Join Morton Brown, a local public art aficionado, who will take us on a walking tour of one of our most striking City parks, exploring its history, public art, and amenities.
Morton has many interesting, first-hand stories to share regarding the restoration of sculptures and creation of the sculpture park in Mellon Park, as well as the first-ever public art program in Bakery Square, nearby—all of which he has administered.
The tour will begin at Mellon Park (Fifth and Penn side, entrance near the splash park/tennis bubble lot), and end at Bakery Square’s Galley, where tour members can grab some lunch or just hang out for a while and enjoy!
Please join us for this one-of-a-kind tour of TWO of Pittsburgh’s treasured places.
TOUR HOST BIO:
Morton Brown is a visual artist (painter) and an art consultant/project manager operating in Pittsburgh, PA. His areas of expertise include managing conservation of outdoor works of art; administering artist selection and project management; and facilitating art-making processes with artists, architects, and communities.
Originally from Arkansas, Morton completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Central Arkansas in 1996. While he earned his Master of Fine Arts in painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Morton also worked as an artist with the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program before moving to Pittsburgh in 2001.
From 2003-2007, Morton helped create and administer the Sprout Public Art Program, and from 2009-2015, he served as the Public Art Manager of the City of Pittsburgh, which included planning new projects, maintenance of the City’s art collection, and staffing the City’s Art Commission to approve proposals for new permanent structures on City property.
TOUR STARTS: Mellon Spray Park, 6601 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
TOUR ENDS: Galley Bakery Square, 6425 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
This is a walking tour: 1-2 miles of walking
Restrooms are available
Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are available
Photography is allowed
This tour is brought to you in part by The Fine Foundation, Koppers, and Dollar Bank.
For tickets and additional information visit: https://doorsopenpgh.org/event/mellon-park-bakery-square-public-art-tour-2022-08-28/