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July 2, 2019

Artist Robert Griffing

While exploring the Fort Pitt Museum, many visitors instantly recognize the artwork of Robert Griffing. Utilized for exhibit murals, videos, brochures, and souvenir postcards, Griffing’s art in the museum accomplishes his goals of inspiring and engaging others in 18th-century frontier history.

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March 26, 2019

Can You Name Five Women Artists?

The Heinz History Center’s collection holds multiple examples of women’s artistic works that demonstrate the challenges they faced and impact they’ve made on Pittsburgh’s cultural life. Here are five of them.

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January 26, 2018

The Real Rosie the Riveter

In late 1942, a Pittsburgh freelance artist named J. Howard Miller painted a poster for Westinghouse Electric, his biggest client. This particular poster was one of his simplest and most powerful compositions: a confident, bandana-coifed "woman war worker" making a muscle. A cartoon balloon above her head contained the message, "We Can Do It!" In the post-war years, this image, now recognized worldwide as "Rosie the Riveter," has taken on added meaning and importance.

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