Visual Nourishment: 6 Must-Visit Pittsburgh Art Galleries

While the following Pittsburgh art galleries haven’t posted their full 2023-24 exhibition schedules yet, they’re assets to our community and worth a visit.

Space Gallery

812 Liberty Avenue

This free contemporary Downtown gallery frequently celebrates local artists with exciting exhibits easily viewed through its large, front-facing windows.

BOOM Concepts

5139 Penn Avenue

This Black-led community organization advocates for local artists with an impressive artist residency program. Previous exhibits have been held both in-house and in remote locations.

Installation view, James Gallery.


Wood Street Galleries

601 Wood Street

Contemporary art gallery focused on technology, often featuring interactive installations involving film, video, and robotics.

James Gallery

413 S. Main Street 

This West End gallery aims to both surprise and delight visitors with exhibits intentionally curated to challenge the public’s preconceived idea of art.

Photo by Tom Little. From ‘thump, whoosh, rumble: CMU MFA Exhibition.’ Courtesy of Miller ICA at Carnegie Mellon University’s Facebook.


937 Liberty Gallery

937 Liberty Avenue

This intimate gallery space in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District offers modern exhibits largely revolving around current issues.

Miller Institue for Contemporary Art

Purnell Center for the Arts 5000 Forbes Avenue 

This Carnegie Mellon University gallery showcases impressive exhibits throughout the school year and is both free and open to the public.

Story by Lisa Cunningham


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