East Liberty Public Art! Join Morton Brown, a local public art aficionado, who will take us on a walking tour of one of our most beloved Pittsburgh neighborhoods, exploring its history, public art, and amenities.
Morton was the City’s public art manager from 2009-2015, and is now an independent public art consultant, and so he has many interesting, first-hand stories to share regarding art and history in the area.
Experience the first-ever-for-Pittsburgh fully artist-designed pedestrian bridge, Shady Liberty by Sheila Klein, the Joy of Life sculpture by Virgil Cantini, Leslie Ansleya’s Convergence, Laura Jean McLaughlina’s mosaic and Kate Bechaka’s Worma’s Eye View mural at Whole Foods, and the new mural To Be Human, by Ann Lewis, recently completed upon the massive facade of Duolingo HQ.
Please join us for this one-of-a-kind tour of one of Pittsburgh’s greatest neighborhoods, East Liberty.
Tour Dates/Times: Saturday, September 4, and Saturday, September 11. Tours are offered 10 am – 12 pm each day.
Tour Starts: 116 S Highland Ave, East Liberty.
Tour Ends: 125 S. Beatty Street, East Liberty.
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.