pittsburgh’s cultural spots

By Tribune-Review
If you’ve ever taken a child to one of Pittsburgh’s many cultural spots, you know how tempting some of those cool exhibits can be. But …

Pittsburgh exhibit aims to raise awareness of our planet, its people

By Kurt Shaw
Part of the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial, the exhibit “Public Record” will open Sept. 26 at Space in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Fall Gallery …

Rare Warhol paintings headed to Christie’s auction

By The Associated Press
Elvis Presley. Marlon Brando. Andy Warhol. The A-list trifecta of music, film and art is going on the auction block at Christie’s in November. “Triple …

Most Wanted owner brings his love of art cars to the Burgh

By Kurt Shaw 1:20 p.m.
On Sept. 27, Garfield will be overrun with art cars, as the Pittsburgh Art Car Festival returns to exhibit a vast array of creative modes …

Art Review: ‘Tom McNickle: Time & Place’ at James Gallery

By Kurt Shaw
For as long as landscape painter Tom McNickle can remember, the landscape around his Volant home has been the focus of his thoughts, time and …

Fresh, local exhibits show what makes Pittsburgh art

By Kurt Shaw
Pittsburghers like all things Pittsburgh, and this fall, that’s pretty much what’s in store. Or, we should say, in the galleries. That’s because the “2014 …