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Arts & Museums
Get a glimpse of 19th century Pennsylvania. This oddball of a museum consist of five acres of land in the Hampton Township, on which are constructed an old pilgrim log cabin, a single room schoolhouse from the 1800s, and a pioneer-day blacksmith shop. A wagon house, complete with tools and a Conestoga wagon itself, is also open to exploration. Wander through the on-site herb-and-dye garden or walk into the adjoining building to participate in one of the various programmes organized there. While at it, you can glean nuggets of information from a costumed guide, as you tour this site which seems to be stuck in history.
Located approximately 6 miles (10 kilometers) from Pittsburgh, in O'Hara Township, the Bayernhof Music Museum features many popular as well as rare musical instruments from the 19th and 20th Centuries. Apart from this, it also displays various ephemera and artifacts related to music. The museum is housed within an old German mansion that overlooks the Allegheny River. Open all week, the Bayernhof Museum makes for an interesting visit.
"A non-profit organization dedicated to honoring those who have brought fame and recognition to Beaver County through their contributions to the world of sports," the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame has inducted more than 300 members since its establishment in 1975.
Located at Butler Street, Framery is a gallery boasting of a collection that spreads across 800 square feet. Timely art exhibitions are hosted by the gallery to keep Pittsburgh art lovers posted on the latest development in the field. Aside from selling the art on show, Framery also helps you provide your favorite pictures in life a permanent place on the walls by exquisitely framing them, personifying those memories with ever lasting class.
Curators Ken Stowell and Christina Gillespie are chief contributors to BluBrix. Sharing a common passion for photography, their works are on show at this 39th Street store adjacent to the Allegheny River. Along with photography works from their tours home and abroad, there are also paintings having rich amounts of acrylic in them. Combining the acrylic paintings and photography are some mixed media artwork too. Christina Gillespie also has a variety of manipulation photography on show. There is also an option to buy the exhibits through various payment methods. The gallery is open by appointment only, so do call before visiting.
Center For PostNatural History gives you a valuable insight on what happens when a genetic structure is altered through human tampering. Is there anything natural? Is it necessary to alter the genes of living organisms? The answers are all there in this museum. The exhibits are an interplay between biotechnology, culture and nature and are shown through diorama, photos, taxidermy and live specimens such as modified corn, GloFish and sea monkeys.
Since 2001 Modernformations has played an important role in the dissemination of art in Pittsburgh. It effectively doubles up as a performing space as well as an art gallery that showcases some interesting art specimens. Comfortable couches to sink into amid deep purple walls make for a pleasant setting for like-minded artists to meet and exchange ideas. Organizers can rent the space for poetry readings, recitals, musical nights, dramas, banquets, birthday parties and much more. Check the website for a comprehensive list of events coming up.
A part of the Penn Avenue Arts District, the Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery is located on Penn Avenue. Established by Jason Sauer, an artist and art enthusiast from Pittsburgh, the gallery regularly features exhibitions and art shows. Apart from this, the place also doubles up as a performance facility and hosts events like poetry readings, concerts and other social events. Please check the website for more information.
Curator Duane Rider has spent a major part of his life collecting Roberto Clemente memorabilia. Once his ever-expanding collection couldn't find any more room in his house, he decided to make it public through the Roberto Clemente Museum. The museum, aided by the support of Roberto Clemente's wife Vera Clemente, has a complete collection of photographs (Duane Rider was a commercial photographer himself), balls, statues, caps and jerseys, all forming an integral part of Roberto Clemente's baseball career. Having loved and vowed Pittsburgh natives for 12 years through his performances for the Pirates, the museum hopes to preserve his memories, which in turn last forever. The museum is open by appointment only.
The Gallery in the Square offers an eclectic mix of contemporary art. The space is mostly dedicated to local artists who fill the space with exhibits in a variety of media. Exhibits change every six weeks. Owner and artist Liz Reed also provides custom framing. Patrons can order posters and prints from catalogs. Visitors to the Gallery in the Square should note, although the address is Ellsworth Avenue, the entrance is actually on College Avenue. See website for schedule, online galleries, and custom framing info.
Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery devotes its space solely to work made of glass. The work by various artists ranges from functional pieces such as goblets to jewelry to sculpture. The exhibits rotate every eight to 10 weeks and feature local and national artists such as Kathleen Mulcahy and Jeff Goodman.
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts offers a variety of resources for local artists. The gallery exhibits works by well-known and emerging artists in a variety of mediums. More than 600 classes are offered in everything from drawing to music to yoga. The center is considered one of the largest art schools in the country. And the shops sell original work in jewelry, ceramics, paintings and more. Call the center for information on classes.