The Mystery of Art with Magritte

For today’s Monday Motivation, we’re exploring the mystery of artworks as demonstrated by iconic surrealist René Magritte.

Knowing Yourself Through Art with Nicole Eisenman

Nicole Eisenman is one of the foremost figurative painters of our time. Combining a visual language of art history with personal allegory, Eisenman’s works offer a forthright, comedic, and critical mediation on contemporary life.

Sol LeWitt on Making Your Own Uncool

This week’s Monday Motivation comes from Sol LeWitt, who designed the wall drawing that extends up to our second-floor galleries from the museum lobby. We’re inspired by his words:

An Artist’s Duty With Nina Simone

Our Monday Motivation this week comes from the words of iconic musician and activist Nina Simone paired with this picture of her performance in the Hilton Hotel Ballroom captured by Pittsburgh-based photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris.

Opening Doors with Margaret Bourke-White

We’re finding our Monday Motivation this week in the words of Margaret Bourke-White, one of the best-known photojournalists and one of the first women to serve as a war correspondent. She also traveled to Pittsburgh…

Making Your Work about Love with Vanessa German

This week’s Monday Motivation comes from Pittsburgh artist Vanessa German. German’s work is rooted in objects she finds in her neighborhood of Homewood, and she uses her art to explore the transformative power of art and love in communities.

Overcoming Doubt with Mickalene Thomas

This week, we’re inspired by the words of Mickalene Thomas on overcoming doubt. Thomas’s work draws upon images from popular culture and art history and explores subjects such as femininity, power, and beauty.

Capturing Moments with Elizabeth Peyton

This week, we’re gleaning some Monday Motivation from the words of artist Elizabeth Peyton. Known for her portraits of friends, lovers, and celebrities in bright jewel tones, Peyton depicts her subjects with great emotional detail, inviting the viewer into an intimate and fleeting moment.