Building Profile

Wood Street Galleries

601 Wood Street

Saturday: 1pm-4pm
Sunday: 1pm-4pm

Neighborhood: Downtown

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Restrooms Available: Yes


Design Matters

The Wood Street Galleries stands over the Wood Street T station. The building was designed in 1927 by Edward Stotz as the Monongahela Bank Building, part of Pittsburgh’s “Wall Street”. It later became the Max Azen Furs building. Stotz established the architecture firm that is now MacLachlan, Cornelius, & Filoni, developed codes to make buildings safer, and held the presidency of the Pennsylvania State Association of Architects. He designed many structures now on the National Register of Historic Places, such as Fifth Avenue High School in the Bluff, Oakmont Country Club, Schenley High School in Oakland, and the Kaufmann Auditorium in the Hill District.

Your Experience:  

'Visitors will experience "Boat Trip" which investigates recent artist projects, installations and videos related to the fast disappearing Arctic Circle.

Artists: Jacob Kirkegaard, Finnbogi Petursson, Jean-Piere Aubin, Matt Biederman, HC Gilje, Ester Kokmeijer, Michael Dax Lacovone.

Please review the security guidelines from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust before making plans to visit this building:

Building Description:

Through an agreement with the Port Authority of Pittsburgh, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust leases the upper floors of the former Max Azen Company building, above the Wood Street subway station, and operates the Wood Street Galleries.

Opened in 1992, the galleries feature two floors of exhibition and performance space, and subsidized office space for emerging performing arts organizations throughout Pittsburgh.