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See why The New Yorker magazine said: "If Pittsburgh were situated somewhere in the heart of Europe, tourists would eagerly journey hundreds of miles out of their way to visit it." Courtesy of the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, take a stroll and learn more about historic buildings on Grant Street and Fourth Avenue, in Market Square and the Cultural District, as well as the city's bridges and river shores.
Friday guided tours: Every Friday from May to October, from Noon to 1pm, you can explore local landmarks and neighborhoods with an expert tour guide. A different neighborhood is featured each month. Reservations required.
Self-guided tours: Take the tours at your own leisure! You can download just one or all of the Self-Guided Walking Tours of Downtown Pittsburgh from the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation website.
The Frick Art & Historical Center
7227 Reynolds St., Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Settle in for Art at Noon, a series of free, informal and informative talks in The Frick Art Museum auditorium. Speakers discuss music, literature and anthropology in relation to current Frick exhibitions.
2016 dates: Jan. 20, Apr. 21, Jul. 7, Sep. 22; all start at 5:30pm
The Pittsburgh Cultural District
Come "crawl" the galleries during these free quarterly showcases of art and entertainment in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. Get started at any gallery.
Take a walking tour of Pittsburgh's public art and see why Pittsburgh consistently ranks among the best arts destinations in the country. Tour four different Downtown areas to learn more about public art, such as the sculpture in Mellon Square, the eyeball-shaped benches in Katz Plaza and the blue text on the Convention Center.
Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood, conceived in the 1890s as a cultural center with grand buildings and broad avenues, remains a hub for culture as well as education and medicine. Explore 26 works of public art in this historic neighborhood, which features interesting architecture as well.
T-Th: 10am-7pm; F-Su: 10am-4pm
5472 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Experience contemporary glass art as well as other extravagant and unique exhibitions at this center. Exhibitions change to include a number of different experiences.
2100 Smallman St.,Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Drop in for exhibitions and family friendly, hands-on art activities that are free to the public, and don't miss browsing in the tantalizing store. Located in the Strip District, the SCC offers cutting-edge exhibitions and has presented contemporary art in craft media by international, national and regional artists since 1971.
Wood Street Galleries: Above the T station at Wood Street and Sixth Avenue
Space: 812 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Take some time to muse about the fresh artistic offerings you'll find in these galleries, where rotating exhibitions feature art from all over.