History of Art and Architecture

Opening Reception - "Shifting Ground: Landscapes from the UAG and Local Collections"

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

University Art Gallery - Frick Fine Arts Building

Shifting Ground: Landscapes from the UAG and Local Collections

Exhibition Dates:  September 13 - December 8, 2017

Curated by Isabelle Chartier

This exhibition presents artworks selected from the University Art Gallery’s permanent collection as well as loans from local artists and institutions, with a focus on landscapes and representations of Nature. 

Pastoral, agricultural, urban, architectural or industrial landscapes testify to modes of representation and aesthetic conventions, shaped by artistic, religious, political or philosophical motivations. As a human-fabricated concept, Nature is presented as opposed to Human. Has this binary perception influenced how we define and shape our environment?

The exhibition features artworks from Pittsburgh artists Duncan MacDiarmid, Christine Holtz and Lauren Zadikow, and Nina Young, documentary photographs from the Detre Library and Archives at the Heinz History Center and the University Archives Center of the University of Pittsburgh, and artist books from Pitt's Frick Fine Arts Library. 

Gallery Hours:  Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; closed Monday, October 9, due to Fall Break
Special Hours for Homecoming:  Friday, October 13, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Please note that gallery access may be affected due to the installation of the Museum Studies Exhibition, between October 30 and November 9.

For additional information about the exhibition:  uag.pitt.edu