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Art & Exhibits



15 Minutes Gallery. Art by Burton Morris, through Aug. 31.

28 West Second Gallery. Group Exhibition: Kyle Fischer, Stephen Haynes & Mike Prather, through May 29.

707 Penn Gallery. dark & shiny night (photographs by Robert Raczka), through June 13.

709 Penn Gallery. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Photographs by Abelardo Morell, through June 25.

American Jewish Museum. Between Heaven & Earth (works from an illuminated Torah by Ilene Winn Lederer, through July 20; To Speak Her Heart (works by Leslie Golomb and Barbara Broff Goldman), through June 30.

click to enlarge Twisted Pair, Andy Warhol Museum, through Sept. 5
Twisted Pair, Andy Warhol Museum, through Sept. 5

The Andy Warhol Museum. Playboy Redux: Contemporary Artists Interpret the Iconic Playboy Bunny, through June 19; Bunny Yeager: The Legendary Queen of the Pin-Up, through June 19; Jose Rufino: Blots & Figments (mixed-media work by the Brazilian artist), through July 18; Twisted Pair: Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol, through Sept. 5; I Just Want to Watch: Warhol's Film, Video and Television, ongoing. Plus permanent exhibits.

Artspace 105. Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Education Exhibit.

Bost Building. Common Canvas: Pennsylvania's New Deal Post Office Murals, through Aug. 12.

BoxHeart Gallery. Reeling in the Years (10th-anniversary exhibition featuring new and previously exhibited artists), through June 19. (Party: Sat., May 29).
Carnegie Museum of Art. Forum 64: Cecil Balmond (room-sized installation by the famed engineer), through May 30; Imagining Home: Selections from the Heinz Architectural Center, through May 30; Gods, Love and War: Tapestries and Prints from the Collection, through June 13; Caricature, Satire and Comedy of Manners: Works on Paper from the 18th through 20th Centuries, through Aug. 15; Past Meets Present: Decorative Arts and Design, ongoing. Plus permanent exhibits.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Lord of the Crane Flies, through Oct. 10; Population Impact, ongoing. Plus permanent exhibits.

Christine Frechard Gallery. James Guentner, John Eastman & Marina Mozhayeva, through June 18.

The Clay Place. Kirk Mangus: Story Bowls

Fast>>fwd Gallery. A Restless Farewell (group exhibit by graduating seniors form California University of Pa.), through May.

Father Ryan Arts Center. Artistic Dimensions Works by Del Monte & Black (fine art and photography), through May 30.

Fein Art Gallery. Fresh Paint: Sue Schneider, through May 28.

Frick Art and Historical Center. Small But Sublime: Intimate 19th-Century American Landscapes, through Sept. 5. Plus permanent collection.

Gallerie Chiz. Dennis Bergevin: Character Studies (works in clay and mixed media), through June 12.

Gallery on 43rd Street. Recent Work by Dylan Critchfield-Sales, through July 2.

Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts. 37th Annual Hoyt Regional Juried Exhibition, through May 28.

Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. Botanicals: Environmental Expressions in Art, through June 30.

Irma Freeman Center for Imagination. Antiquated & Future (or Imaginary) Technology (group show); Pathways: Paintings by Irma Freeman.

LaFond Galleries. Simply La Fond Galleries (group show), through June.

Mattress Factory. Nothing Is Impossible (new works by Karl Burke, Rhona Byrne, Brian Griffiths, Bea McMahon and Dennis McNulty), through Aug. 8. Plus permanent exhibits.

Matthews Arts. The Art of William Wetzel, through May 29.

Meadowcroft Rockshelter & Museum of Rural Life. Archaeological site, Indian village, colonial village and more, with "insider" rockshelter tours July 10 and Sept. 11.

ModernFormations Gallery. I Dream About Sharks: The Work of Masha Vereshchenko (drawings), through May.

Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery. Teapots! (fourth invitational), through May 29.

Photo Antiquities. Women in Photography, ongoing; The History of Photography, ongoing.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Summer Flower Show: Gargoyles in the Garden, through Sept. 12. And permanent exhibits. 

