Imagining the Modern 01 Introduction

Imagining the Modern is a recently departed exhibit in the Heinz Architectural Center at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Over the last few months the exhibit displayed documents showing Pittsburgh’s role as a laboratory for developing ideas on urbanism. The exhibition itself was dense, with historical photographs of the development of Point State Park, the Lower Hill, Allegheny Center and other sites. Other related events were held outside of the walls of the gallery, including a play and a lecture series.

It’s a lot to cover, that’s why I’m going to split it up over several posts over the next week or so. Next up, I’ll be talking about The Master Builder, the classic Ibsen play put on by Quantum Theatre. After that, I’ve got a guest post lined up looking at a lecture by Kai-Uwe Bergmann, BIG’s representative for the Lower Hill master plan. And to wrap it up, I’ll show you what you missed at the exhibition. So stay tuned all week!

In the meantime, see if you can solve this Jumble from 1962. Hint: it’s about as sexist as you’d expect.


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