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New Pittsburgh art museum keeps the tradition of American tattooing alive

The Pittsburgh Tattoo Art Museum opened in March in a basement shop and visitors will find artifacts that used to belong to Percy Waters, Bert Grimm and Lew Alberts.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

Visitors are returning to Pittsburgh museums, sometimes at pre-pandemic levels

The coronavirus pandemic is as big a challenge as most Pittsburgh arts groups have ever faced. But while performance troupes are only just beginning to resume indoor, in-person performances, many of the city’s museums say attendance has been rebounding for months.

By Bill O'Driscoll/WESA

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Philadelphia’s Jewish museum emerges from bankruptcy

The National Museum of American Jewish History hopes to reopen soon

By Peter Crimmins/WHYY

Gettysburg Sculpture Museum among organizations interested in acquiring Charlottesville statues

At least 13 organizations and one municipality have expressed interest in acquiring two statues of Confederate generals removed from downtown Charlottesville parks.

By The Associated Press

Pittsburgh museum returns lion attack display to public view

X-rays have confirmed that the figure contains a human skull and jaw, presenting an ethical problem for the museum, which does not know where those remains originated.

By The Associated Press


Inside the Met

Watch as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 150th birthday is upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing the art institution to close its doors for the first time in history, while facing financial losses and a battle to protect artistic treasures.

By Fred Vigeant

Research finds that autism develops differently in girls than boys

Local care providers offer a perspective on caring for Autistic individuals during the pandemic
By Merideth Bucher

How does the Please Touch Museum reopen during a pandemic?

“Being ‘Please Touch Museum’ in the middle of a pandemic, it certainly raises eyebrows,” said the museums chief operating officer, Donna Saul Mullen.

By Robert Brod/Keystone Crossroads
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