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Collage of art from Art for August exhibit

October 21, 2021

Art for August — Community Art Exhibit Coming to CMU Nov. 1

Starting November 1 through December 15, Carnegie Mellon University, in partnership with the August Wilson House, will host the Art for August exhibit in the Lee Lobby of the Cohon University Center.

Art for August is a traveling exhibit to honor and celebrate the birthday of August Wilson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Pittsburgh native, while supporting local artists and vendors. The exhibit debuted at the Energy Innovation Center on April 27, 2021 — Wilson’s birthday — and has been traveling throughout Pittsburgh before making its way to CMU on November 1. The artwork included in the exhibit comes from local artists who were commissioned to create art in tribute to Wilson.

All CMU community members are welcomed and encouraged to view and experience the exhibit. For more information on the exhibit and the featured artists, please consult the Art for August Exhibit Brochure [pdf]. To learn more about August Wilson and his legacy, please take the time to visit the August Wilson House website.