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Solo & Collaborative Exhibits (Pastoral Deluxe, by Elin Lennox; RECALL, by Ben Hernstrom & Frank Ferraro; Shifting Panoramas, by Elizabeth Mooney; Inisiaqpunga and the Waking, by Thea Augustina Eck; and The Inherent Pull, by James R Southard), through June 13; Fiberarts International 2010, through Aug. 22.

Pittsburgh Glass Center. From the Earth to the Fire and Back (local juried exhibition of artwork about the environment), through June 13.

Sen. John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center. The Stories That Touch Our Lives: Images from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009, through June; Discover the Real George Washington, through July 18; It Happened: The Courier Was There -- A Fiber Art Retrospective by Tina Williams Brewer, through October. Plus permanent exhibits.

Sewickley Gallery & Frame Shop. Works by Claire Hardy (oil paintings), through May 30.

Shaw Galleries. Joan Milsom: The Long Span (oils, watercolors and mixed media), through May 29.

Silver Eye Center for Photography. These Strange Adventures: The Art of Maggie Taylor, through Aug. 21.

Society for Contemporary Craft. Fiberart International 2010, through Aug. 22; Cornography (Craig Nutt's exhibit about farming's heritage and future), through Aug. 22. 

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown. An American Landscape: Interpretations of the Artist, through Sept. 10. 

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley. America's Spirit Revealed: Photographs by Skip Allen, through July 25.

Sweetwater Center for the Arts. Life as an Artist (group show by Quaker Valley eighth-graders), through June 4.

The Toonseum. The Art of Akira (original artwork from the anime classic), through July 18.

University of Pittsburgh Law Building. Landscapes (photographs by James Wesley Morar), though May 31.

Wood Street Galleries. Claudia Hart: Empire (multi-screen digital animations), through June 20.

Zombo Gallery. Cute and Creepy (art by Nathan Mazur and Jess Ah Ka), through May 28.





May 28

Future Tenant. Annual City High Charter School Student Exhibition, through June 11.


June 1

Matthews Arts. The Fabric Art of Mayota Hill, through June 30.

Space. Congo Women (photographs from the contemporary Congo), through July 25.


June 2

Artspace 105. Embark. Embrace. Destroy: Sculpture of Chad Whitaker, through June 30.


June 4

937 Liberty Gallery. The Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors' 75th Anniversary Open, through June 13. 

Artspace 105. Art for Sale (fundraising exhibition for the Steel Valley Arts Council).

Fast>>fwd Gallery. Group show, through June 26.

Father Ryan Arts Center. Impressions of Pittsburgh (works blending photography and art by Andre Brabham), through June 25.

Filmmakers Galleries. Interstitial (group photography show by local artist collective Ag Works, through Aug. 1. 

Garfield Artworks. Breaking News (works by collagist Richard Schnap), through June 25.

LaFond Galleries. Art by Son House, through July 10.

Mendelson Gallery. Secrets: Moslem Women Behind the Veil (Greg Williams' large-scale photographs from Dubai), through June 26.

ModernFormations. Quel Dommage! The Artwork of Siblings Beth and Charles Steidle, through July 17.

Morgan Contemporary Glass. Expertease (group show), through Aug. 28.

Zombo. Eric Luden, through June 25.


June 5

3rd Street Gallery. Rebirth (group show), through July 16. 

Luke and Eloy Gallery. Hybrids (metal forms by Ana M. Lopez) and Contain (all-medium themed group show), both through July 17.


June 6

Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Westmoreland Juried Biennial (juried exhibition for regional artists), through July 4.


June 11

Sweetwater Center for the Arts. Standing Out From the Crowd (themed group photography show), through July 2.


June 12

Artists Image Resource. AIR Summer Open-House Party, plus openings for: Prints from the Aukland Print Studio; Print Portfolio from Poznan, Poland; and Works by Brazilian Artist Jose Ruffino.

