Museums, Galleries & Architecture

Collages at Sewickley's Sweetwater Center assemble new meanings from odd items

Just as words can be made into poetry, practically any material can be made into art. Especially when combined with other materials or objects. That's ...

Westmoreland Museum work clicks for photographer

As manager of communications at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, Charlene Bidula handles social-media accounts, print and electronic newsletters, videos, photography — ...

Frick photo exhibit explores Parisian privilege in early 20th century

"Fast Cars and Femmes Fatales," opening Feb. 6 at the Frick Art Museum in Point Breeze, offers a glimpse into Parisian high society in the ...

Ancient Japanese crafts updated in N.Y. exhibit

Traditional Japanese crafts like tea-ceremony bowls, statuary, ornate lacquerware and precious dolls are given an edgy, individualistic update in an exhibit at the Museum of ...

'Pastoral Noir' offers new take on British landscapes

British landscape painters of the 18th and 19th centuries captured the sublime in nature. They found full expression in the art of J.M.W. Turner (1775-1881). "Pastoral ...

Carnegie Museum's new 'Pterosaurs' exhibit wows with size, speed, diversity

Millions of years ago, flying reptiles — some with wingspans as wide as F-16 fighter jets — sailed the skies over much of the globe. Although ...

Art review: 'The Other Side of Pop' at August Wilson Center

Art based on popular culture and mass media has been a part of American culture since the 1950s. A lot of artists are still working in ...

Artist donation largest in Mattress Factory history

A donation to the Mattress Factory by well-known artist James Turrell of a Skyspace artwork, estimated to be worth at least $1 million, is the ...

Deutschtown photography exhibit memorializes Pittsburgh's steel industry

In the early 1980s, German photographers Hilla and Bernd Becher photographed several of the blast furnaces inside Pittsburgh-area steel mills for their book "Blast Furnaces" ...

Art review: 'Art Inter/National Art Exhibition' at BoxHeart Gallery

Over the past 14 years, BoxHeart's "Art Inter/ National Exhibition" has featured the work of artists from more than 50 countries, including Angola, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, China, ...

Pittsburgh scientist helps in discovery of new dinosaur

Museum officials say a Western Pennsylvania scientist was part of a team that unearthed a new dinosaur in Argentina. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History in ...

North Side art exhibit expands on print-media approaches

"Printwork 2015," at Artists Image Resource, a printmaking studio on the North Side, features a variety of techniques, ranging from the traditional to the innovative, ...

Art review: 'Tony Havrilla' at Christine Frechard Gallery

The intoxicating smell of fresh oil paint is likely the first thing visitors will notice upon entering the Christine Frechard Gallery in Squirrel Hill. The second ...

Uptown sculptor favors clay in a big way

James Simon really gets into the head of his subjects. His entire body can fit inside the cranium of the 16-foot concrete saxophone player he ...

Space gallery's eco-art exhibit takes on sublime, sacred issues

"The Mountain and the Bumblebee," at Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Space gallery, Downtown, is a different kind of ecological-art exhibit, chiefly because it includes poetry. Featuring the ...

New face at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art making her mark

Emma Noonan of Ligonier became site coordinator of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art on Sept. 8, just two days after she turned 24. The ...

Art review: 'Except for the Sound of My Voice' at FrameHouse & Jask Gallery

One of the few carry-over exhibits from last year worth seeking out is "Except for the Sound of My Voice," on display at FrameHouse & ...

Good Fridays free at Warhol Museum in January

The Andy Warhol Museum's Good Friday events will be free in January, presented by UPMC Health Plan. The events offer free museum admission, a cash bar ...

Artist twists, bends views of Pittsburgh

"Douglas Cooper: Graphic Pittsburgh," at Concept Art Gallery, features large-scale drawings by a Carnegie Mellon University professor, interspersed with historic etchings and photographs of Pittsburgh ...

Verona photographer honored to be included in State Museum of Pennsylvania exhibit

When Tony Brandstetter was 7 years old back in 1967, his mom would give him $1.25 for the local drugstore in the Morningside neighborhood he ...