Andy Warhol Museum

Party at Pittsburgh Int’l Airport

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There’s a party going on at Pittsburgh International Airport this week, as part of a renewed commitment to celebrate the region’s local institutions, food, music and culture in the airport.

So far this week there’s been live music, visits by sports mascots, a display of (replica) Egyptian relics from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and a class in hieroglyphics. The Carnegie Science Center distributed liquid nitrogen ice cream, the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum brought by some history displays and the Phipps Conservatory let passengers pot their own air plants.

The party continues today – Sept 15 – with a live African penguin from the National Aviary, button-making hosted by The Andy Warhol Museum, a steel drum band and free popcorn.

Andy Warhol Wallpaper at PIT

Friday, Sept. 16, the entertainment includes live reptiles from the Pittsburgh Zoo and a musical theater performance.

Sounds like fun!

Party at Pittsburgh International Airport

To celebrate five years of service to Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), Southwest Airlines will be throwing a little party at its PIT gates starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Gate games and decorations are promised, but with Southwest, well, you never know quite what will happen.

Even without a Southwest party, Pittsburgh Airport has a few special amenities worth applauding.  There’s this giant  aluminum and iron mobile by Alexander Calder suspended over the air-side central atrium:

PIT also has free Wi-Fi, exhibits from The Andy Warhol Museum, a T-Rex model on loan from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and an exhibit honoring Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers Neighborhood.

Showcase G20: Warhol and others in new art exhibition at Pittsburgh International Airport

Showcase G20 is a new exhibition at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) put together to show off the region’s art and culture to the many world leaders, interested attendees, news cameras, and protesters that converged on the city in September for the G-20 Summit, a meeting of leaders from countries around the world that together represent more than 85% of the world’s economy.

PIT WARHOL wallpaper

The meeting is over, but the art will stick around through the end of 2009.

PIT warhol posters

The Pittsburgh-based Andy Warhol Museum is showing off some of the artist’s wallpapers, Self-Portrait and Cow, photographs of Warhol, and prints that include images of Queen Elizabeth II, Alexander the Great, Jimmy Carter, Italy’s Mt. Vesuvius, Cologne Cathedral in Germany, and more. Displays are in concourses C and D in the airside terminal.

PIT Warhol

The work of various Pittsburgh area artists, including Randi Snow, Donna Broderick, Keith Garubba, Tom Brunger, Megan Herwig, and others is featured in another exhibit,Urbanic 2: Catalyzing a Regional Economic Renaissance, put together by Mox Box Consulting.   These works are on display on the south end of the ticketing level of the landside terminal.

PIT - G-20 Randi Snow Flight of Imagination

(Randi Snow’s Flight of Imagination)