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[It’s always time for a paint party. And who doesn’t like a birthday celebration? Roberta rounds up some cheery news items. Plus Hitchbot. –the Artblog editors] News Hello, Pittsburgh, you know you want to be there.  It’s Andy Warhol‘s Birthday on August 6 and Friend of Artblog, Madelyn Roehrig, of the great project, Conversations with Andy, is hosting ANDY WARHOL’S BIRTHDAY PARTY, Thursday, AUG. 6, 2015, at 5:00pm at Andy Warhol’s Grave in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania 15102.  If you can’t make it over, watch the festivities via the EarthCam. Speaking of birthdays, did you know The Print Center is 100 years old ... More » »

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Pivotal: Photography at James Oliver Gallery

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[Noreen appreciates a different view of Americana offered by several contemporary photographers. The show is often colorful, and just as often vaguely unsettling. — the artblog editors] Unlike most downtown galleries, James Oliver Gallery gives an impression of home. Comfortable lounge chairs cluster in the middle of the viewing space, allowing ample standing and ... More » »

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The artblog Reader Advisor

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[Good morning! How do you feel about cats? If you’re allergic, skip to the next post, because boy do we have a lot of cats (and politics, and current events) for you today. — the artblog editors] Today’s Reader Advisor is all about the best things ever: CATS! DEAD CATS!, via Fusion ... More » »

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Forms of Elegance — Dynastic Chinese ceramics at the PMA

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[Andrea tours the PMA’s Chinese ceramics collection, enjoying the wares’ restraint and the museum’s attention to providing context. — the artblog editors] The recently installed gallery of Chinese ceramics at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA), painted a soothing celadon green, is as subtle and elegant as its contents. Curator Hiromi Kinoshita ... More » »

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Microetchings and a hodgepodge of scientific imagery — Mind Illuminated at the Mütter Museum

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[Evan racks his brain for insight into a neuroscience-inspired show of works, finding himself a little lost in the neural network. — the artblog editors] The hodgepodge of scientific imagery, Eastern-influenced design, and ultra-sleek presentation that artist and neuroscientist Greg Dunn presents in Mind Illuminated at the Mütter Museum can’t seem to ... More » »

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The artblog Reader Advisor

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[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: A hilarious idea for a Confederate monument fix; IBM’s Watson A.I. has thoughts about your prose style; banks now coach young millionaires on art-buying, and more. — the artblog editors] HOVer Lane? Amazon Plans Dedicated Drone Airspace, via IDG.tv So Fresh and So Clean: Artists ... More » »

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From the vault: Jess Perlitz’s interactive work

[Canadian sculpture artist Jess Perlitz recently opened Chorus, a moving work comprised of recordings of incarcerated men and women throughout the U.S. She ... More » »

Michelle Post, speaking with us Jan. 31 at DaVinci Art Alliance.

From the vault: Michelle Post on artblog radio

[Sculpture artist Michelle Post’s “tronies” become a permanent exhibition this month at Grounds for Sculpture. The Oligarchs features Post’s metal busts of America’s 19th-century wealthy ... More » »