Snowy owls, like the one above, don't retreat from cold weather, and neither should you. So spread your wings — after dressing warmly, of course — and head out. Our staffers have rounded up plenty of local happenings through March that you can give a hoot about.
The under-renovation Westmoreland Museum of Art is still in its temporary spot on Route 30, where you can catch Peddling Personalities: Portrait and Still Life Pairings, an exhibition in which 14 regional artists chose a portrait from the collection and paired it with a still life of their own. Through March 1. Greensburg. 412-837-1500 or www.wmuseumaa.org
The work of photographers Christopher Meerdo and Matthew Conboy is featured in the Silver Eye Center for Photography's 15th annual Fellowship competition. Meerdo's works invite exploration through dreamlike alterations of the landscape, while Conboy's project examines a skate park in Ohio. Through March 21. South Side. 412-431-1810 or www.silvereye.org
You don't run a successful business losing track of time. Something to ponder while admiring Time Machines: Watches from the H.J. Heinz Collection, which showcases more than 20 timepieces, including a gold mechanical "repeating watch" and a watch owned by Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson. Starts Jan. 31. Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Oakland. 412-622-3131 or www.cmnh.org
Corita Kent was a printmaker, designer, educator, activist, feminist and Catholic nun whose bold posters, murals and prints influenced many. The Andy Warhol Museum hosts Someday Is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, the first full-scale survey of her decades of work. Starts Jan. 31. North Side. 412-237-8300 or www.warhol.org
SPACE Gallery goes ballistic with Unloaded. The group show organized by Susanne Slavick examines issues revolving around the availability, use and impact of guns in our culture. Contributing artists include Vanessa German, Dadpranks, Jessica Fenlon and Andrew Ellis Johnson. Starts Feb. 13. Downtown. 412-325-7723 or www.spacepittsburgh.org
In conjunction with its Hillman Photography Initiative, the Carnegie Museum of Art opens Antoine Catala: Distant Feel, in which the multimedia work (sculpture, photography and video) investigates the way images provoke emotion, particularly when they "travel" long distances to us, via the Internet. Starts Feb. 14. Oakland. 412-622-3131 or www.cmoa.org
See the early evolution of art photography in Impressionist to Modernist: Masterworks of Early Photography, at the Frick Art & Historical Center. Among the hand-crafted vintage prints are display are those by Gertrude Kasebier, Karl Struss, Edward Steichen and Paul Strand. Starts Feb. 21. Point Breeze. 412-371-0600 or www.thefrickpittsburgh.org