Allegheny Commons Public Art Tour — May 22 & 29

Allegheny Commons Public Art Tour — May 22 & 29

Join DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh and Morton Brown, a local public art aficionado, for this one-of-a-kind tour of Pittsburgh’s most striking City parks–Allegheny Commons. 

On this walking tour, you will explore its history, public art, and amenities. 

Morton was the City’s public art manager from 2009-2015 so you will get first-hand stories regarding the restoration of “Lady Fame”, atop the Civil War monument overlooking Lake Elizabeth, the Maine monument, the park’s history, and more!

Additionally, you will venture into Allegheny Center, to visit sculptures by Syl Damianos, Ned Kahn and others, while learning about the history and exciting rebirth of the Center, Museum Lab, Children’s Museum, and Federal Galley!

Please join us for this one-of-a-kind tour of one of Pittsburgh’s living treasures.

Tour Dates/Times:  May 22,10:00 am-12 noon AND May 29, 10:00 am-12 noon

Tours Starting Location: 810 Arch St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (Tour Ends: 10 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212)

Masks are required for entry. Tour group size is limited to encourage social distancing.  Please reserve your tickets in advance. 

Tour Host: Morton Brown is a visual artist (painter), and an art consultant, operating in Pittsburgh, PA. His areas of expertise include managing conservation of outdoor works of art; administering artist selection and project management; facilitating art-making processes with artists, architects, and communities. Originally from Arkansas, Brown completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Central Arkansas in 1996. While he earned his Master of Fine Arts in painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Brown also worked as an artist with the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program before moving to Pittsburgh in 2001. From 2003-2007, Brown helped create and administer the Sprout Public Art Program, and from 2009-2015, Brown served as the Public Art Manager of the City of Pittsburgh, which included staffing the City’s Art Commission/approval of proposals for new permanent structures on City property, planning new projects, and maintenance of the art collection.

DOORS OPEN Team

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