Thursday, November 3, 2011
Pittsburgh Happenings November
Pittsburgh was named among the 20 great places in the world to experience in 2012 by National Geographic Traveler. The magazine says this about Pittsburgh: “Its mourning for its industrial past long concluded, this western Pennsylvania city changed jobs and reclaimed its major assets: a natural setting that rivals Lisbon and San Francisco, a wealth of fine art and architecture, and a quirky sense of humor.”
The Andy Warhol Museum recently released The Warhol Art app to the iTunes App Store and Android Marketplace. The Warhol Art app allows users to examine works of art and related materials in The Warhol’s collection with archival materials, letters, images, film and video clips and audio. It provides a behind-the-scene glimpse at over 50 art works spanning Warhol’s career from the 1920s to the late 1980s.
The Pittsburgh Steelers and the City of Pittsburgh named a new street for former coach Chuck Noll, who coached four winning teams in the Super Bowl. “Chuck Noll Way” joins other streets in the North Shore stadium complex named for the late Steelers owner Art Rooney, former Pirates great Bill Mazeroski and former University of Pittsburgh running back Tony Dorsett. Chuck Noll Way is located near where the old Three Rivers Stadium stood.
Winter Classic Ice Rises
The outdoor ice rink that the Pittsburgh Penguins built for the 2011 Winter Classic is seeing overtime with a return this winter. The Penguins, together with the Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority and the Soffer Organization, a local developer, are rebuilding the public rink at the SouthSide Works complex in Pittsburgh. The NHL-sized rink will be open from Nov. 18 to Jan. 8.
Wonder where to park? The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s smart parking app, ParkPGH – which directs drivers to available parking spots – received national recognition from the Intelligent Transportation Society of America. This technology-based program calculates the number of parking spaces available in all Cultural District garages every 30 seconds and delivers available locations to drivers through iPhone application, website, mobile website, text messaging and through a call-in telephone service.
The groundbreaking exhibition, “Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story,” will be on view at the Carnegie Museum of Art from October 27, 2011 to April 7, 2012. The exhibition is considered one of the most complete portraits anywhere of 20th Century African-American experience. Nearly 1,000 of Harris’s most striking and iconic photographs will be digitally projected as life-sized images in the opening gallery. A second gallery will feature a chronological installation of small prints of the projected images that will include a reference system for in-depth exploration of each photograph through a bank of computers and books also located in the gallery.