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Associated Artists of Butler County. Annual Spring Art Show, through Fri., May 20.

Future Tenant. Creative Byproducts: Dual Exhibition by Anna Brewer & Sam Berner, through Sat., May 21.

North Hills Art Center. Open Studio Gallery Show, through Sat., May 21.

Mattress Factory. Chiharu Shiota: Trace of Memory (house-sized installation), through Sun., May 22. Factory Installed Part II (room-sized installations by Rob Voerman, Bill Smith, Lisa Sigal and Marnie Weber), through July 3. Plus permanent installations.

Assemble Artspace. Control Freak (installation by electronic-music artist Echo Lightwave Unspeakable), through May 28 (May 27 closing party).

Jewish Community Center. Pittsburgh 10 + Friends (group show of contemporary work in various media), through May 26.

BOOM Concepts. More Than Media: Mute The Stereo(type) (photographic portraits by Curtis Reaves), through May 27.

Neue Kirche Contemporary Art Center. The Seen and Unseen: Three Artists Visualizing the Boundary of Space and Place (Matthew Conboy, Lori Hepner and Jimmy Riordan), through May 27.

Gallery 4. Salon Show 2016 (annual group show with some two dozen artists), through May 28.

Panza Gallery. James P. Nelson (paintings and works on paper), through May 28.

Mendelson Gallery. Portals (an exhibition by Izzie Carpenter), through May 28.

Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery. Teapots! (10th annual teapot-inspired art by some 75 artists), through May 28.

The Rum Room. Swoon’s Braddock Tiles (community ceramics project founded by the famed street artist), through May 28.

Artists Image Resource. Don’t Say That Shit Out Loud (new work by Vanessa German), through May 29.

Spinning Plate Gallery. Best of Shows (retrospective of etchings, drawings and sculpture by Richard Claraval), through May 29.

UnSmoke Artspace. You Are Warming Weather (mixed-media drawing and textiles by Katie Ford), through May 29.

Galerie Werner. Donald Deskey (paintings by the influential American artist and designer), through May 30.

Most Wanted Fine Art. Café Con Leche (art by Latino artists): Jason Mendez, Hoesy Corona and Grey Gary, through May (with May 20 and 22 artist talks).

Southern Alleghenies Museum of American Art at Johnstown. The Art of Healing Exhibition: Reflections 2016, through June 3.

be Galleries. Weather (work by Robert Qualters), through June 4.

SPACE Gallery. Degrees of Separation (group show about distance, juried by Kristen Letts Kovak), through June 5.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Making the Westmoreland Museum of American Art (about the design process for the original building and its recent renovation), through June 5. Telling Tales: Stories and Legends in 19th-Century American Art (highlights from the New York Historical Society’s collection), through June 19.

Christine Frechard Gallery. Paintings by Byelorussian artist Artur Vasilevich, through June 10.

Sweetwater Center for the Arts. Interwoven States Exhibition (juried group show for regional fiber artists), through June 10.

Gallery on 43rd Street. Domestic Detritus (paintings by Joseph Shepler), through June 18.

707 Penn Gallery. Inside Out (paintings by Scott Turri), through June 19.

Wood Street Galleries. All Around Us: Installations and Experiences Inspired by Bugs (group show), through June 19.

Boxheart Gallery. Floodgates for Hydra (paintings by Jennipher Satterly) and That was the River, This is the Sea (work by Joshua Hogan, James Shipman and Daria Sandburg), both through June 24.

Gallerie Chiz. Narratives: Reveries of Reality (porcelain by Lindsay Feuer, cast glass by Elizabeth Fortunato, black-and-white photography by Brian Sesack), through June 25.

American Jewish Museum. Sanctuary & Sustenance: The Story of Many Journeys (multimedia presentation about refugees around the world, featuring images by photojournalist Julia Rendleman), through June 30.

Filmmakers Galleries. The Photography Intensive Student Show, through June 30.

Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. Great Expectations (works from the collection about plant development), through June 30.

Photo Antiquities. Glass Lantern Slides (hand-painting photographic slides from 1890-1920), through June 30. Historic Pittsburgh (30 previously undisplayed 19th-century photos of the city), through March.

click to enlarge Art by Valerie Goodwin, through July 4 at the Society for Contemporary Craft BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery
Art by Valerie Goodwin, through July 4 at the Society for Contemporary Craft BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery

Society for Contemporary Craft BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery. Pattern and Place: Art Quilts by Valerie Goodwin, through July 4.

August Wilson Center. I Wish I Knew How It Felt to Be Free (first Pittsburgh show for the internationally exhibited, Chicago-based artist Hebru Brantley), through July 8.

Hoyt Center for the Arts. His Stories & Her Stories (children’s-book illustrators John Manders and Stacey Hogue) and Watercolors by Kathleen Zimbicki, both through July 30. Hoyt Exhibitions at the Confluence: Photography by Rachel Solomon, through July 3; Watercolors by Tammy Bauder, through July 1.

Southern Alleghenies Museum of American Art at Ligonier Valley. Linda Arnold: Visions of the Natural World, through Aug. 7.

The Andy Warhol Museum. Exposures: Zhiwan Cheung: Hanging Fruit (window installation), through Aug. 14. Also: permanent exhibits.

Carnegie Museum of Art. Teenie Harris Photographs: Great Performances Offstage (photographs of local African-American life from the Carnegie’s collection), through July. Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 105th Annual Exhibition (group show with 56 artists), through Aug. 15. Hot Metal Modern: Design in Pittsburgh and Beyond (design objects from Pittsburgh), through Oct. 2.

ToonSeum. Captain America: 75 Years of the Sentinel of Liberty (original comic art and ephemera about the Marvel superhero), through Aug. 14.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Arts in Education (artists-in-residence projects in area high schools), through July 31. Marcellus Shale Documentary Project: An Expanded View (new photography and video on the impacts of gas drilling), through July 31. Fiberart International 22nd Triennial (work by 79 artists from around the world), through Aug. 21.

Society for Contemporary Craft. Fiberart International 22nd Triennial (work by 79 artists from around the world), through Aug. 21.

James Gallery. The gallery will host “an evoling, curated display of works by regional and national artists throughout the summer.”

click to enlarge Andy Warhol/Ai Weiwei opens June 4 at The Andy Warhol Museum. - PHOTO COURTESY OF THE COLLECTION OF AI WEIWEI
Photo courtesy of the collection of Ai Weiwei
Andy Warhol/Ai Weiwei opens June 4 at The Andy Warhol Museum.


ToonSeum. This Campaign Is Yuuuge! Cartoonists Tackle the 2016 Presidential Race, Fri., May 20-Aug. 28.

Carnegie Museum of Art. Alison Knowles (first museum survey of the performance and multimedia artist’s career), Fri., May 20-Oct. 24. Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads (dissident Chinese artists’ iconic installation takes over the Hall of Architecture), May 28-Aug. 29.

Mattress Factory. Factory Installed (new installations by David Bown, Kevin Clancy, Wendy Judge and Lauren Kalman, in the museum’s Monterey Street annex), Fri., May 20-Feb. 12.

Shadyside Art & Craft Festival. Sat., May 21, and Sun., May 22.

Associated Artists of Butler County. Art & Geology in Badlands National Park (work inspired by research in South Dakota), May 27-June 24 (May 27 reception).

Silver Eye Center for Photography. The Hereditary Estate: Daniel Coburn + Homo bulla: Megan Ledbetter (two solo exhibitions), May 27-July 30.

Gallery on 43rd Street. Inside and Outside Sale, May 29 and June 26.

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