Vision and Desire with Paul Mpagi Sepuya

We’re kicking off this week with the words of artist Paul Mpagi Sepuya, whose artwork Self-portrait Study with Roses at Night (1709) is on view in Scaife Gallery 16.

Finding the Sublime with Hedda Sterne

“I heard once about a Yiddish poet who lived in utter poverty and misery, a teenager, who never had seen anything beautiful in his life, and he made splendid poems about vegetables jumping into the soup pot. My idea being that for the sublime and the beautiful and the interesting, you don’t have to look far away. You have to know how to see.” –Hedda Sterne

Revising the Future with Siwa Mgoboza

I am interested in re-imagining objects, bodies and landscapes that are constructed to immerse us in the logic of another place, an imagined reality.

Defining Art with Donald Judd 

We’re mulling over this thought-provoking quote for our Monday Motivation. To artist Donald Judd, as soon as an artwork was identified as art, that’s what it was! In your opinion, what makes something art?

Summer Fun with Charles “Teenie” Harris

This Monday, we’re getting a pick-me-up from these images capturing the small pleasures of summer in Pittsburgh, taken by photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris in the 1950s and 1960s.

Happy Birthday, William Eggleston

For today’s Monday Motivation, we’re celebrating the influence and birthday of William Eggleston, an American artist whose work helped legitimize color photography as a medium in fine art.

Do What is Right with Louise Nevelson

This week’s source of Monday Motivation is artist Louise Nevelson, whose work Tropical Garden’s Presence, greets us every time we enjoy some sunshine in our Sculpture Courtyard.