3 Sensational Museums to Visit Near Shadyside

We’re finding more and more workarounds for going about our lives as naturally as possible. Hand sanitizer is bountiful, wearing face masks is becoming second nature, and people have gotten the hang of social distancing. Some of the things we’ve missed for a while now are coming back, and among those things are museums. 

If you’re feeling the itch for a museum or gallery visit, these are some you should check out that are only a short walk or drive from our Shadyside neighborhood!

Pittsburgh Center For Arts & Media

Right on one corner of Shadyside where Fifth meets Shady Ave sits this organization enabling artists throughout our community. PGH Art and Media all about visual arts here, and there’s a new gallery debuting early next month. 

Creatives in the Era of COVID-19 will have its public reception on Saturday, October 3 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The event is free, but timed tickets are required and only 10 people will be allowed in at once. Come explore creations reflecting the thoughts and struggles surrounding the current pandemic.

Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Center for Art and Media via Instagram

Open Air Photography Gallery

This photo gallery is completely free and in the heart of Shadyside. Right across from the Apple store, CAPTURED::PITTSBURGH is all about community-sourced artwork, and this is exactly what you’ll find on display.

Everyone has a photo they’re proud of, and this organization wants these photos on display. Have a photo you’d like seeing on display? Post it on Instagram with #capturedpgh and consider it submitted. 

The Frick Pittsburgh

Take a step back in time at The Frick Pittsburgh. Henry Clay Frick amassed a fortune in the early days of Pittsburgh’s steel industry, and his residence is a testament. Exhibits include the car and carriage museum with an assortment of antique automobiles and carriages, plus the Maker & Muse: Women and Early 20th Century Art Jewelry. 

You will need a ticket with a reserved time slot to visit exhibits, so head over to The Frick website and choose a time. This museum also sits on a vast estate on the edge of Frick Park, which becomes a gorgeous place for a walk this time of year. 

Photo Credit: The Frick Pittsburgh via Instagram

Enjoy these exhibits as we plunge further into the new season. As always, don’t forget your mask!