Beginning with the monumental outdoor mosaic installed by artist Virgil Cantini in 1964 and slated for removal and relocation in the near future, join Design Nation and the Pittsburgh Modern Committee of Preservation Pittsburgh for a guided walking tour exploring the relationship between modern & postmodern public art, materials and architectural experience throughout downtown.
Additional sites include sculptor Louise Pershing (1904-1986) nearby the U.S. Steel Tower (Harrison, Abramovitz & Abbe, 1967-71), Mary Callery (1903-1977) within the Alcoa Building, now Regional Enterprise Tower (Harrison & Abramovitz, 1963) and Louise Bourgeois within the Agnes Katz Plaza (Michael Graves with Daniel Kiley, 1999).
Sites which previously featured significant art commissions and projects during the mid and late 20th-century will be visited to observe their change and transformation.
Part of DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh, the annual two-day event that provides unique access to explore and experience a collection of iconic, and newly designed buildings, in select neighborhoods of Pittsburgh.
Partial proceeds will support programming for Design Nation, a curatorial project exploring modern works of art, craftsmanship and design aspects of the 20th-century and their interplay with our built environment.
In partnership with the Pittsburgh Modern Committee of Preservation Pittsburgh - celebrating, exploring and protecting Pittsburgh's 20th century modern & postmodern architecture & design.
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Admission is $15.00