3 Unique & Local Museums to Visit Before February Ends

If you’re asking yourself, “What’s a cool date night idea?” or “What to do in Pittsburgh on a rainy day?” We have a few great ideas for you!

Did you know Shadyside is neighbors with some of the most prominent institutions within Pittsburgh? Phipps Conservatory, The Frick Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh Center of the Arts have amazing exhibits. You can easily spend all day at these places.    

Here’s what you’ll find when you visit these exhibits this month!

Phipps Conservatory

Yes, technically it’s still winter, but Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring. We’re ready for gorgeous flowers and crisp spring air now!

Phipps Conservatory’s Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show is the perfect remedy to your springtime needs. We can smell the orchids already. Plus every Saturday and Sunday you can have the opportunity to learn more about the beautiful orchids and bonsai trees.

photo by Phipps Conservatory

For details, ticket, and more –  Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show  

The Frick Pittsburgh

If you’re more of an art fan, The Frick’s current exhibit features a full-length society portrait of Mrs. Peacock from 1902. Who is Mrs. Peacock? She just happened to be a very notable figure in Pittsburgh during the 20th century. Use this link, Mrs. Peacock: A Gilded Age Portraitto check out more of her story!

photo from The Frick Pittsburgh

Street Photography to Surrealism: The Golden Age of Photography in France is another exhibit currently available to view at The Frick. This exhibit is showcasing several photographers working in France before 1945.

By the way, admission is free for both exhibits!

There’s much more to see at The Frick too. Dine at the cafe and experience contemporary, American cuisine in a picturesque environment.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts’ latest exhibit, Distilled, features 78 works by 46 artists. The amazing work is showcasing PF/PCA members, teaching artists, and staff.

You’ll experience the work of Seth LeDonne and Danny Devine. The formal gallery has been transformed into pop-up street art that invites the public to interact and engage with the work!

See featured artists and more – Distilled.

Just One More…

Now, what if you don’t feel like driving? Maser Galleries is right in our Shadyside neighborhood, just on Walnut Street! This hidden gem offers, “the largest inventory of paintings and limited edition works on canvas and paper in the city.”


*Header image of The Frick Pittsburgh