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

By Kurt Shaw
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 …

Carnegie Museum exhibit invites a second look

By Kurt Shaw
If you’ve made your way to the Carnegie Museum of Art in the past two weeks, you might have noticed an 800-pound upright piano hovering …

Pittsburgh artists on display in Western art show

By Rachel Weaver
Some Pittsburgh talent is again on display at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art’s “Quest for the West” show and sale in …

Art Review: ‘Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors’ 2014 Annual Exhibition’ at Panza Gallery

By Kurt Shaw
Founded in 1935, the Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors is one of the oldest visual-art groups in our region. Even so, their latest annual exhibition, on …

Homewood artist’s ‘Fragments’ looks at cultures in our world

By Kurt Shaw
Through an amalgam of symbols, thread and variously printed and dyed fabrics, quilt maker Tina Williams Brewer creates works of art that are as much …

Carnegie Museum of Art swaps gift shop for updated design store

By Alice T. Carter
After five years of dreaming, 10 months of designing and planning and three months of renovation, the CMOA Design Store opens Sept. 6 in the …

New exhibit opens at the Carnegie Museum of Art

By Tribune-Review
Carnegie Museum or Art opens the first solo exhibition of Chilean-born, NYC artist Sebastian Errazuriz this weekend. This survey, the 73rd installment of the museum’s …

Art Review: ‘Mary M. Mazziotti: Recent Work’ at Borelli-Edwards Galleries

By Kurt Shaw
You may know her work from her darkly humorous murals along Tito Way, Downtown. Or perhaps, from one of her many art exhibits in Pittsburgh, …

ToonSeum founder, executive director Wos leaving Pittsburgh museum

By Michael Machosky
Joe Wos, founder and executive director of Pittsburgh’s ToonSeum will step down. Over the span of seven years, Wos took the ToonSeum from a small …

History Center exhibit details H.J. Heinz’s business acumen

By Bob Karlovits
Andy Masich says he knew the Senator John Heinz History Center was in a pickle. One of its more popular displays — on food industrialist …

Artist twists buildings to create ‘dancing city’

By Kurt Shaw
If you’ve had the chance to take a leisurely walk around Downtown this summer, you may have noticed a few curious architectural additions. Iconic buildings, …

Art Review: ‘Jay Knapp: 10 Years’ at Box Heart Gallery

By Kurt Shaw
Ever since Detroit artist Jay Knapp started making art in the late 1990s, it was clear his work was going to be an accumulation of …

Painting becomes 3-D version, piece by piece for Westmoreland Museum

By Bob Karlovits
Mark Henry has moved his diorama skills from dinosaurs to a real-life still-life. He is doing a 3-D version of “Fruit and Wine,” the famous …

‘Pittsburgh Biennial’ expands to 2 galleries

By Kurt Shaw
Featuring the work of two dozen artists with Pittsburgh connections, the exhibit “Pittsburgh Biennial 2014” is so chock-full of art it has spilled over from …

Art Festival on Walnut draws people to Shadyside from all over

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Kirill Novikov finds inspiration for his paintings on the road. That’s not unusual, since he has spent a large part of his life moving around. …

Children’s Museum teaming up for Eric Carle exhibit

By Tribune-Review
The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Mass., have begun talks to produce a traveling exhibit centered around the works of the famed children’s author. Carle is the author and illustrator …

Art Review: ‘Charlotte Dumas: Anima’ at Silver Eye Center for Photography

By Kurt Shaw
The exhibit “Charlotte Dumas: Anima” at South Side’s Silver Eye Center for Photography features several large-scale photographs of the majestic burial horses at Arlington National …

Phipps Conservatory names new science-ed director

By Tribune-Review
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Oakland has named Emily A. Kalnicky as its new director of science education and research. Kalnicky will oversee all science-education programs and the Botany in Action program at Phipps, conduct research with universities and …