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This new permanent exhibition traces the impact of Pittsburgh's innovations and inventors, highlighting the region's top contributions to art, industry, education, sports, technology, science and much more.
The festival is dedicated to the presentation of an often under marketed cultural benefit that Pittsburgh has to offer residents and visitors. African arts of all genres, including: performing arts, visual arts, creative arts, handicrafts, and language arts will be on display, performed, and/or demonstrated for the purpose showcasing its connection to a variety of art forms embraced today in America.
This exhibition by John Moran includes life-size figurative representations of the Presidents of the United States. “Their flesh is sculpted in glass, giving them an eerie life-like feeling. Their bodies are constructed from many different materials, often coated in resin and urethane to give them a plastic unnatural look. Their appearances are absurd. I intend to bring these people into a tangible existence, other than that of myths and legends. Through blurring the line between fact and ... More Details
Experience the power and drama of industry in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 1900 - 1950 is expressed through these paintings and works on paper, as seen through the eyes of southwestern Pennsylvania and national artists.
Soar through the Cosmos—without ever leaving the North Shore! Carnegie Science Center is home to the region’s only planetarium! Our hi-def shows will take you to the edge of the Solar System and beyond. Discover a familiar night sky with Stars Over Pittsburgh or soar through a high-definition digital Martian landscape in A Traveler’s Guide to Mars. Even our littlest learners can explore the stars with shows like One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure. Planetarium sho... More Details
American Greetings Properties, the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM), announced today that the ToonSeum: Pittsburgh Museum of Comic Art will host a retrospective exhibit celebrating the 30th anniversary of the beloved and iconic Care Bears. The “Care Bears: 30 Years of Caring…and Hugs” exhibit will run from June 29th through August 26th. The ToonSeum’s “Care Bears: 30 Years of Caring…and Hugs&r... More Details
Two plays by Brian Friel, inspired by Anton Chekhov! In "The Yalta Game" (inspired by "Lady with the Lapdog"), two strangers almost manage to convince one another that disappointments are 'merely the postponement of happiness to come...' "Afterplay" features Uncle Vanya's niece Sonya, now in her forties and the only customer in a run-down cafe in 1920's Moscow...until the arrival of the Three Sisters' brother Andrei.
US Premiere of new version by Tom Stoppard! A sort of comic Hamlet, Ivanov is overcome with inertia and self-disgust. his wife is dying and he feels nothing. He is drowning in debt and despair, and he does nothing. Is it him? Is it Russia? Ivanov was the twenty-seven-year-old Chekhov's shot at dispatching the 'superfluous man' of Russian literature, and in surrounding him with a brilliantly drawn set of provincial types he created some of the finest comedy he ever wrote.
"Three Sisters" poignantly conveys the lives, struggles, loves and secret desires of sisters Masha, Olga and Irina and their somehwat ineffectual brother Andrei. Set in a mythological provencial town in late 19th century Russia, we see their lives unfold before our eyes.
There will be 6 workshops, one for each Saturday and Sunday for the first 3 weekends in August 2012. All of the main workshops are presented by nationally recognized artists and are fee-based with all materials and lunch included. Workshops run from 10 am to 4 pm. All extra activities are FREE and run from 11 am - 4 pm culminating with live music each day. There is a free shuttle bus from Excela Health on Pellis Road (first 2 buildings on right from Rt 130) to Greensburg Art Center. (Parking at ... More Details
The Derry Area Historical Society has revived an ancient festival right here in Southwestern Pennsylvania; the ancient Celtic celebration of Lammas Day. Originally, Lammas Day marked the beginning of the harvest season, the ripening of first fruits, sort of a reverse Thanksgiving, if you will. It was traditionally a time of community gatherings, market festivals, horse races and reunions with distant family and friends. Among the Irish it was a favored time for handfastings - trial marriages tha... More Details
Create your own design and screen print it onto a t-shirt! Shirts can be brought from home or purchased in our Museum Store.
A retrospective of artist Donald Moffett's work.
Factory Direct: Pittsburgh showcases the artwork of 14 established contemporary artists invited to conduct artist residencies in Pittsburgh-based factories. Factory Direct artists will work closely with the management teams and factory workers within their host facilities to plan and execute a new work of art based on the factory’s history, technologies, materials, and/or processes.
Want to try your hand at the guitar? Empire Music will offer small-group sessions on the Sonic Acoustic Stage. Try out a guitar or just listen in on some informal instruction. At the end of the lesson time, each person will have the chance to play with the instructor and a drummer! With price of admission to the Science Center.
A Musical Comedy by Sherwood Schwartz and Lloyd Schwartz, with music by Hope Juber and Laurence Juber based on the popular television show of the ‘60s. What better way to celebrate the summer than a reunion with your favorite castaways! Adding the element of music to the campy fun of the TV phenomenon, this stage production features everything you loved about the original…..the Professor’s inventions, unexpected inhabitants of a desert island, and that very special rapport bet... More Details
\Explore the history of the guitar like never before - through science! Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World combines science, sound, history and the cultural impact of the guitar into this exciting new exhibit.
Catapult into space in the Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium and travel from the solar system to the outer reaches of the galaxy and beyond.
Did you know that a passion for sports can be used as a gateway to talk about the topics of physics, anatomy, biology, and even chemistry? The whole idea behind Carnegie Science Center's Highmark SportsWorks is to inspire learning and curiosity by uniting the experience of sports for every age level with the laws of science that control sports.Get the whole family moving! Highmark SportsWorks® offers nearly 30 interactive experiences in three thematic areas: LifeWorks, Physics of Sports, a... More Details
Humor in Craft (July 20, 2012—October 27, 2012) Opening Reception- July 20, 2012 5:30pm to 7pm Curated by artist and author Brigitte Martin and organized by the Society for Contemporary Craft, Humor in Craft presents 33 highly ironic, political, sarcastic, and just plain amusing works by 33 makers from across the US and abroad—and highlighting a diverse range of materials, techniques and artists that might not otherwise be seen—the show challenges viewers to move beyond their o... More Details
The Warhol celebrates Andy Warhol’s work in film and video with the inauguration of a long-term exhibition showcasing the largest installation of his media works. Warhol’s most important films, including The Chelsea Girls (1966) and Screen Tests (1964-66), will be continuously projected on more than 20 large screens. Two newly restored films, Face (1965) with Edie Sedgwick and The Velvet Underground in Boston (1967) unseen since the 1960s, will be premiered as part of the installatio... More Details
Impressionism in a New Light: From Monet to Stieglitz, on view at Carnegie Museum of Art May 12–August 26, 2012, presents a robust picture of what Impressionism means in art, displaying paintings, drawings, prints, and pastels by major artists alongside works by many of the most famous Pictorialist photographers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Carnegie Muesum of Art hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm. Thursday: 10am-8pm. Sunday: 12pm-5pm.
Ciao a tutti! This is the first of regular weekly social hour where students of all levels are encourage to join and practice their Italian. Questo e' il primo di una serie di appuntamenti estivi per l'Italian Meetup per conoscerci meglio e fare conversazione in italiano. Tutti siete invitati a partecipare..da principianti a livello avanzato. Each week, we will have one suggested/scheduled activity for all. Ogni settimana, faremo un'attivita' diversa adatta a tutti. Currently the coffee shops th... More Details
Every show is unique! Live shows dazzle audiences with brilliant colors and rockin' music in the Buhl Digital Dome. Based on audience requests, our laserists choreograph sight-and-sound spectacles of full-dome proportions! Shows and schedules change quarterly. For schedule details and complete show listings, visit our website or call (412) 237-3400 for more information.