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Children’s Museum exhibit celebrates works of author Eric Carle

By Michael Machosky
At the Diamond Wire Spring Co. in Ross, a cacophony of mechanical noises reverberates off the ceiling and around the shop floor. These ...

Painter shows off ‘90 Pittsburgh Neighborhoods’ in 1 exhibit

By Kurt Shaw
Painter Ron Donoughe is passionate about Pittsburgh. So much so that between the summer of 2013 and 2014 he spent an entire year painting in ...

A-K Heritage Museum’s doors — and windows — opening to public again

By Joyce Hanz
The Allegheny-Kiski Valley Heritage Museum prides itself on bringing local history to life. Unfortunately, their efforts have been thwarted all winter because necessary window replacements have ...

Museum in John Wayne’s Iowa hometown celebrates his life

By The Associated Press
Like many rural communities, the central Iowa city of Winterset has an idyllic town square, variety stores and a historic movie theater. But Winterset also has a unique claim to fame: It’s the birthplace of John Wayne, and a new ...

New Fort Pitt Museum exhibit explores early settlers captured by Indians

By Bob Karlovits
By the time they moved to the colonial frontier, many European settlers knew there was a good chance they’d be “adopted” — which meant being ...

Art review: ‘All Terrain Vehicle’ and ‘Bound’ at James Gallery

By Kurt Shaw
At James Gallery, two exhibits fill the West End space with a variety of contemporary viewpoints — “All Terrain Vehicle,” exploring the contemporary landscape through ...

Retrospective shows inspiration keeps coming to Zimbicki

By Kurt Shaw
Her work has been featured in the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art, she’s designed costumes for “Don Juan” at ...

Film recalls little 1940s Pittsburgh gallery that had big impact in art world

By Rachel Weaver
The story has all the makings of an urban legend. A small Pittsburgh gallery attracts artists who go on to become some of the most ...

Art review: ‘Pop-Up Exhibition: Scott Hunter’ at Westmoreland @rt 30

By Kurt Shaw
Painter Scott Hunter says he’s been making abstract and figurative paintings for a long time. “I always thought the two would merge at some point, ...

Painting honors Western Pennsylvania’s Hall of Fame quarterbacks

By Mark Kaboly
There are 23 modern-era quarterbacks in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Six are from Western Pennsylvania: Joe Montana, Jim Kelly, Joe Namath, Dan Marino, ...

Shadyside’s Gallerie Chiz celebrating 20 years while looking ahead

By Kurt Shaw
It was another First Friday Art Walk on Ellsworth Avenue in Shadyside, and Ellen Chisdes Neuberg, along with her assistant Aaron Regal, were busy getting ...

Art review: ‘Rolling Hills, Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape’ at Frick Art Museum

By Kurt Shaw
With works by luminaries such as Claude Monet and J.M.W. Turner, “Rolling Hills, Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape” promises to wow the Pittsburgh ...

Philadelphia museum brings art — copies — to public areas

By The Associated Press
The Philadelphia Museum of Art plans to bring its paintings to the people, placing reproductions of famous works outdoors in about dozen communities over the coming months, officials said April 30. The “Inside Out” initiative, funded by a $340,000 grant ...

Sweetwater photo exhibit shows images don’t have to reflect real life

By Kurt Shaw
In an age when digital photography is the norm and the use of image-altering programs like Photoshop is widespread, it’s no longer possible to accept ...

Art review: Gianna Paniagua and Tamara Natalie Madden at Penn Galleries

By Kurt Shaw
Two exhibits on display at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s 707 and 709 Penn Galleries, Downtown, exemplify the notion of physical and mental healing through art. At ...

A&E notebook: Depreciation Lands Museum opening May 3 with day for kids

By Tribune-Review
The Hampton-based Depreciation Lands Museum is opening for the season on May 3 with Children’s Heritage Day. Kids of all ages can enjoy activities like marbles, jump ropes, hopscotch, playground games and soap bubbles. Kids can make a toy at ...

‘Diversity Catalyst’ sees role as way to build Carnegie Museums’ audience

By Rex Rutkoski
When we don’t try to understand the challenges and opportunities of diversity, inclusion and accessibility, we lose a lot more than we might consider, says ...

Artists look at mis-remembering lives

By Kurt Shaw
“Screen Memories,” a collaboration between Point Park University and the Andy Warhol Museum, includes the work of four Pittsburgh-area artists selected by Jessica Beck, assistant ...

Westmoreland Museum of American Art steps into online dance contest

By Cynthia Bombach Helzel 12:59 p.m.
Museums have a reputation as stuffy places populated by people who are too serious to cut loose and have a little fun. The staff of ...

Art review: ‘Martin Prekop’ at Art Space 616 in Sewickley

By Kurt Shaw
Sewickley’s newest gallery, Art Space 616, recently opened its inaugural exhibition featuring the work Martin Prekop, Carnegie Mellon University art professor and former dean of ...