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Arts and Entertainment

Raise the Curtain on Pittsburgh’s Burgeoning Arts and Entertainment Scene

Stealing the Spotlight

Pittsburgh isn't shy about celebrating the work of its legendary artists at institutions like the Andy Warhol Museum and the August Wilson African American Cultural Center. And with more than 1,000 arts and cultural organizations, world-class performing and visual arts venues, and a prolific filmmaking industry, the city is adding to its legacy of artistic excellence each day – and fostering a new generation of artists and arts patrons in the process.

Catch an art house film at the Harris Theater. See a show at Stage AE. Take an improv class at the Arcade Comedy Theater. Or attend a play right here on campus. Whatever your entertainment interests, you can find plenty of opportunities to scratch your artistic itch in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh: The Movie

Pittsburgh has emerged as one of the most prolific filmmaking centers in the U.S. Check out this cool compilation of clips from the many films and television shows that have been shot here.

Built on Steel, Thriving on Culture

Lucas Peterson writes of “a city that has transformed itself into a vibrant cultural and artistic hub, all while remaining true to its Rust Belt roots” in his New York Times column.

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The Warhol Bridge in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Jazz Fest

Plan your next night out!

Check out a searchable list of Pittsburgh arts and entertainment organizations large and small, courtesy of Pittsburgh Artist Resources.

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"Steel"-ing the Spotlight

The arts and entertainment sector plays a huge role in driving Pittsburgh’s current economic vitality, accounting for nearly $1.2 billion in annual total economic impact on Allegheny County.

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Marquee and front doors of Pittsburgh's Benedum Center

The Carnegie Museum of Art

Explore the renowned Carnegie Museum of Art Hall of Architecture.