Visual Arts

Photo by Charles "Teenie" Harris / Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art

Andy Warhol left Pittsburgh for New York City right after college. August Wilson departed shortly after he started writing plays. Rare among renowned artists from Pittsburgh, Charles “Teenie” Harris became famous not in spite of staying here, but because he did.

Image courtesy of the artist

In the wake of the Civil Rights movement, American public schools became less racially segregated. But research suggests that trend peaked years ago: Today, schools across the country are largely re-segregating. In the South, by some measures, schools are again as segregated as they were in the mid-1960s -- a decade after U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Brown v.

Courtesy of Silver Eye Center for Photography

Asked to name good cities for artists, most people would say New York or Los Angeles, maybe Chicago. And artists have indeed flocked to those towns for decades, if only because they’re where art buyers have flocked for decades. Silver Eye Center for Photography wants to help artists who live elsewhere get noticed.

Courtesy of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

This fall will be a good time to be an arts patron in Pittsburgh.