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In the United States, nearly all of us or our forebears came from another country. A new photographic exhibit, Emigration-Immigration-Migration, highlighting the work of five Pittsburgh photographers, looks at how immigration and migrants have helped form the American experience. Through April 22. Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg. 412-837-1500 or www.thewestmoreland.org

Service and Sacrifice, Opens Sat., Jan. 27 - PHOTO BY CHARLES “TEENIE” HARRIS, COURTESY OF CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART, HEINZ FAMILY FUND
  • Photo by Charles “Teenie” Harris, courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art, Heinz Family Fund
  • Service and Sacrifice, Opens Sat., Jan. 27

Continuing the Carnegie Museum’s curation and exhibition of Pittsburgh photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris’ documentation of the African-American community is Service and Sacrifice. This collection of photographs depicts black service personnel — including those who fought for a country that didn’t guarantee their own rights — and their families on the home front. Starts Sat., Jan. 27. Carnegie Museum of Art, Oakland. 412-622-3131 or www.cmoa.org

American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, Opens Feb. 10 - PHOTO COURTESY OF THE HEINZ HISTORY CENTER
  • Photo courtesy of the Heinz History Center
  • American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, Opens Feb. 10
The traveling exhibit American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition looks at those few years in American history (1920-1933) when alcohol was illegal. Marvel at period artifacts such as temperance propaganda, a “rum-runner” boat and flapper dresses. Stop in the “speakeasy” — no password required. Opens Feb. 10. Heinz History Center, Strip District. 412-454-6000 or www.heinzhistorycenter.org

At Silver Eye, catch side-by-side solo photographic exhibitions by Jay Turner Frey Seawell and Allison Beondé. In Roswell, Beondé explores the New Mexico town infamous for a 1947 UFO crash-landing and cover-up. Seawell documents another well-known spot, The Mall, public land that spans from the U.S. Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington, D.C. March 2-April 14. Bloomfield. www.silvereye.org

Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Opens March 17 - PHOTO COURTESY OF KATHERINE WETZEL; ©VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
  • Photo courtesy of Katherine Wetzel; ©Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  • Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Opens March 17

More than 70 masterpieces from the private collection of Pittsburgh-born Paul Mellon comprise Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Included are three works by Vincent Van Gogh (boats, daisies, wheat fields), many fine Impressionist paintings, and Degas’ famous “Little Dancer” sculpture. Starts March 17. The Frick Art Museum, Point Breeze. 412-371-0600 or www.thefrickpittsburgh.org


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