Saturday, August 02, 2014

Modernist Pittsburgh @ Concept Gallery Highlights Local Art & Design in the 1940's & 50's

Pittsburgh in 1941 was more on the cutting edge of industry than art till a young woman named Elizabeth Rockwell changed that by opening, Outlines Gallery exposing the city to Alexander Calder, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Paul Klee, Charles Eames and others.

Carnegie Tech professor, Samuel Rosenburg moved towards abstraction, helping to mentor other local artists.

Concept's exhibit seems to center on Rosenburg's 1950's abstractions, but includes contemporaries and students like Louise Pershing, Glen Davis & Marie Tuicillo Kelly..Images also show a lot of amazing modernist furniture.

Modernist Pittsburgh

July 17- September 20th 

Tuesday – Saturday: 10 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 10 AM – 8PM

1031 South Braddock Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
A documentary about Elizabeth Rockwell, Outlines Gallery & modernism in Pittsburgh will be screened
Thursday, August 21, 7PM  @ The Regent Square Theater  

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