Sep 26, 2006

I recommend a visit to Pittsburgh if you ever get the chance. I was born there and returned a few years ago (twice, actually) to find that it's a very pleasant town. Part of the reason is the presence of two fine museums, the Warhol and the Carnegie Museum of Art. You can hit them both in a day if you start early, and it's well worth it.

Failing that chance, though, the Carnegie has labored for the past four years or so on a project of getting their entire collection online. The fruits of that labor can be glimpsed by clicking here. A lot of the stuff didn't make it due to copyright issues, but there's still plenty to see. In particular they have a massive collection of photographs from Teenie Harris, which is pretty astounding (particularly some of the baseball pictures). It's no substitute for seeing art in person, but it's a lot better than not seeing it at all.
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