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In-Studio Pop Up: Zena Ruiz, Museum at Home

March 21, 2020 – 8:35 am | 32 views
childrens-museum-thumbnail From 03/21/2020: Zena Ruiz, Arts in Context Manager of Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and MuseumLab®, talks about resources for kids and families to enhance play and learning with Museum at Home.

In Studio Pop-up: Lunar New Year, Marian Lien

February 8, 2020 – 8:35 am | 18 views
IMG_1873 From 02/08/2020: Marian Lien of Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition on its Lunar New Year celebrations.

In Studio Pop-up: CSA Performance Series, Terminer

February 1, 2020 – 8:35 am | 22 views
IMG_1856 From 02/01/2020: Philip Wesley Gates talking about Terminer, an original production at the New Hazlett Theater as part of the Community Supported Art Performance Series, 2/6 and 2/7

Youth Express: The Fairchild Challenge

January 25, 2020 – 10:05 am | 149 views
IMG_1792 From 1/25/2020 - Penn Middle School students Braeden Simon (13), Caeley Simon (11), Eliza Kleinschmidt (12) and Adithri Pingali 11 on their participation in the latest Fairchild Challenge during which students explored how plants are able to respond to climate changes by using different characteristics and mechanisms to regulate leaf temperature.

In Studio Pop-up: Stage 62

January 25, 2020 – 8:35 am | 129 views
IMG_1788 From 1/25/2020 - Sara Barbisch and Stephanie Ottey with a preview of the Stage 62 production of Goodnight Moon, 2/7 and 2/14 (7 pm) and 2/8, 2/9, 2/15 and 2/16 (2 pm), Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, Carnegie.

Youth Express: The Hillman Academy

January 4, 2020 – 10:05 am | 142 views
IMG_1587 From 01/04/2020 - Kerollos Kamel (18, University of Pittsburgh) and David Donehue (19, Carnegie Mellon University) discuss their participation in the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Academy as well as opportunities for high school students (ages 15 and up) and college undergraduates to apply to take part in the Summer 2020 program (deadline is 2/10).

Youth Express: Phipps Fairchild Challenge

December 28, 2019 – 10:35 am | 62 views
IMG_1537 From 12/28/2019 - Norwin High School students Gabriella Conley (16), Tegan Lochner (17),  Emily Jumba (17), Radene Jackson (17), and Hannah Jackson (18) discuss their award-winning entry in a Fairchild Challenge prompt to create a "Wish You Were Here" postcard based depicting a favorite outdoor place with original art and writing.

Youth Express: Venture Outdoors

December 21, 2019 – 10:05 am | 60 views
20191221_101015 Derrell Mack (17, City Hight) and Dre Mack (11, Sunnyside Academy) discussing their experience with Venture Outdoors

Youth Express: Creative Nonfiction’s Writing the tough stuff

December 14, 2019 – 10:35 am | 41 views
IMG_1341 From 12/14/2019 - From Creative Nonfiction's Writing the Tough Stuff program, C.G. Marchl (12th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA), Costello Keene (9th grade, Westinghouse Arts Academy Charter School), Julian Rubin (11th grade, Taylor Allderdice HS), Margaret Balich (12th grade, Winchester Thurston), Wendy Moore (10th grade, Westinghouse Arts Academy Charter School) and Melia Lenker (12th grade, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School)

Youth Express: Creative nonfiction

November 30, 2019 – 10:35 am | 126 views
IMG_1138 From 11/30/2019 - From The Writing Studio, Jae Volk (12th grade, West Allegheny), Anthony John Wiles, Jr. (10th grade, Sewickley Academy), Ceresa Morsaint (11th grade, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School) and Emy Vila-Kubiak (11th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA)