May 16 Monday
James Gallery hosts the Opening Reception on Thursday, May 12th, 2022, 5:00pm-8:00pm. Exhibition continues through June 24, 2022.
An exhibition of interior & exterior sculpture by a diverse group of nationally & internationally acclaimed artists.
Dan Droz – Pittsburgh, PA
Andrew Hayes – Penland, NC
Jeremy Holmes – Ithaca, NY
Brad Howe – Los Angeles, CA
Kevin O’Toole – Greensburg, PA
Caroline Ramersdorfer – Wells, NY
Melinda Rosenberg – Columbus, OH
Richard Taylor – Milwaukee, WI
Urban Tree – Pittsburgh, PA
John Van Alstine – Wells, NY
Elizabeth Whyte Schulze – Worthington, MA
People We Love is by Kit Monkman is having its North American debut in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The work features seven floor-mounted high-definition screens, all exceptionally lighted to show a video portrait of a different face. Each person shown is gazing at a picture of someone they love. A picture you never get to see. It’s simultaneously compelling, revealing, and emotional.
Creating the work required extensive public engagement, with willing Pittsburgh-based participants quite literally becoming component pieces of the displayed artwork. The process required each person be quietly filmed gazing at a digital or physical photo of a person they love while listening to a guided meditation. The experience of doing so created some very personal journey’s that were then tastefully captured for inclusion in the video-portrait ‘gallery’.
May 17 Tuesday
May 18 Wednesday
Limited screenings of award-winning 360-degree documentary on the Holocaust, taking place at Buhl Planetarium at Carnegie Science Center
About this event
This event is part of the LIGHT Education Initiative's partnership with UNESCO's "International Day of Light"
We are proud to present the VR documentary By The Waters of Babylon, a story of composers who created hope in a time of darkness and a modern-day string quartet dedicated to shining a light on their legacy. This limited screening event is a collaboration between the filmmakers, The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, Chatham University and Point Park University.
This project, made possible by The Heinz Endowments Small Arts Initiative, uses the medium of 360 video to take viewers on an immersive journey into the world of composers silenced by the Holocaust and a contemporary string quartet’s mission to bring this music to a wider audience. Viewers begin their experience situated in the center of the Clarion Quartet as they perform String Quartet #3 by Viktor Ullmann, a composer who suffered under Nazi oppression. By the Waters of Babylon then interweaves images of the past and the present as it tells the story of the “Entartete Musik” composers and the Clarion Quartet’s mission to shine light on music silenced by oppression.
The Clarion Quartet is composed of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians who aim to give a voice to great composers who suffered the injustices of oppression. Their current repertoire features the work of composers who were detained in the Nazi camps yet continued to create beautiful, meaningful work. In 2016, during a Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra European tour, the quartet arranged a performance at the Theresienstadt camp in the Czech Republic where some of the pieces they performed were originally composed. The quartet’s collective memory of this moving experience serves as the departure point for this project; their thoughts lead the viewer on a journey into the lives and works of these composers and the creation of art in the face of the darkest atrocities.
There are four screenings total; two on May 18, and two on May 31. The showings on May 18th will feature a VIP reception and cost $36. The showings on the 31st cost $15 and will include a limited number of free seats for Holocaust survivors and degree-seeking students in the Pittsburgh area with a valid student ID. An optional donation with all ticket types is also requested, and will be used to support the work of the Holocaust Center.
Space is extremely limited, and registration is required in advance.
COVID Requirements and Disclaimer
All attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated. This means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible. For those individuals who are not vaccinated, you will be required to obtain a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to arrival at the event venue. Proof of vaccination or negative PCR test will be checked at the door.
All attendees will also be required to wear high-quality masks, KN95 or comparable; this policy will be strictly enforced. Appropriate masks will be provided at the door if you do not have your own.
Failure to abide by these guidelines will result in being turned away or removed from the event without a refund.
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May 19 Thursday
May 20 Friday