Dr. Thompson's forthcoming book,
Aesthetic of the Cool
Explore the African roots of Queloides: Race & Racism in Cuban Contemporary Art and Cuban art & culture with Robert Farris Thompson. An acclaimed author, he is America's most prominent scholar of African art and its influence on American and Caribbean art and music. Dr. Thompson will present The Edge of the Road is Listening: The Art and Origin of an Afro-Cuban God on Thursday, February 3rd at 7pm.
The Mattress Factory is a museum of contemporary art that presents art you can get into — room-sized environments, created by in-residence artists. Located in the historic Mexican War Streets of Pittsburgh’s North Side since 1977, the Mattress Factory is one of few museums of its kind anywhere.
The Pittsburgh Art Blog features selected pittsburgh artists and upcoming exhibits with photos from the artists and galleries. since the major press outlets do not go beyond a directory listing of exhibits, blogs are needed to promote pittsburgh artists and their work. the blog also calls attention to the inferiority complex of pittsburgh art and how it's perpetuated by the major players in town. Started on August 20,2007. pittsburgh area galleries and art venues are listed at the sister site www.PghGalleries.com.
the blog and website are volunteer projects from fine art photographer and pittsburgh artist advocate rick byerly.