East Liberty Public Art
Saturday, September 3 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Join Morton Brown, a local public art aficionado, for a walking tour of one of our most beloved Pittsburgh neighborhoods – exploring its history, public art, and amenities.
Morton has many interesting, first-hand stories to share regarding art and history in the area, such as the Pittsburgh’s first-ever, fully artist-designed pedestrian bridge named Shady Liberty by Sheila Klein, the Joy of Life sculpture by Virgil Cantini, Leslie Ansley’s Convergence, Laura Jean McLaughlin’s Dishing Out Science mosaic and Kate Bechak’s Worm’s Eye View mural at Whole Foods, and the new mural To Be Human, by Ann Lewis, recently completed upon the massive façade of Duolingo HQ.
TOUR HOST BIO:
Morton Brown is a visual artist (painter) and an art consultant/project manager operating in Pittsburgh, PA. His areas of expertise include managing conservation of outdoor works of art; administering artist selection and project management; and facilitating art-making processes with artists, architects, and communities.
Originally from Arkansas, Morton 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, Morton also worked as an artist with the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program before moving to Pittsburgh in 2001.
From 2003-2007, Morton helped create and administer the Sprout Public Art Program, and from 2009-2015, he served as the Public Art Manager of the City of Pittsburgh, which included planning new projects, maintenance of the City’s art collection, and staffing the City’s Art Commission to approve proposals for new permanent structures on City property.
TOUR STARTS: Front of East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
TOUR ENDS: Duolingo, 125 S Beatty Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15206
- This is a walking tour: 1-2 miles of walking
- Photography is allowed
This tour is brought to you in part by The Fine Foundation, Koppers, and Dollar Bank.
September 3, 2022
10:00am – 11:30am
September 4, 2022
10:00am – 11:30am
And remember to use #BeNebby in your social media posts before, during and after this tour!