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Carnegie Museum of Art Announces Picturing the City: Downtown Pittsburgh 2007–2010

The Carnegie Museum of Art presents Picturing the City: Downtown Pittsburgh, 2007–2010. Exhibition open September 23, 2011–March 25, 2012 in the Works on Paper Gallery.

Martha Rial, American, b. 1961; Last Penguins Game at Civic Arena, 2010, inkjet print; Courtesy of the artist

Experience Pittsburgh through the lenses of nine photographers who call the city their home. Inspired by the city’s rich tradition of documentary photography, The Heinz Endowments asked photographers to record the current renaissance of Downtown, as told through rivers, parks, buildings, and transportation systems, and brought to life through the celebrations and challenges, faces, and personalities of the people who live and work there. The artists of the Downtown Now Photography Project—Melissa Farlow, Jim Judkis, Richard Kelly, Kenneth Neely, Annie O’Neill, Mark Perrott, Martha Rial, Renee Rosensteel, and Dylan Vitone—focused on changes, large and small, in Pittsburgh today. This exhibition presents 80 works selected by curator of photography Linda Benedict-Jones from the final Project archive of over 400, providing ample evidence that after more than 100 years, photographers continue to marvel over our unique urban landscape.

General operating support for Carnegie Museum of Art is provided by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. Carnegie Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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