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September 1, 2020

Martha Graham Inspires Modern Dance in Pittsburgh

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: Works from the National Portrait Gallery, was one of at least seven images of Graham that he created during the late 1930s and early 1940s.

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July 29, 2020

A Life, in Art: Shelly Blumenfeld

“Mother’s Day on Logan Street” tells three Pittsburgh stories. The first is the story of a childhood in the Lower Hill District. The second is the story of an artistic apprenticeship in a distinctly Jewish setting. The third is the story of a master looking back on her life.

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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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