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Jasmine Cho’s Portraits in Icing

  Please note that these cookie portraits are no longer on display at the museum. Thank you. The Heinz History Center’s current exhibition, Smithsonian’s Portraits of Pittsburgh: Works from the National Portrait Gallery, reminds us of the remarkable national impact of people whose lives have intersected with this region. But the exhibition also challenges us…

Behind the Portrait: Bill Hartack’s Derby Disappointment of 1958

  William Hartack, by James Ormsbee Chapin, oil on canvas, 1958. Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Gift of TIME magazine, © James Cox Gallery at Woodstock for the James Chapin Estate. One of the most striking portraits on display in the History Center’s current exhibition, Smithsonian’s Portraits of Pittsburgh: Works from the…

Martha Graham Inspires Modern Dance in Pittsburgh

  Detail, Martha Graham, by Paul Meltsner, oil on canvas, 1938. Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Inspiration takes many forms. American artist Paul Meltsner was fascinated by modern dancer and Allegheny City native Martha Graham. His oil portrait from 1938, currently on display in the Heinz History Center’s Smithsonian’s Portraits of Pittsburgh:…

Exploring Images of John Brown

  John Brown, by Anton Hohenstein after Martin Lawrence, published by John Smith, lithograph on paper, 1866. Currently on display in the exhibition Smithsonian’s Portraits of Pittsburgh: Works from the National Portrait Gallery. Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. On July 3, 1859, abolitionist John Brown first arrived in the vicinity of Harper’s…