Master Visual Artists VII: Preserving the Legacy

Dec. 14, 2019 - Sept. 13, 2020

Beginning on Dec. 14, the Heinz History Center will host a captivating new art exhibition, Master Visual Artists VII: Preserving the Legacy, in partnership with the Master Visual Artists Project – a local group dedicated to recognizing the lifelong achievements of influential artists in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

This will be just the seventh exhibition by the Master Visual Artists since 1991, and the first since 2013 (hosted by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts).

The exhibit features a variety of mediums including acrylic and watercolor paintings, sculpture, fiber art, and pottery and includes a theater with a video exploring each artist’s legacy and life story.

Master Artists featured in the exhibit, which will be on display in the museum’s fifth floor Barensfeld Gallery, include Rochelle Blumenfeld, Robert L. Bowden, Richard Claraval, Sylvester Damianos, Joan Iversen Goswell, Dale Huffman, Kevin O’Toole, Susan E. Laansma Pollins, Ruth G. Richardson, Mary Weidner, and Patricia Kennedy-Zafred.

The featured artists’ stories will be documented and preserved for future generations in the History Center’s Detre Library & Archives.

The Master Visual Artists Project was initiated in 1991 to recognize and honor mature local artists whose work has shown excellence. Past exhibitions were held in 1991, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2005, and 2013.

The History Center’s Master Visual Artists VII: Preserving the Legacy exhibition will be on display through Sept. 13, 2020.

The exhibition is supported by the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) and the Heinz Endowments.