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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.
It was a dark and stormy night. Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack when an unearthly stranger appears at the door. She claims to have been blown off course, and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a “tesseract,” which, if you didn’t know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg’s father had been experimenting with time-travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, the super-genius Charles Wallace, and their friend... More Details
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
Based on the novel by Jules Verne. By Mark Brown. Directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. The year is 1872 and Phileas Fogg has accepted a bet to travel around the globe in record time in this classic novel brought to theatrical life. With his eccentric French manservant, the unflappable Fogg encounters a monsoon at sea, boards a runaway train, and rescues an Indian princess, among other daring adventures. Five actors play dozens of outrageous characters in this mini-epic frothing with madcap exciteme... More Details
PGC’s studio apprentice program has brought nearly 25 young artists to live and work in Pittsburgh over the last seven years. This exhibition will showcase their artwork and tell the story of where they are now.
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
Bricolage presents Dutchman by LeRoi Jones, in collaboration with the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, and complements it with community discussion about race in Pittsburgh. Directed by Mark Clayton Southers Starring Tami Dixon* and Jonathan Berry This incendiary Obie-award winning play strips away the veneer of peaceful coexistence to expose the dark underbelly of the city where the choices are simple: conform, kill, or be killed. When a white seductress encounters a young bla... More Details
Form meets at the intersection of function and play in the Children’s Museum’s new Wheels exhibit. Visitors can use their bodies and wheeled objects to move through exhibit space in different ways. Chariots, swing cars, flex riders, striders, rickshaws and balance bikes will be just a few of vehicles available for visitors to test and enjoy.
The sixteenth installment in the Gestures series, Gestures: Intimate Friction, will bring together artists, architects, and activists to work together in the Mattress Factory’s annex gallery, 1414 Monterey. The upcoming exhibition will be guest-curated by Mary-Lou Arscott, of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture.
During Great Outdoors Week, outdoors clubs and nature-oriented groups around the region plan an activity, be it a hike, bike ride, etc. to be part of this 10 day celebration of the outdoors. It’s a great opportunity to introduce newcomers to outdoor recreation activities and build memberships in our organizations.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...Henri Matisse’s The Thousand and One Nights, is a large, multi-panel, painted paper cut-out. It is a visitor favorite, but due to its fragile nature, it is only on view for a limited period of time -- from April 7 - July 15, 2012. The One Thousand and One Nights was created in 1950, when the artist was 81 and confined to his bed. Unable to sleep and kept alive by his drive to create, Matisse had much in common with Scheherazade, the legendary narrator of the Arab... More Details
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
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
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.
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Just in time for Mother’s Day, the 76th annual May Market at Phipps offers a huge selection of plants for your garden, including the public garden’s Top 10 Sustainable Plants, organic herbs and vegetable seedlings, botanical specimens grown in the Conservatory greenhouses, and more.
With features like Falling Water, Forbes Field, and Leap-the-Dips, the Miniature Railroad & Village® is more magical than ever before! Be amazed as speeding locomotives travel historic western Pennsylvania’s miniature landscape while the seasons and days pass in the matter of minutes. This extraordinary exhibit features more than 2,000 miniature replicas and more than 100 animated characters and scenes. Come see why the Miniature Railroad continues to be a long-standing Pittsbur... More Details
Mom knows what's best...a weekend away at Gateway Lodge with a pampering experience at The Aveda-inspired Woods Spa. Package includes two nights in a Fireside Jacuzzi Suite, wine reception Friday night, breakfast Saturday, choice of Aveda Express Facial or Scalp Massage for her, afternoon tea on Saturday, and a very special Mother's Day Sunday Breakfast Buffet for $399 per couple.
Join SCC and Four Winds Gallery for a free reception and artist talks by two renowned Santa Clara, New Mexico artists. A traditional purpose of Pueblo pottery is to present the values and principles of Pueblo cosmology. This evening will be a rare opportunity to witness the creative blending of ancient iconography with contemporary life. Potter Linda Tafoya-Sanchez, granddaughter of Margaret Tafoya, matriarch of Santa Clara Pottery, will demonstrate Southwest hand-built ceramics as her sons, Jer... More Details