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May/June Cover


The Odyssey of an Art Collector
By Charles H. Carpenter, Jr.

For 50 years Charles Carpenter, Jr. and his wife, Mary Grace, bought art on the installment plan and gradually developed a great collection.

The Tale before Peter Rabbit

Robert McCracken Peck

Beatrix Potter was a great scientific illustrator as well as a famous children's author

William Falconer and the Landscaping of Schenley Park

By Barry Hannegan

A century ago Pittsburgh's Schenley Park became a horticultural showplace designed by a talented Scot.

A Century of Scientific Exploration

For the centennial year Carnegie scientists display rare artifacts and specimens gathered over the past 100 years.

YouthALIVE! At Carnegie Science Center

By Mark Petruzzini

High school mentors teach elementary school children in an innovative neighborhood program.


Making Changes

Book Reviews

Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography

Gail Levin -- Reviewed by Harry Schwalb

The Early Architecture of Western Pennsylvania

Charles Morse Stotz -- Reviewed by Paul Rosenblatt

Snow Angels

Stuart O'Nan -- Reviewed by Ellen S. Wilson


Pending Legislation Threatens Fossil Collecting

By Chris Beard

Cleaning Paintings with Lasers

By Will Real

On The Cover

Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit enjoying food and music in Mr. McGregor's forbidden garden.