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Museums & Galleries

Antiques show at Oakmont Country Club keeps Kerr Memorial Museum going

By Pamela Murphy 9:00 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 ...

Art review: ‘Impressionist to Modernist: Masterworks of Early Photography’ at Frick Art Museum

By Kurt Shaw
In this age of digital photography, where many of us carry around dozens, even hundreds, of pictures on our smartphones, one might consider it a ...

Art in 3-D: Morgan Glass exhibit takes several shapes

By Kurt Shaw
In 2010, when the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh celebrated its 100th anniversary with its annual exhibition, Amy Morgan, owner of Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, wanted ...

Art review: ‘untitled iii’ and ‘Bridging the Landscape’ at Borelli-Edwards Galleries

By Kurt Shaw
There are two exhibits at Borelli-Edwards Galleries in  Lawrenceville that are worth seeking out for the unique approach each artist took to create the works. Jeremy ...

Carnegie Museum of Art cuts 7 staff positions in restructuring

By Bob Karlovits
The Carnegie Museum of Art is eliminating seven positions — six full-time and one part-time — and consolidating several others in a restructuring plan. “We ...

What’s the mood? Instagram entries to gauge city’s happiness, with results displayed on the Gulf Tower

By Michael Machosky
It’s not easy to gauge the mood of an entire city. But, through a new project by the Carnegie Museum of Art, you’ll be able ...

Richland artist’s painting sells at Masters of West exhibit in L.A.

By Rex Rutkoski
Award-winning Richland artist Robert Griffing’s life-long love for Native American culture continues to be recognized throughout the art world. His “Pushing Through the Billows,” a 50-inch ...

Greensburg Salem teacher’s murals adorn Westmoreland community

By Jacob Tierney
Raphael Pantalone scrawled his first mural on the wall of his father’s Greensburg funeral home, much to his mother’s displeasure. “I grabbed some crayons, and I ...

Adults needed to create bad art at Oakmont library

By Joyce Hanz
No talent is necessary at Oakmont Carnegie Library’s upcoming “Bad Art Nite” on Feb. 11. Adults are invited to free their imagination and forget the rules to create their worst art possible. Gaining popularity among libraries nationwide, the “bad art” concept encourages ...

Pitt’s Nationality Rooms director, 91, lives, works a multicultural life

By Rex Rutkoski
Friends and colleagues largely agree: E. Maxine Bruhns is one of the most interesting human beings they ever met. She just celebrated her 91st birthday ...

Warhol shows activist’s artwork

By Kurt Shaw
“Someday Is Now: The Art of Corita Kent,” at the Andy Warhol Museum, examines the legacy of a nun turned full-time artist and activist whose ...

Art review: ‘Attention ... Rising Star!’ at Gallerie Chiz

By Kurt Shaw
With a title like “Attention ... Rising Star!e_SDRq, the latest exhibit to open at Gallerie Chiz in Shadyside is sure to get attention, and rightly ...

Statues could be Michelangelo bronzes, British museum says

By The Washington Post
LONDON — Two bronze statues of men atop panthers, whose sculptor has long been questioned, are thought to be the only remaining bronze works of the Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo, a British museum announced Monday. The statues of the two muscular ...

Westmoreland museum spotlights artist John Kane’s late-in-life fame

By Natasha Lindstrom
John Kane struggled to survive in Pittsburgh in the early 1900s. He lost his infant son to typhoid fever and lost a leg to a train. ...

Exhibit at Kerr Museum in Oakmont explores grief during Victorian times

By Pamela Murphy
The little black dress may be the height of fashion today, but in Queen Victoria’s time, the color black was reserved for those in mourning. ...