Untitled, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from ZackW’s photostream

The Office of Public Art (OPA) was founded in 2005 as a public private partnership between the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and the City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning. OPA provides both educational programs and technical assistance about public art. As part of its mission, each month the Office of Public Art conducts guided walking tours of art in public places in the city.

This month’s walk will return to Oakland. The tour will focus on public art at the Carnegie Mellon University campus. Works will include Joseph Mannino’s University Center Tiles, Carol Kumata’s Purnell Hall Sculptures, and Henry Hornbostel’s Fine Arts Building. Hornbostel helped to establish the Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture. Some of his other designs include Soldiers and Sailors National Military Museum and Memorial, the Rodef Shalom Temple, and the Williamsburg Bridge in New York City. Currently, 22 of his structures are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


College of Fine Arts, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from joseph a’s photostream

Guest speakers for this month’s walking tour will be Joseph Mannino, artist, and Charles Rosemblum, assistant professor of art and architecture at Carnegie Mellon. The tour will start at the Fine Arts Building lobby. You can register to attend here.

Public Art Walking Tour: Oakland
When: Friday, January 18, 2013, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Where: Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA (Fine Arts Building lobby)
Hosted by: Office of Public Art, Education @ Carnegie Mellon University
Cost: Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council members pay $5.00, Non-members pay $7.00