President’s Note

This issue celebrates two proud, distinctive, and interlinked American traditions: a strong, cultural sector and an active culture of philanthropy to support it. Philanthropists, after all, are simply private citizens who join forces with others to advance cultural, social, and educational missions, generously giving time, talent, and treasure to enrich their communities. In other words, … Continued

News Worthy Summer 2017

High-flying changes on the North Shore They’ve stood atop Carnegie Science Center’s iconic building since the year 2000: 12-foot-high letters that clearly demarcate the popular North Shore attraction. Their removal was part of the construction necessary to make way for the Science Center’s new, four-story Science Pavilion to be built off the east side of … Continued

Nature’s Garden of Good and Evil

Poison’s role in nature, legend, and human health is complex—from defense to lethal-weapon-turned-lifesaving treatment.

Engineering the Future

Pittsburgh’s legacy of engineering excellence is far from a thing of the past. The region’s big thinkers continue to find solutions to big problems.


Part of Andy Warhol’s Pop-art genius is rooted in his boyhood fascination with movie stars, the springboard for a lifelong infatuation with fame and celebrity culture.

Meaningful Beauty

These art collectors get great satisfaction building their collections—and giving them away.

The Great American Eclipse

August 21 marks a rare opportunity to witness one of nature’s most dazzling spectacles: the first total eclipse of the sun to sweep the country in nearly a century.

Art’s 20/20 Lens

A unique collaboration between Carnegie Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem combines works of the past and present to give voice to shifting, contemporary realities.