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The Provincialism Problem and the Contemporary Condition

Author: Golnar Yarmohammad Touski

Over the eventful summer of 2020 the isolation we collectively experienced across the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic brought about an opportunity to venture into ideas and projects that I had long been contemplating.

Categories: 
  • Mobility/Exchange
 

On Greer Lankton, the Best Friend I’ve Never Met

Author: Isaiah Bertagnolli

On the night before my last day working as a graduate fellow with the Greer Lankton Archive at the Mattress Factory, Greer came to me in a dream.

Categories: 
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

Journal by Charles Bonaventure Scully, 1843.

 

Manuscripts, Documents, and Journals - Oh My!

For as long as I can remember, I’ve simply loved old things.

Categories: 
  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
 

Small Things That Make Art Great

As an artist, I am always interested in approaching art from new perspectives to discover how different views and experiences will change the way I see the art world.

Categories: 
  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

A view of It’s all About ME, Not You. Courtesy of the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh.

 

My Friend Greer

This spring I interned at the Mattress Factory in their Greer Lankton Archive; Lankton was a doll-maker, sculpture, and mixed-media artist who came up in the East Village arts scene in the 1980s.

Categories: 
  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
 

Owned But Not Accounted For

The Carnegie Museum of Art has about 600 unaccessioned works of video in physical format in its collection.

Categories: 
  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
 

Art on Campus and Its Public

Though people walk by public works of art every day, information about them is often not easily accessible to the average passerby.

Categories: 
  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work

Teachers and staff outside the Selma Burke Art Center 

 

Pittsburgh as an International Hub for Black Art and Arts Education

Museum studies Curatorial Research Assistant at University of Pittsburgh – Spring 2020

 

Categories: 
  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

A mysterious unidentified sculpture outside of Benedum Hall.

 

Exploring the Familiar

Museum Studies Intern at Art on Campus -- Spring 2020

Picture the ground floor of Posvar Hall. Continuous renovations have turned old and dusty sitting areas into contemporary study spots and cultural education areas. A long, open area leads to multiple doorways and elevators upstairs. Now picture all six artworks that decorate that space. Can you think of all of them? And if you can, how many of them can you name?

Categories: 
  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
 

Building A Community in an Education Department

What does it take to build community in a museum department?

Categories: 
  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

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