Curator Walk-through: Pittsburgh’s John Kane

Date & Time
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location Heinz History Center 1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh PA, 15222
Ticketing Included with museum admission

Join the curators of Pittsburgh’s John Kane for a behind-the-scenes tour that will highlight their research and experiences curating the exhibition.

Exhibit Guest Curator Louise Lippincott and Chief Historian Anne Madarasz will lead a walk-through of the exhibit and share anecdotes from their experience researching Kane’s life and curating the exhibition.

The Pittsburgh’s John Kane: The Life & Art of an American Workman exhibition explores the gripping story of a Pittsburgh immigrant who endured poverty, tragedy, and other adversities to become one of the world’s most revered self-taught artists.

The exhibit features 39 original works of art by Kane and dozens of artifacts that showcase the world of John Kane – a turn-of-the-century Scottish immigrant who achieved breakthrough success as a painter after toiling for more than 40 years as a laborer in industrial-age Pittsburgh.


Visitors must sign up at the admissions desk prior to the walk-through. This tour is included with regular museum admission and will be capped at 25 attendees.

To purchase advance tickets to the museum, click here.

Image: “From My Studio Window” by John Kane, oil on canvas, 1932. Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1867—1967), 1967, 67.187.164. Image copyright © The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image source: Art Resource, NY. © Estate of John Kane, Courtesy Galerie St. Etienne, New York.