Carnegie Museum of Art. Design Competition: New Cottages at Fallingwater, through Aug. 22.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Pittsburgh Adorned: Classic to Contemporary (historic jewelry exhibition).


June 18

Gallerie Chiz. AAP Centennial Artists exhibition opens.

Mattress Factory. Summer in the City: 2010 Urban Garden Party.


June 19

Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Life: A Journey Through Time (multi-year photography project by Frans Lanting), through Jan. 9.

Christine Frechard Gallery. Archive (work by Adrienne Heinrich, Bonnie Pittsburgh and Angelo de Martin), through July 23.


June 22

Boxheart Gallery. Spotlight on Pastels (group show by the Pittsburgh Pastel Artist League), through July 17.


June 25

707 Penn Gallery. Slush Puppies (immersive installation, with snacks, by Jonathan Chamberlain), through July 4.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Interplay (Associated Artists of Pittsburgh group show with Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts members), through Aug. 22.


June 30

Mendelson Gallery. Works by Jack Weiss and Vanessa German (Mendelson Award winners at last year's Associated Artists Exhibition), through July 17.


July 1

Matthews Arts. The Paintings of Pat Quinn, through July 31.


July 2

Artspace 105. Bill Osbourne, photographer, through July.

Carnegie Museum of Art. Forum 65: Jones, Koester, Nashashibi/Skaer: Reanimation (experimental moving images), through Oct. 3.

Gallerie Chiz. Randie Snow: Mixed Media and Mary Culbertson Stark: Mixed Media, through July 24.

Pittsburgh Glass Center. Hot Stuff, John Miller's Pop-style rendering of a diner, complete with glass burgers, and a retrospective sampling of his work, through Sept. 26.


July 3

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Annual one-day YART sale (with works by more than 100 artists).


July 4

Meadowcroft Rockshelter. 19th-century Independence Day (vintage games, cooking demo, pie-eating contest).


July 9

709 Penn Gallery. Tar Baby Jane and Doowop -- Everything You Need For Your Modern Household – Mercantile (installation and performance by Vanessa German), through Aug. 30.

Zombo Gallery. Step Scullio, through July 30.


July 10

Sweetwater Center for the Arts. Pittsburgh Tattoo Works (featuring the work of local professional tattoo artists), through Aug. 20.


July 16

Cultural District Gallery Crawl. One night, multiple venues, Downtown.

Wood Street Galleries. Inner Body/Outer Experiences (interactive artwork by Airan Kang, Matt Stokes, Lawrence Malstaff, Luc Courchesne and Jim Campbell), through Sept. 12.


July 20

BoxHeart Gallery. Paintings by Joren Dykstra, through Aug. 14.


July 22

Mendelson Gallery. AAP Annual Salon des Refusee (yearly showcase for artists excluded from the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh annual), through August.


July 24

Carnegie Museum of Art. Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 100th Annual Exhibition, through Sept. 19

Christine Frechard Gallery. Absence (work by Jean-Gaudaire-Thor), through Sept. 3.


July 25

Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Cutting Our Own Paths: Contemporary Works by Paper Artists (group show by artist members of The Guild of American Papercutters), through Sept. 4. Also: Rooted in Tradition: Art Quilts from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum (history of the contemporary art-quilt movement), through Sept. 19. 


July 30

Gallerie Chiz. Photographers: Serenity in Action (Corey Armpriester, John Davis, Fred Geiger and AAP Centennial artist Brian Sesack).


Aug. 3

Matthews Arts. The Art of Alice Marie Boyle, through Aug. 31.


Aug. 6

click to enlarge Poisonous, 707 Penn Gallery, Aug. 6
Poisonous, 707 Penn Gallery, Aug. 6

707 Penn Gallery. Poisonous (paintings of predators by Anna Rebek), through Sept. 12.

The Art Loft. Lost and Found: Remarkable Art From Unremarkable Materials (Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Centennial show), through Aug. 23.

ModernFormations. The Artwork of Brad Heiple and Katie Watson, through Aug. 27.


Aug. 6-7

Zombo. Hot Rod Culture Show.


