Inspired by Pittsburgh

Visual Arts

Students will discover how artists have been inspired by the city around them in this program designed to integrate visual arts and social studies. Using artifacts and historic photographs, students will find inspiration in the city’s history and look at works of art from the History Center’s collection to explore how artists have represented the city in their work. Students will also create a work of art inspired by the museum’s collection and historic photographs.

Grades: 1 – 8
Program Length: 1.5 hours
Maxiumum: 50 students
Cost: $8 per student

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Please note that not all programs are available for all grades. Please refer to the Experience History Programs guide for more information.

Arsenal of the Union: Western Pennsylvania in the Civil WarUnderground Railroad in Western PennsylvaniaMany Hands Make a City: Immigration and MigrationThe Smoky City: Immigration and IndustryConflicts and Compromises: Pittsburgh’s Labor HistorySetting the Scene: Macaroni BoyForging Freedom: Pittsburgh and World War IIExamining the Holocaust Through the ArchivesEyewitness to HistoryShaping Modern Pittsburgh: A Deliberative ForumPittsburgh Change AgentsInspired by Pittsburgh90 Pittsburgh NeighborhoodsGather a StoryA Better World: Improving the Quality of our Lives Through InnovationInnovation and InventionSystems Thinking: Exploring Complex SystemsSteel City SportsHands On History - Exploring Original Primary Sources


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Lunch Choices: No lunchBrown bag lunch (lunchroom space provided)Box lunch from the Museum Café (lunchroom space provided)

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