Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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The Bodyguard Tickets Now on Presale

The Bodyguard

February 27 - March 4
Benedum Center


Based on the smash hit film, the award-winning musical will star Grammy® Award-nominee and R&B superstar DEBORAH COX!

Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love.

A breathtakingly romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a host of irresistible classics including " Queen of the Night", "So Emotional", "One Moment in Time", "Saving All My Love", "Run to You", "I Have Nothing", "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – "I Will Always Love You".

Deborah Cox is not scheduled to perform at the Saturday matinee and Sunday evening performances.

Enter promo code FRANK to purchase tickets before they
go on sale to the public on Friday, December 1.

To Purchase Tickets:
Online at TrustArts.org
Call 412-456-4800
Box Office at Theater Square
Groups 10 Call 412-471-6930
Broadway In Pittsburgh

Richie Cole and Friends to Create a Very Carnegie Christmas

Richie Cole is joined by Kevin Moore on keyboard, Ava Lintz on bass, Mark Lucas on guitar, and Vince Taglieri on drums. Vocalists Hilerie Klein Rensi, Samantha St. John and Timothy Woodruff, as well as the chorus from Carnegie Elementary School and the very accomplished string players from the Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra bring a joyful sound to Carnegie Carnegie Hall!

A reception in the Lincoln Gallery follows the concert.  Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Children under 12, $5. 1-800-838-3066, x. 1 or www.carnegiecarnegie.org/ticketing.
A free shuttle runs from the parking lot on E. Main Street .

Monday, November 20, 2017

PSO Has Special Thanksgiving Weekend Offer

Vienna & Violin Virtuosity
Friday, November 24 | 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 26 | 2:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $20!
Free Child Tickets (ages 6-18) are available for
Thanksgiving weekend, so bring the whole family!
*Some restrictions apply


Manfred Honeck, conductor
Noa Wildschut, violin

Ravel: Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra
Chausson: Poème ​for Violin and Orchestra
PLUS- Manfred Honeck conducts effervescent Viennese favorites including Emperor Waltzes by Johann Strauss, Jr. and more - a Thanksgiving tradition!

Read the PROGRAM NOTES to learn even more about each piece!

Violinist Noa Wildschut Credit: Marco Borggrove
Dazzling young virtuoso Noa Wildschut, only 16 years old, joins the Pittsburgh Symphony for Thanksgiving weekend, performing two showpieces for violin, Ravel’s Tzigane and Chausson’s Poème. Manfred Honeck rounds out the program with musical gems and effervescent Viennese favorites, celebrating 10 years of this Thanksgiving tradition!


After Friday and Sunday’s concerts, a group of PSO musicians will be performing Poulenc’s Sextet for Piano & Woodwind Quintet, Op.100. These musicians include: Lorna McGhee, flute; Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida, oboe; Victoria Luperi, clarinet; David Sogg, bassoon; William Caballero, French horn; and Rodrigo Ojeda, piano. These performances, happening on stage immediately following the concert, are free and open to ticketholders.

Also, after the concert, violinist Noa Wildschut will be signing autographs in the Grand Lobby.

Merry Madrigals at the Mansions

Thursday 14 December
6:30 pm

Join Pittsburgh Festival Opera for an evening of merriment and mirth as we celebrate the season in the holiday splendor of Mansions on Fifth. A program of traditional English madrigals accompanies the arrival of the boar's head and flaming figgy pudding with substantial hors d'oeuvres and festive drinks.

Mansions on Fifth
5105 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

$75 per person
(includes valet parking and a complimentary drink)

Box Office

Carnegie Museum of Art Announces 2018 Exhibit Schedule

Carnegie Museum of Art Exterior

Pittsburgh, PA…Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA), located at 4400 Forbes Avenue in Pittsburgh, announces its 2018 schedule of special exhibitions, including the Carnegie International, 57th edition, 2018, the museum’s signature contemporary art show. Other presentations include new photography by Deana Lawson, a unique hang of master Japanese printmaker Hiroshige’s Tokaido Road series, and a major exhibition of CMOA’s neo-classical and neo-romantic works.

Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018
October 12, 2018–March 25, 2019

Established in 1896, the Carnegie International is where the contemporary happens. It signals debuts, ambitious installations, live performances, and site-specific works by artists from around the world, making this exhibition an immersive experience of art today.

Curated by Ingrid Schaffner, the 57th edition will culminate three years of travel and research, publications and programs. It saturates the entire museum, making it a place for visitors to move through and to be with art and one another.

Stay tuned for more stories of artist visits, Travelogues, and Tam O’Shanter Drawing Sessions, led by participants in the International.

Teenie Harris Photographs: Service and Sacrifice
January 27–May 28, 2018
Lobby Gallery

During World War II, Charles “Teenie” Harris documented thousands of African American soldiers who fought for a nation that didn’t always fight for them. Separated by over years of Army service, Master Sergeant Eugene Boyer Sr. and former Staff Sergeant Lance A. Woods have selected 25 Harris images that speak to their experiences—the honor of military service, and the sacrifices that the families of service members make.

Teenie Harris was one of the great photographers of the 20th century, and his body of work stands as one of the most detailed records of the black urban experience. His photographs of service members, as well as of efforts on the home front, tell stories of black soldiers fighting for the American promise of civil liberties, and the opportunity for a better future.

