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This past spring, florist Anne Dickson of Fox and the Fleur in Fox Chapel showered the Noble Quartet—the bronze sculptures of Shakespeare, Michelangelo, Bach, and Galileo outside the Oakland museums—with spectacular floral love as a random act of kindness for passersby. We appreciate you, Anne!
Support for Pittsburgh’s cultural community
In April, the Henry L. Hillman Foundation announced grants totaling $7 million in support of Pittsburgh’s arts and cultural community still recovering from the prolonged effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Carnegie Museums received the largest grant of $1 million, helping to offset revenue losses and support programming. “These organizations, so critical to our quality of life in the Pittsburgh region, have proven to be resilient and creative in keeping their lights on to the extent possible,” said David Roger, president of the Hillman Family Foundations, of the 57 grant recipients. “However, make no mistake, they’ve been terribly impacted and we need to get behind them as they ramp up operations and programs in the next year.”
“[Pacifico] Silano’s work grapples with the incalculable suffering wrought by AIDS, and that level of loss, enabled by top-down institutional abdication of duty, is one with which the whole of America has become familiar since last March.” – Matt R. Lohr in a review of The Warhol’s Fantasy America for Whitehot Magazine
Chronicling 100 years of magic
Can’t ever get enough of the teeny-tiny details that bring the rich history of western Pennsylvania to life in Carnegie Science Center’s Miniature Railroad & Village®? A new book interprets the wildly interesting history, architecture, and cultural heritage that’s inspired the iconic display for 100 years. Through stunning photography and behind-the-scenes tales, A Love Story: The Miniature Railroad & Village traces the century-old evolution of the Pittsburgh treasure. When you purchase this keepsake at the Science Center’s XPLOR Store or online, a portion of the sales supports the magic of the exhibition.
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