Look deeply at photographer Gordon Park’s images of the Penola, Inc. Grease plant and the people who worked there in Pittsburgh’s Strip District in the 1940s in the exhibition Gordon Parks in Pittsburgh, 1944/1946. Discuss Park’s documentation of the plant, its workers, and the range of their activities manufacturing lubricants to support U.S. military efforts during World War II.
On opening day of the exhibition Future Vision: Women of Visions, join us and hear from the artists about how they have continued to create expansive opportunities both for members and audiences while imagining and sharing visions of liberatory futures through artmaking and the collective power of mutual support.
Join us on Saturday, June 4 in the Sculpture Court for the first Inside Out of 2022! From 1 to 2:30 p.m., participate in workshops with artist Rafael Domenech and watch performances by the Hill Dance Academy Theater. All afternoon, enjoy DJ sets by DJ Shoe and pvkvsv.
How do you define work? In this three-part crash course lecture series, participants will consider both paid and unpaid labor, factories and labor unions, food production and the environment, women in the domestic sphere, and the impact of labor on the American economy.
Join us on Saturday, June 11 at 1 and 3 p.m. in the Sculpture Court for performances by legendary jazz drummer Roger Humphries and his RH Factor Band. In between performances, C Scott will soundtrack an afternoon full of eating, drinking, art-making, and summer fun.
Siblings Carmen Winant, a participating artist in Working Thought, and Gabriel Winant, historian and author of The Next Shift: The Fall of Industry and the Rise of Health Care in Rust Belt America, address the complexities and contradictions of domestic and feminized labor as seen through photography in their respective work.