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December 28, 2016

Happy Birthday, Nat Youngblood!

Pittsburgh artist and illustrator Nat Youngblood (1916–2009) would have been 100 years old today. The Fort Pitt Museum houses a permanent collection of more than 15 paintings by Youngblood, many of which are displayed year ‘round on the museum’s first floor.

November 2, 2016

Freedom and Coal Towns: A Portrait

In the back of the gallery on the fourth floor hangs a painting by John Michael O’Cilka titled “Coal Police.” This simple name belies the complex stage of Western Pennsylvania history that the painting represents.

September 4, 2015

A Short History of Five Paintings: The Forbes Expedition by Nat Youngblood

The Fort Pitt Museum takes a look at five paintings by local Pittsburgh artist Nat Youngblood and how the museum acquired them.