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May 21, 2020

Pop Positive: The Art of Burton Morris

Pittsburgh born and trained artist Burton Morris makes the ordinary extraordinary, animating everyday objects to create symbolic statements about popular culture and our times. For almost three decades, Morris has invited us to see the world in a new way – painting with a bold, bright palette that belies the grey often associated with Pittsburgh.

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May 20, 2020

Treatment of the Portrait Miniature of Ebenezer Denny

ACE conservators, Ana Alba and Rhonda Wozniak, recently treated a portrait miniature from the collection of the Heinz History Center. Portrait miniatures are unique works of art, requiring specialization in the conservation of both painted surfaces and decorative arts.

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May 3, 2020

Bells Across Pennsylvania Day

The Pennsylvania State Mayors’ Association is encouraging all residents and houses of worship to ring bells for three minutes at 7 p.m. on May 3, 2020, to recognize those on the frontlines battling COVID-19, to show solidarity with elected officials and governments in this effort, and to demonstrate resolve that we will prevail in this challenge. This effort draws on a long history of using bells to communicate across distances and to mark important events or times.

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