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May

BoxHeart Gallery. Discovery: Sonja Sweterlitsch, Premonition: Juliet Pusateri, May 29-June 29.

Hoyt Center for the Arts. What You See: June Edwards, Susan Krause & Barbara Westman (three bodies of work exploring materials, textures and structures), May 29 to Aug. 2.

click to enlarge Roberto Lugo’s Obama and Me at Contemporary Craft’s Visual Voices - PHOTO BY KENEK PHOTOGRAPHY, COURTESY OF WEXLER GALLERY
Photo by Kenek Photography, courtesy of Wexler Gallery
Roberto Lugo’s Obama and Me at Contemporary Craft’s Visual Voices

June

Unblurred Gallery Crawl. Penn Avenue, Bloomfield/Friendship/Garfield, June 1. 


Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. With performances, public art, a juried visual-art exhibition and more, June 1-10.

937 Gallery. Camouflage (artists use a variety of materials to address the idea of concealment and disguise in a physical, digital or sometimes cultural form), June 1-10.

Future Tenant. I’m Not With Him (visual exhibition curated by Christina Lee.), June 1 to July 22.

Pittsburgh Glass Center. Making the Ordinary Extraordinary, June 1 to July 29.


Silver Eye Center for Photography. Fellowship 18: Soohyun Kim, Tamsen Wojtanowski, Anastasia Davis, June 1 to Aug. 11.

Carnegie Museum of Art. Teenie Harris Photographs: Around the Clock, June 2 to Sept. 3.
Spinning Plate Gallery. Ancestry.art, June 8-24.

Southern Alleghenies Museum of American Art at Johnstown. Seeing Our Scene: Artists and the Pennsylvania Landscape, June 8 to Aug.17.

Mattress Factory. Urban Garden Party, June 15. 

Panza Gallery. Physique: Construction of the Human Form (Pittsburgh Society of Artists), June 9-29. 
Percolate. Creating Space for Joy, created and curated by Julie Malis. June 22 to Aug. 31.


Sweetwater Center for the Arts. Mountain Muse (contemporary works in traditional media by artists who reside in the Appalachian Mountain Region), June 23 to July 30.

Art from Sonja Sweterlitsch: Discovery at BoxHeart Gallery through June 29
Art from Sonja Sweterlitsch: Discovery at BoxHeart Gallery through June 29

July

Cultural District Gallery Crawl. Downtown, July 6 (Pittsburgh Cultural Trust).

Unblurred Gallery Crawl. Penn Avenue, Bloomfield/Friendship/Garfield, July 6.

BoxHeart Gallery. John Shook, July 10 to Aug. 10

Hoyt Center for the Arts. Rebecca & Nancy Hawkins: Quaker Sisters (paintings from everyday life), July 19 to Aug. 30.

August

Unblurred Gallery Crawl. Penn Avenue, Bloomfield/Friendship/Garfield, Aug. 3. 

BoxHeart Gallery. In the In-Between: Nicole Renee Ryan; Puja: Augustina Droze, Aug. 16 to Sept. 21.

Southern Alleghenies Museum of American Art at Ligonier. Doreen Currie: Plein-Air Paradigm, Aug. 17 to Nov. 4.

Southern Alleghenies Museum of American Art at Ligonier Valley. Two Decades’ Delights: Highlights from 20 Years of Exhibitions at SAMA-Ligonier Valley; Art from the Heart: A Celebration of SAMA Ligonier Valley’s Founders, Aug. 18-Nov. 5.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Artists Who Teach (highlighting the work of more than 50 contemporary artists who teach at Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, St. Vincent College, Seton Hill University, Westmoreland County Community College and the University of Pittsburgh), Aug. 25 to Nov. 25.

September

Unblurred Gallery Crawl. Penn Avenue, Bloomfield/Friendship/Garfield, Sept. 7. 

Flight simulation: Birdly in use at the National Aviary
Flight simulation: Birdly in use at the National Aviary

OTHER EXHIBITS

Carnegie Museum of Natural History. We Are Nature: Living in Anthropocene, through Sept. 3.  

Carnegie Science Center. Permanent exhibits including Highmark SportsWorks, roboworld and Rangos Omnimax Theater. Also: BodyWorks (about the human body), H2Oh! Why Our Rivers Matter, SpacePlace, Exploration Station and more.

Center for Postnatural History. Exhibits about genetic engineering and the like, ongoing. 

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Permanent exhibits plus attractions and activities including: The Pigeon Comes to Pittsburgh: A Mo Willems Exhibit, through Sept. 2; Tough Art (original interactive artworks), ongoing; and Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails, through Sept. 9.

Fort Pitt Museum. Permanent exhibits on the French and Indian War and more. 

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village. Permanent exhibits include archaeological site with 16,000 years of human habitation and recreations of a Native American village and 19th-century settlers’ village.

National Aviary. Birdly (virtual-reality flight-simulator), ongoing. Plus Penguin Point, Tropical Rainforest, Wetland and other permanent exhibits.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden. BioBlitz (annual scientist-led biological survey), June 10. Butterfly Forest, through Sept. 3.  Tropical Forest Congo, ongoing. 

Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area. Saturday and Sunday tours of historical Carrie Blast Furnace continue weekly through October. Friday tours of Carrie continue weekly through August. See website for other tours and events.

Heinz History Center. Visible Storage (artifacts from the museum’s collection), ongoing. Also: Heinz, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation, From Slavery to Freedom and other ongoing exhibits. Also houses the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum.

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