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The Stephen Foster sculpture in front of Carnegie Museum in Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Photo by Aaron Henderson.

 

Remembering or Erasing The Past? The HAA Department Responds to Stephen Foster Memorial

Author: Ben Ogrodnik

2017-2018 Mellon Fellow in Curation and Education

During a volatile political climate, where public attention has scrutinized the meaning and origins of Confederate public sculptures across the country, students and faculty at University of Pittsburgh’s History of Art department have weighed in on a local monument, the Stephen Foster Memorial, which contains a controversial depiction of Foster above a black slave.

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  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

José Díaz talking about the jar series Faghat Eshgh-Only Love, 2007

 

On Farhad Moshiri’s Solo Exhibition at The Andy Warhol Museum

Author: Golnar Touski

Graduate student. History of Art and Architecture

Farhad Moshiri: Go West, an exhibition curated by Jose Carlos Diaz, The Andy Warhol Museum’s chief curator, is currently on view at The Andy Warhol Museum. This is the Iranian artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States, surveying two decades of Moshiri’s career.

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  • Identity
  • Graduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

Robert Sterns, “Verona Has a ‘Handy’ Approach to Art: The Sociable Workshop,” The Pittsburgh Press, March 4, 1973: 12. Betty Raphael’s Scrapbooks, Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

Organizing the community through art and crafts

Author: Cyd Johnson

Museum Studies Intern at Contemporary Craft - Fall 2017

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

The front of Benjamin Franklin House. It is a Georgian period exterior (from the 1730s). The house is Grade I listed, the same as Buckingham Palace, meaning that nothing can be changed on the interior or exterior of it.

 

Digging Up Bones and Revolutionary History at the Benjamin Franklin House

Author: Darcy Foster

Summer Study Abroad scholarship 2017 - Women’s International Club Scholarship (London, England)

Few people know that Benjamin Franklin lived in London for nearly 20 years before the American Revolution. My good fortune was to intern for six weeks at the lodger house in central London where he lived. The Benjamin Franklin House is the world's only remaining Franklin residence and was converted into a museum, in 2006, on the 300th anniversary of his birth.

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

Portrait of Stan Brakhage in Sally Dixon’s home, c. 1975. Photograph: Robert Haller

 

The Art of Seeing: Microcinema Series Recovers Pittsburgh’s Vital Film Heritage

Author: Ben Ogrodnik

PhD Student in History of Art and Architecture and 2017-2018 Mellon Fellow in Curation and Education

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  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

Joe's first U.S. Steel appearance

 

The Steel Man Reaches Out Across Time

Author: Evan Chen

PhD student in Film Studies and Consuming Nature Workshop participant

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  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

Life Magazine, 1950

 

Between Figuration and Abstraction: Rediscovering Stephen Greene

Author: Alan London

PHD Student, HAA

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  • Graduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
 

Summer Internship at the Kluge-Ruhe

Author: Imani Williford

Summer Curatorial Research Project in Indigenous Arts at the University of Virginia

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

An ancient camel’s nametag and a small knife, both forged from meteorites. (National Museum of Natural History)

 

Summer at the Smithsonian: Adventure Behind (Almost) Every Door

Author: Natalie Gomez

Intern and Docent Programs Intern at the National Portrait Gallery

They told me I was the Intern and Docent Programs intern, so I cracked my knuckles with a sigh on my first day as I sat at the computer, ready to answer emails nonstop for the next eight weeks.  It would soon dawn on me that it was those very emails that would allow me to taste any and every part of life at the Smithsonian I desired.

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

Scientists at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History offer their interpretations on the relationships and dynamics between people and museum collections. The scientists shown in the images are not the same people referenced in the text.

 

Natural History, the Anthropocene, and Crisis

Author: Mitchell Kiefer

PhD student in Sociology

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  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

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