FEATURING: PITTSBURGH OPERA
As the eighth oldest opera company in the world, the Pittsburgh Opera has a reputation for staging quality productions. Full of rich musical tradition and talented performers, The Pittsburgh Opera is a gem among the city's many cultural treasures.
When you explore Pittsburgh, arts are definitely on the map. Whether you prefer traditional, interpretive or interactive art, Pittsburgh is sure to have a museum or performance that will capture your heart. Whether pop art appeals to your senses, contamporary paintings draw you in or Broadway shows make your heart sing, Pittsburgh's art scene beckons.
This iconic musuem showcases the provocative art that made Pittsburgh native Andy Warhol, the leader of the pop art movement. This Mecca for Warhol fans is sure to impress, featuring many of the artist's paintings, sculptures, works on paper, prints, and photographs not to mention a room of silver cloud balloons. Don't miss The Warhol's newest exhibit, Warhol By the Book, which showcases his published work from the time he was a student until he found fame as a pop culture icon.
Featuring contemporary and traditional styles, this world-renowned museum houses over 30,000 works of fine art, more than enough to engage visitors of all ages. Located in the heart of Oakland, enjoy incredible permanent and traveling exhibitions at this beloved Pittsburgh must-see museum. Don't miss the Teenie Harris Photographs: Cars exhibit, showcasing the beauty and elegance of period cars and the roles they played in African American history.
Get out of town and head to Greensburg for the newly renovated and expanded Westmoreland Museum of American Art. With more space and promising new collections, visitors will be amazed by the contemporary atmosphere of the museum. Two exibits are currently running. The first is All About Color and Geometry: Selections from the Diana and Peter Jannetta Gift of Art though April 17. The second is A Passion for Collecting: Selections from the Richard M. Scaife Bequest though February 14. Come celebrate a new age at The Westmoreland!
With diverse programming, over 2,000 performances and 2 million visitors annually, the spotlight is always shining on the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Enjoy one of the many performing arts companies that call Pittsburgh home in one of the Cultural District's modern or historic theaters. Catch a performance hot off of the Broadway stages with the PNC Broadway Across America series. Laugh with the whole family at an array of children's programming at the Benedum Center of Byham Theater or enjoy a romantic evening at Heinz Hall with the Pittsburgh Symphony's classical, pops or contemporary concerts.
No matter your type, taste or mood, Pittsburgh arts are on the map and ready for you to explore.
So what are you waiting for? Start planning your Getaway today!