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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 History Center’s America’s Best Weekly: A Century of The Pittsburgh Courier exhibition provides an in-depth look at the largest and most influential African American newspaper of the past 100 years. The exhibit features rare photos, artifacts, and videos which illustrate The Courier’s significant impact on social change and American journalism. Highlights include the oldest-known existing copy of The Pittsburgh Courier from Nov. 5, 1910, a camera belonging to legendary phot... More Details
Paint like you never have before! Ride a bike with painted tires across a 20-foot canvas in this giant collaborative experience with Bob Ziller, F.I.N.E. Artist in Residence.
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
This exhibition provides an appealing survey of drawing styles and techniques from Randolph Caldecott in the 19th century to Chris Van Allsburg in the 20th—with many delightful and familiar artists in between including Ernest Shepard, Maurice Sendak, Tomie dePaola, and Jules Feiffer. The 40 works on paper by famed illustrators are supplemented by 13 books. Draw Me a Story will be staged with artworks hung slightly lower than usual, step stools available, and reading nooks in the galleries ... More Details
We didn’t invent the wheel, we made it more fun! Climb through tires that are seven feet tall. Test your riding skills on scooters, balance bikes, rickshaws, pump cars and more. Build a wheel with wooden rims and bungee cords. Climb on a vintage Harley Chopper or use a treadmill to set tires spinning overhead. Construct a vehicle with roller blade wheels and magnetic blocks or take the wheel yourself and go on a virtual tour of the Museum in our Smart Car.
The ToonSeum and the Museum of Uncut Funk present Funky Turns Forty, an exhibit celebrating the legacy of the first wave of positive Black animated characters of the 1970s. Until the Civil Rights movement of the late 1950s and 60s, African-Americans were treated as second-class citizens. While prevalent in music and popular culture, Blacks still faced extreme political, economic, and social prejudices. In comics and animation, Blacks were largely ignored or were depicted in broad, derogat... More Details
Guided tours of Dinosaurs in Their Time have returned to Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Each tour is a trip back in time to visit the Mesozoic Era—the Age of Dinosaurs—where visitors experience Diplodocus, Stegosaurus, T. rex, and other favorites with museum staff as their guides. These all-ages tours are free with museum admission and no reservations are required.
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
Forty full-size replicas of machines crafted from Leonardo da Vinci’s own technical drawings will be on display from noon to 8 p.m. daily, beginning Jan. 2, at California University of Pennsylvania.Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion continues through May 6 in the South Conference Wing of the new Convocation Center at Cal U. Doors are open seven days a week.The traveling exhibition invites interaction. Visitors can manipulate and activate most of the machines — the revolving crane,... More Details
The Ailsa Mellon Bruce Galleries will boast an enhanced reinstallation of the museum’s collection of decorative arts, design, and craft, selectively integrated with prints, architectural drawings, and paintings. The reinstallation includes a prominent display of Carnegie Museum of Art’s important collections of Western Pennsylvania furniture and contemporary objects made from glass and aluminum—two materials deeply associated with the region. Objects will be arranged chronologi... More Details
We pledge allegiance to it, we parade it, and we display it on occasions both solemn and celebratory. The American flag represents the nation and its people, patriotism, and pride, even during times of war and strife. The Senator John Heinz History Center’s major exhibition, Stars & Stripes: An American Story, sponsored by BNY Mellon, details the stories of the people behind the more than 200 year history of our nation’s most enduring symbol. The 7,000 square foot exhibit was dev... More Details
An exhibition of four, original, interactive artworks that are “tough” enough to withstand kid handling. Play with a giant kaleidoscope, activate a sculpture with your voice and more! This exhibit is supported by a grant from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Sciences.
Dive into physics aboard the USS Requin submarine. Discover the science that let 80 sailors live beneath the sea in the U.S. Navy’s first radar picket submarine.
Enjoy a museum unlike any other. A place where you can enjoy the great works of Maz and Mario. Art and Arnie. Roberto and Franco. Suzie and Swin. A place where you can relive the moments that made them all great. The Immaculate Reception. The Home Run. Olympic gold. Super Bowls. World Series. Stanley Cups. The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, a state-of-the-art museum at the Senator John Heinz History Center, features a stunning collection of one-of-a-kind sports artifacts and interactive exh... More Details
The ToonSeum presents “Will Eisner's New York,” a rare collection of original works by legendary comics pioneer Will Eisner, each chronicling the artist's informal history of the city that shaped many of his illustrated masterpieces. March 6th, the Toonseum will host an opening reception for the exhibit; the reception will begin at 7pm. Free for members; $7 reception price for non-members.
The ToonSeum presents “Will Eisner's New York,” a rare collection of original works by legendary comics pioneer Will Eisner, each chronicling the artist's informal history of the city that shaped many of his illustrated masterpieces. TOONSEUM IS CLOSED ON MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS! In many ways, Will Eisner's career is the history of the comic book. An enterprising teen when he founded one of the first packaging entities for comic book companies in the 1930s, Eisner would go on to change ... More Details