I was born in Minneapolis, one of four sisters. My father was a college professor who was finishing his Ph.D. in American studies at the University of Minnesota, after which he took a job at Penn State. So, I actually grew up in State College, and was a “faculty brat” there. My mother…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2018
  • Sub Heading A life’s recounting in the subject’s own words
  • Sidebar Title Judith Hansen O’Toole
  • Sidebar Sub Title Art Lover
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    Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Director and CEO (19932018)

    Wilkes University, Wilkes-​Barre, Pa., Associate Professor, Art Department (199093)

    Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University, Director (19821993)

    Pennsylvania State University, MA, Art History (1980)

    University of Minnesota, BA, Art History (1975)

    Minneapolis College of Art and Design (19721973)

After a foray into fashion, The Frick Art and Historical Center has returned to its comfort zone with “Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts” (March 17-​July 8, 2018).

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2018
  • Sub Heading Paul Mellon’s French collection comes to the Frick; The Westmoreland opens immigration exhibit
To paraphrase a new friend, director general of the Pakistan National Council of the Arts Jamal Shah: in celebrating life, art follows the inquisitive human mind in its desire to delve deeper as it challenges the established reality and surprises us with new realities. It challenges us to deepen our quest to explore…

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  • Issue Quarter Between the Issues
  • Issue Year 2016
In mid October, the Carnegie Science Center unveiled an extensive survey of local parents, educators and businesses on their attitudes about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.Funded by Chevron and Nova Chemicals, the survey revealed that business leaders and educators are well aware of STEM’s importance in meeting Pittsburgh’s future workforce needs…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2015
  • Sub Heading A stronger STEM
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