Scots Day at Kennywood, by John Kane, oil on canvas, 1932. Courtesy of Lea Simonds. © Estate of John Kane, Courtesy Galerie St. Etienne, New York. Although he based this scene’s figures on Scottish photographs, the footrace and background buildings, including the roller coaster, are all of Kennywood.

Guided Exhibit Tour: Pittsburgh’s John Kane

Friday, December 16, 2022 • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Included with regular admission

Join History Center docents for a guided tour of the dynamic new exhibition, Pittsburgh’s John Kane: The Life & Art of an American Workman.

Experience 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 37 original works of art 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. 

Tours will be led by History Center docents.  

Visitors must sign up for Guided Tours at the admissions desk prior to each tour. The tours are included with regular museum admission and will be capped at 25 attendees.  

To book groups in advance or for questions, please contact Robert Stakeley at or 412-454-6359. 

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