Past Exhibitions

Tangled Truths

May 18 – August 18, 2018 in the BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery

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Tangled Truths is a fiber exhibition by Pittsburgh artists Michelle Browne and Risë Nagin that explores impermanence, perception, and the truth of everyday life.

Quadrennial: Four Years of Spectacular Buckles from the U.S. and Abroad

April 7, 2018 – August 25, 2018 in the Studio Gallery

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Quadrennial: Four Years of Spectacular Buckles from the U.S. and Abroad is an invitational exhibition curated by artist Bryan Petersen, that highlights a selection of work from the past four World Champion Belt Buckle competitions (WCBBC). The exhibition will feature over 60 artists in the craft field of metalsmithing; exhibiting work comments on narrative themes, gender issues, politics, technology, religion, mythology, and mortality, among many other themes.

Visual Voices: Truth Narratives

March 14, 2018 - August 18, 2018 in the Main Gallery

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A NCECA ANNUAL EXHIBITION. 35 selected ceramic artists create powerful works that speak in a variety of visual volumes that touch on personal and global issues and emotions. Their narratives, whether literal or abstract, acknowledge that intolerances spawn racial, religious, class, and gender biases in every part of the world. Guest curated by Winnie Owens-Hart.


February 16 – May 6, 2018 in the BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery

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Storyteller features ceramic works by artist Jami Porter Lara, who uses a 2000-year- old clay process to make objects that resemble a ubiquitous icon of modern life – the plastic bottle. Her purpose is to reconceptualize the plastic bottle to better represent its function as a precious object – a vessel – capable of sustaining human life.

Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home

September 8, 2017 - February 17, 2018 in the Main Gallery

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Shelter is universally identified as a basic human right, yet refuge and protection are out of reach for millions of people worldwide. How does lack of safety and security, from the physical elements as well as unseen external dangers, affect our psyche and ability to live and flourish? Shelter provides a forum for craft artists’ responses to issues of shelter—global and local, public and private.

Exhibition in Print: Repair and Renewal

September 8, 2017 - November 25, 2017 in the Studio Gallery

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Exhibition in Print: Repair and Renewal focuses on the metalwork tradition and the capacity for restoration which gave renewed life to objects and materials through innovative art expression rooted in traditional metalsmithing mediums such as silver, copper, and gold, and nontraditional found objects such as horsehair, syringes, soap, and credit cards.