Arts & Culture

Heinz Memorial Chapel windows illuminate significant women in history

Poet Emily Dickinson, American Red Cross founder Clara Barton and warrior Joan of Arc are among the women depicted in colorful stained glass windows at the Heinz Memorial Chapel in Oakland.

By Katie Blackley/WESA

Philadelphia Flower Show opens with a trip to the Cote d’Azur

As Princess Grace, Kelly pursued a love of flowers that began in Philadelphia. When she was a young woman, she had entered her flowers into the Flower Show competition. Later, in Monaco, she designed a rose garden, cultivating hundreds of varieties.

By Peter Crimmins/WHYY

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Pittsburgh literary anthology centers stories of black women

“tender” features stories, poems and artwork by 19 African-American women and girls of various ages and backgrounds, all from the Pittsburgh region. 

By Bill O'Driscoll/WESA

PAFA displays Black art collection of Constance Clayton, former Philadelphia school superintendent

“I think she and her mom were specifically creating a collection that marched us through the history of African American art"
By Peter Crimmins/WHYY

Report notes growth, inequities in Pittsburgh’s arts community

While “Culture Counts” tracks the nine-county southwestern Pennsylvania region, about two-thirds of all the arts groups it surveys are based in Allegheny County.
By Bill O'Driscoll/WESA

In ‘The Other Apartment,’ a parallel world opens between the U.S. and Iran

Visitors to the exhibit in Pittsburgh walk through the recreated brick facade of the building and through the home's five rooms.
By Kathleen Davis/WESA

Pa. museum’s Rembrandt knockoff turns out to be the real thing

For decades, the Allentown Art Museum displayed an oil-on-oak panel painting called “Portrait of a Young Woman” and credited it to “Studio of Rembrandt.”

By The Associated Press

On social media, love is in the eye of the poster

A dyadic display is a behavior that publicly communicates that you are in a relationship. This might include mentioning your partner in conversation, wearing a wedding ring or changing your last name after marriage.

By Sarah Boden/WESA