History of Art and Architecture

February 14 Colloquium

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:00pm

Room 202, Frick Fine Arts Building

“Associated Artists of Pittsburgh: Then, Now, and the Hereafter”

Madeline L. Gent  

The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh is the oldest, continuously-exhibiting, visual arts organization in the country. Founded in 1910, AAP has spent over 100 years as a driving force in Pittsburgh’s dynamic cultural life. Its mission today, as then, is to provide a vital and challenging environment for artists to exhibit new work in the widest possible range of media.

On December 4, 2017 Madeline Gent joined the staff of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh as the organization’s new Executive Director.  Prior to joining the AAP, Gent held positions at the Smithsonian, the University of Maryland Art Gallery, the Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture, Washington and Lee University, and Johns Hopkins University. Gent’s professional experience spans her work as a curator, instructor and lecturer, manager, registrar, and director of a non-profit.

The AAP enhances the region's cultural vitality and promotes visual arts excellence by showcasing artists' work through contemporary exhibitions, providing community-based education programs, and facilitating a broad dialogue to engage artists with one another and the community.