Teenie Harris Photographs: Service and Sacrifice is guest-curated by Eugene Boyer Sr. and Lance A. Woods, in collaboration with Dominique Luster, Teenie Harris Archivist.

Visions of Order and Chaos: The Enlightened Eye
March 3–June 24
Heinz Galleries

Through painting, sculpture, furniture, prints, drawings, and personal objects, Visions of Order and Chaos shows a Western world in tension between rational order and chaotic abandon. The exhibition is the first major survey of CMOA’s 1750–1850 collections. During this time, the world changed dramatically. Revolutions toppled monarchies, and constitutional democracy took root in the US and France. This was a time of explosive changes, with accelerating ideas on liberty and equality challenging social norms.

Research and restoration projects have yielded several never-before-shown works. Combined with new acquisitions and longtime gallery favorites, the exhibition tells a story of this sensational century. This was one of the most fascinating times in our history, and CMOA invites you to view our world through their eyes.

Visions of Order and Chaos is organized by Louise Lippincott, Curator of Fine Art, and Rachel Delphia, The Alan G. and Jane A. Lehman Curator of Decorative Arts and Design.

Deana Lawson
March 15–July 15, 2018
Forum 80

Photographer Deana Lawson (b. 1979) addresses critical issues surrounding representations of African Americans and the African diaspora. No other photographer working today depicts the black figure so directly and sensitively. Many of Lawson’s sitters are strangers that she encounters in her everyday life and then photographs in intimate settings.  For this solo exhibition, Lawson expands her artistic practice with new and experimental methods of installation.  By applying her own photographs as well as appropriated images directly to the museum walls without frames, Lawson will heighten the immediacy of her work and invite audiences to consider urgent questions of race and representation.

Deana Lawson is organized by Dan Leers, Curator of Photography.

Hiroshige’s Tokaido Road
March 24–July 8, 2018
Gallery One

Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido by master printmaker Utagawa (Andō) Hiroshige depicts the spectacular landscapes and interesting characters encountered along the journey from Edo (now Tokyo) to the imperial capital Kyoto. Central to the exhibition are CMOA’s prints from the first Hōeidō edition; 55 in total, created between 1831 and 1834. This will be the first time in 25 years that the entire series has been on view at the museum.

In a unique twist, visitors will see examples from Hiroshige’s other series on Tokaido to illustrate the artist’s varied approach to the same subject and innovations of vantage point, perspective, and scale. And, multiple impressions of the same Hōeidō print will demonstrate variations in the color woodblock printing process.

Hiroshige’s Tokaido Road is organized by Akemi May, Assistant Curator of Fine Art.


You've heard of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. This year, consider doing your holiday shopping on the inaugural Museum Store Sunday, spearheaded by the Museum Store Association. Taking place on Sunday, Nov. 26, Museum Store Sunday will offer visitors and consumers inspired experiences and shopping opportunities provided by stores at museums and other cultural non-profit attractions.

More than 600 Museum Stores representing fifty states, ten countries, and three continents are slated to partake in Museum Store Sunday with special events and promotions, including several Pittsburgh destinations!

In partnership with the United Kingdom’s Association for Cultural Enterprises and the Museum Shops Association of Australia and New Zealand, MSA’s Museum Store Sunday aims to be the global annual day to Be a Patron -- shop conscientiously and support museum stores and their missions worldwide. Holiday shoppers will not only be able to find quality gifts filled with inspiration and educational value but, through their purchases, will support museums and cultural institutions, enabling ongoing and future appreciation and knowledge. Proceeds from purchases at museum stores support the missions and programming of museums.

“The general public already loves shopping in museum stores, because they know they can find something different,” says Julie Steiner, President of the MSA Board of Directors and Director of Retail Operations at the Barnes Foundation. “Museum Store Sunday gives people a chance to support local businesses, give back to the community through local non-profit museum, support good causes, find unique holiday gifts, and enjoy an entertaining and educational experience at favorite museums, all at the same time.”

Participating Pittsburgh museums and cultural institutions include:

Carnegie Science Center
Carnegie Museum of Art
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
The Andy Warhol Museum
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Fort Pitt Museum
Heinz History Center
National Aviary
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Center for the Arts
Contemporary Craft
The Frick Pittsburgh
Mattress Factory – Museum of Contemporary Art

The Pittsburgh museums and cultural institutions are sponsoring an MSS Pittsburgh Passport Prize Drawing, featuring a prize package valued over $1,000. Patrons can pick up their passport at any of the participating museums on November 26, and after vising two or more museums, have a staff member validate their passport for an entry into the drawing.

No museum admission is needed to access any of the museum stores.

For a complete list of participating museums and institutions, and for more information, visit www.museumstoresunday.org.

About the Museum Store Association
The Museum Store Association is a 501(c)3 international organization with the mission of advancing the non-profit retail industry, its museum stores, and the success of the professionals engaged in it. MSA offers educational information and programs throughout the year culminating in an annual conference and trade show highlighting the best in the industry. By advocating for and encouraging high standards of curated products, knowledge, and professionalism, MSA helps museum stores and their non-profit retail professionals better serve their institutions and the public.