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Museums & Galleries

‘Art Inter/National’ exhibit is an impressive showcase

By Kurt Shaw
Box Heart Gallery’s 14th annual “Art Inter/National” exhibit, on display now, showcases the works of 20 artists from around the world. For this exhibit, the gallery ...

‘Mister Rogers’ moves to new neighborhood — Heinz History Center

By Kellie B. Gormly
From now on, it will be a beautiful day in the neighborhood every day for Fred Rogers fans at the Senator John Heinz History Center. The ...

Art review: ‘Danny Bracken: Here’ at 707 Penn Gallery

By Kurt Shaw
Danny Bracken’s first solo exhibit in Pittsburgh, “Here,” is all about the present moment. The small but ambitious exhibit at 707 Penn Gallery, Downtown, features a ...

Silver Eye’s photo exhibits tell strong stories

By Kurt Shaw
For Christopher Meerdo, presenting his 3-minute video “Untitled (redactions)” in Silver Eye Center for Photography’s “Fellowship 15” exhibit is an opportunity to join in “national ...

Director Jackson helping to open WWI museum

By The Associated Press
Director Peter Jackson says he’s putting his energy into helping launch a museum to commemorate World War I after finishing his “Hobbit” movie trilogy. If he has any plans for future blockbusters, he’s not saying. Jackson was speaking last week ...

Pittsburgh’s Toonseum hires interim director

By Michael Machosky
The Toonseum, Pittsburgh’s museum of comics and  cartooning Downtown, has a new interim executive director, Tammy Aupperle. Aupperle runs TB Aupperle Consulting LLC, and has been chair of the H.J. Heinz Company Foundation, development director at the Carnegie Library of ...

‘Photo Jazz’ brings the music into the light

By Joyce Hanz
Lead your eyes on a visual journey with a visit to Penn State New Kensington’s current art exhibit, “Photo Jazz: Come and See the Music.” ...

Art review: ‘Chris McGinnis: Thrust Excavation’ at Westmoreland @rt 30

By Kurt Shaw
Formed in 1879, the U.S. Geological Survey was created to map uncharted public lands, assess mineral wealth and determine the potential habitability of the frontier. ...

Retired Salem educators’ carving work will benefit Redstone Highlands

By Stacey Federoff
Marty and Joyce Briner’s second careers started with snakes. Marty Briner, who was a Boy Scout commissioner, carved walking sticks featuring snakes in the late 1980s ...

Color is key in new Carnegie Mellon exhibit

By Kurt Shaw
A small but tidy exhibit at Carnegie Mellon University’s Miller Gallery features a portfolio of prints and 16 original color studies by legendary Swiss graphic ...

Art review: ‘Christopher Boring: Along The Path II’ at Future Tenant

By Kurt Shaw
Painter Christopher Boring, 25, grew up in Springdale and lives in Bloomfield. He says while growing up, he was always interested in fantasy, myths and ...

Plum resident creates driftwood monsters

By Joyce Hanz
When does an ordinary piece of driftwood become extraordinary? When it falls into the hands of George Gavasto and becomes a whimsical piece of art for ...

Pair of Pittsburgh-area artists draw inspiration from surroundings

By Kurt Shaw
Vibrant mixed-media paintings by Zivi Aviraz of North Oakland are interspersed at Christine Frechard Gallery in Squirrel Hill with warm sculptures made from natural materials, ...

Art review: ‘Ron Copeland: Illuminations’ at Borelli-Edwards Galleries

By Kurt Shaw
Lawrenceville-based artist Ron Copeland grew up in Canton, Ohio, in the 1980s and ’90s, when business in the Rust Belt city was in full swing. “I ...

Fort Pitt Museum to be closed most of January

By Tribune-Review
The Fort Pitt Museum at Point State Park, Downtown, will be closed from Monday through Jan. 30 for exhibition maintenance and updating, the museum announced Wednesday. Work will include the installation of new interactive activities for children, maintenance of the museum’s ...

A&E notebook: Heinz History Center extends steamboat exhibit

By Tribune-Review
The “Pittsburgh’s Lost Steamboat: Treasures of the Arabia” display at the Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District has been extended a week, ...

Printed works make statement through image, technique at North Side studio

By Kurt Shaw
Featuring prints created by 33 artists from around the country, “Printwork 2014” at Artists Image Resource, features innovative techniques combined with solid conceptual thinking. “There are ...

Pittsburgh native curator of National Naval Aviation Museum

By Michael Machosky
Growing up in Pittsburgh, Dina Linn was always amazed by classmates who said things like, “History is so boring.” “I thought they were cheating themselves,” Linn ...

Art review: ‘Recent Works by Sheila Cuellar-Shaffer’ at 709 Penn Gallery

By Kurt Shaw
More than two dozen semi-abstract paintings by Columbian-born artist Sheila Cuellar-Shaffer of Hempfield fill the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s 709 Penn Gallery, Downtown, with color and ...

‘Early Mona Lisa’ painting traced to English noble

By Reuters
GENEVA — Researchers looking into the provenance of a painting dubbed the “Early Mona Lisa” reported recently that they had identified an English noble who ...