Pittsburgh Happenings: February 20-26

This week’s events give every category of the arts a chance to shine in Pittsburgh! Take in a new play, explore an art museum in a creative way, or attend a talk from an Emmy Award winning writer. 

An oriental painting of horses diving across a map.
Photo courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art

Art Games: Performative Scavenger Hunt

Carnegie Museum of Art, February 22

Get ready for a creative competition that introduces you to the Carnegie Museum’s artwork and history. Throughout the evening you’ll find special artworks and leave reviews, write a one act play, choreograph a movement, and much more!

A man dressed in a plaid coat and white scarf stands outside the Sundance Festival sign.
Photo courtesy of Emmai Alaquiva

Lit Friday: Emmai Alaquiva

Zoom Meeting, February 23

This webinar explores the latest groundbreaking documentary focused on Black infant mortality, The Ebony Canal by Emmai Alaquiva. Join Emmy Award winner, director, writer, and activist, Emmai Alaquiva and Jessica Lanay for this in depth conversation on reproductive rights. 

A group of safety workers in yellow vests and holding yellow helmets stand outside of a rundown factory.
Photo courtesy of Barebones Productions

Skeleton Crew

Barebones Black Box Theater, February 23

At the start of the Great Recession in 2008, one of the last auto stamping plants in Detroit is on shaky ground and a tight knit family of workers hangs in the balance. This play from Dominique Morisseau and directed by Tomé Cousin is the third of Morisseau’s Detroit cycle trilogy all about examining the sociopolitical history of Detroit.

A woman dressed in a headscarf sits against a colorful background with her hands folded in front of her and glasses on her face.
Photo courtesy of Martha Wasik

Artist Tour & Happy Hour

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, February 24

Led by Pittsburgh artist Tina Williams Brewer, explore the 65 Artists, 65 Years exhibition and permanent collection from an artist perspective, and gain insight from a creative in the community. Plus you can enjoy a cash bar and lite bite reception after the tour. 

A series of ceramic work including two orange ceramic heads and a ceramic vase on white podiums.
Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media

Artist Talk: Sunday Series

Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media, February 25

Chautauqua Institution gallery director Judy Barie talks with Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media ceramic artist-in-residence, Marcè Nixon-Washington about her latest work, City Limits: Process, Observations, and Explorations. Participants will get a chance to explore the collection for better understanding after the conversation.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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