University Art Gallery http://wesa.fm en Pitt's Angular Arch Turns 40 http://wesa.fm/post/pitts-angular-arch-turns-40 <p>The bright yellow geometric arch outside the University of Pittsburgh’s Posavar Hall will have a 40<sup>th</sup> birthday party on Thursday, complete with cake.</p><p>Pittsburgh’s Office of Public Art (OPA) and the University Art Gallery (UAG) are joining forces to celebrate the history of Tony Smith’s minimalist sculpture.</p><p>A tent will be set up next to the sculpture and guided tours around the sculpture will be offered at noon and 3pm.</p><p>UAG curator Isabelle Chartier will be one of the tour guides.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 17:05:45 +0000 Kaye Burnet 29146 at http://wesa.fm Pitt Art Gallery Hosts Exhibit on Conservation http://wesa.fm/post/pitt-art-gallery-hosts-exhibit-conservation <p>Conservation and preservation is the theme of a new exhibition at the University of Pittsburgh’s Art Gallery.</p><p>The gallery was chosen by Heritage Preservation to take part in the 2013 Conservation Assessment Program. In June, a professional paper conservator spent two days examining the layout of the gallery as well as the site’s policies, procedures and environmental conditions.</p><p>An initial report points to issues in lighting, shelving and storage that could harm artwork over time.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 16:58:24 +0000 Michael Lynch 15733 at http://wesa.fm