When Ingrid Schaffner was named the curator of the 2018 Carnegie International (October 13, 2018 – March 25, 2019), I had a sense that she would bring a change to this venerable exhibition at Pittsburgh’s palace of culture. Steeped in tradition and history, the show, for the most part, has been on the conservative side…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2018
  • Sub Heading The Carnegie unveils its contributors to the upcoming International
The National Aviary officially kicked off Wings & Wildlife 2018 on Tuesday, March 13 with the announcement of this year’s featured artists: the 18 makers of the National Aviary Maker Challenge, a unique partnership between the National Aviary, Bridgeway Capital’s Craft Business Accelerator, and MONMADE, with the goal of fostering entrepreneurship among a…

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  • Issue Quarter Between the Issues
  • Issue Year 2018
  • Sub Heading March 13, 2018
Most Pittsburgh artists are getting by financially but find it difficult to make a living off of their art alone. And African American artists are much less likely than their white counterparts to rely on their art as their sole means of support, according to recent survey.

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  • Issue Quarter Between the Issues
  • Issue Year 2017
The life of Esther Phillips (190283) would have languished in obscurity, at most a footnote in history, were it not for the dedication of a few friends and supporters. Her story, which intersects with ideas about women, class and mental health in the 20th century, is all too familiar. An obstinate, free-​spirited…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading Until recently, a life of hardship prevented widespread appreciation of Pittsburgh artist Esther Phillips
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