Aug. 13

Zombo. Daiv Waley, through Aug. 27.

Sept. 1

Matthews Arts. The Art of Colleen Tracy, through Sept. 30.


Sept. 3

Gallerie Chiz. AAP Centennial Artist exhibition (Ruth E. Levine), through Sept. 25.

ModernFormations. Death and Silence: The Artwork of Crystala Armagost and Ashley Andrykovitch, through Sept. 24.


Sept. 3-4

Zombo. Fantastic Plastic Group Show.


Sept. 7

BoxHeart Gallery. Paintings by Steve Boksenbaum, through Oct. 2. 



15 Minutes Gallery. Oakland, 412-916-4223.

28 West Second Gallery. Greensburg, 724-205-9033.

3rd Street Gallery. Carnegie, 412-276-5233.

707 Penn Gallery. Downtown, 412-325-7017.

709 Penn Gallery. Downtown, 412-281-8723.

937 Liberty Gallery. Downtown, 412-281-8723.

American Jewish Museum. Squirrel Hill, 412-521-8011, x105.

The Andy Warhol Museum. North Side, 412-237-8300.

Artists Image Resource. North Side, 412-321-8664.

Artspace 105. Homestead, 412-480-7246.

The Art Loft. Mount Lebanon, 412-563-3003.

The Bost Building. Homestead, 412-464-4020.

BoxHeart Gallery. Bloomfield, 412-687-8858.

Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History. Oakland, 412-622-3131.

The Clay Place. Carnegie, 412-276-3260.

Fast>>fwd Gallery. Lawrenceville, 412-860-6028.

Father Ryan Arts Center. McKees Rocks, 412-771-3052.

Fe Gallery. Lawrenceville, 412-860-6028.

Fein Art Gallery. North Side, 412-321-6816.

Filmmakers Galleries. North Oakland, 412-681-5449.

Frick Art & Historical Center. Point Breeze, 412-371-0600.

Future Tenant. Downtown, 412-325-7037.

Gallerie Chiz. Shadyside, 412-441-6005.

Gallery on 43rd Street. Lawrenceville, 412-683-6488. 

Garfield Artworks. Garfield, 412-361-2262.

Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts. New Castle, 724-652-2882.

Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. Oakland, 412-268-2434.

Irma Freeman Center for Imagination. Bloomfield, 412-924-0634.

LaFond Galleries. South Side, 412-431-3337.

Luke and Eloy Gallery. Lawrenceville, 412-784-1919.

Matthews Arts. Bellevue, 412-761-0301.

The Mattess Factory. North Side, 412-231-3169.

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Museum of Rural Life. Avella, 724-587-3412.

Mendelson Gallery. Shadyside, 412-361-8664.

ModernFormations Gallery. Garfield, 412-362-0274.

Morgan Contemporary Glass. Shadyside, 412-441-5200.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Oakland, 412-622-6914.

Photo Antiquities. North Side, 412-231-7881.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Shadyside, 412-361-0873.

Pittsburgh Glass Center. Friendship, 412-365-2145.

Sen. John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center. Strip District, 412-454-6000.

Sewickley Gallery and Frame Shop. Sewickley, 412-741-5858.

Shaw Galleries. Downtown, 412-281-4884.

Silver Eye Center for Photography. South Side, 412-431-1810.

Society for Contemporary Craft. Strip District, 412-261-7003.

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown. 814-269-7234.

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley. 724-238-6015. 

Space Gallery. Downtown, 412-325-7723.

Sweetwater Center for the Arts. Sewickley, 412-741-4405.

The Toonseum. Downtown, 412-232-0199.

University of Pittsburgh Barco Law Building. Oakland, 412-648-1330.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Greensburg, 724-837-1500.

Wood Street Galleries. Downtown, 412-471-5605.

Zombo Gallery. Lawrenceville, 412-904-3703.



Three Rivers Arts Festival 

June 4-13

The retooled fest, now run by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, features live music, art exhibits, a craft fair, food and more, at multiple indoor and outdoor venues. Downtown

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