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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Art Under Attack

Erin Thompson

The history of the world is under attack. Instability and conflict in Syria, Egypt, and other countries rich with the remains of our shared past have led to a recent huge rise in the looting and destruction of archeological sites. The damage done is incalculable. MORE

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Daughters of the Dust

"Requiem for Rice" presents a tasting of authentic Gullah Geechee cuisine from the South Carolina and Georgia Sea Islands and a special screening of award-winning filmmaker Julie Dash's classic, "Daughters of the Dust." MORE
Thursday, February 2, 2017

To Conduct Strange Exercises on Barely Comparable Things

What is at stake in the notion of interdisciplinarity? Does it seek a shared enterprise between fields of knowledge or methods of inquiry? Does it depend on a mastery of multiple disciplines? Or does it seek the limits of a discipline or its points of crisis? And who has the right or authority to approach these borders and fault lines of thought? MORE
Saturday, November 19, 2016

Dark Matter

DarkMatter, is a trans South Asian performance art duo comprised of Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian. MORE
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Performing Peace in the North of Ireland

Performing Peace in the North of Ireland is a Center for Arts in Society funded project by John Carson and Jennifer Keating exploring the roles, which individual citizens and artists undertake in navigating public and private spheres of a society in transition from conflict to peace. MORE
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Detroit and Race

Rebecca J. Kinney will address themes from her new book, Beautiful Wasteland: The Rise of Detroit as America's Postindustrial Frontier. MORE
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Drama Queens!

An Evening of Short Performances by Six World-Renowned Performance Artists followed by a panel discussion with the artists. MORE
Saturday, May 7, 2016


Now in its third year, Pittonkatonk is a free, outdoor, family friendly community celebration of brass music that features both local and touring musicians. MORE
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Colour of Music Festival Virtuosi

The Colour of Music (Black Classical Musicians) Festival in association with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to present the Colour of Music Festival Virtuosi in performance in Pittsburgh. MORE
Monday, April 4, 2016

Filmmaker Julie Dash Events

Director of "Daughters of Dust," 1991 winner of Sundance Film Festival Cinematography Award and Grand Jury Prize nominee, Julie Dash is a filmmaker, music video and commercial director, and author. MORE
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