One day, Laurie Cunningham’s son, Jimmy, came home and told her that the kids who played in the Fifth Avenue…
The allusive title of this exhibition, conceived by Galleries Director Judy Barie, suggests a play on the contemporary phrase “farm to table.”
Many Chautauquans value the Institution for its wealth of programming, opportunities and activities. For Jennifer McDowell, Chautauqua represents a haven for her and her son, Peter, who has Down syndrome.
Saturday is Public Radio Day, which will include live broadcasts from the Chautauqua grounds, special lectures and interviews with various Institution administrators.
The first-floor gallery of the Fowler-Kellogg Art Center is filled with depictions of urban, suburban and rural landscapes — all areas that different people call “home.”
This season marks the 19th year that PNC Financial Services Group Inc. has joined Chautauqua Institution in celebrating PNC Day.
History began for Andrew Masich when he found a Minié ball in the attic of his grandmother’s house at Chautauqua Institution. He was 10 years old. Masich turned that initial curiosity into a career — he is now president and CEO of the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh.
He’s maintained his interest in Minié balls and other Civil War narratives and will bring that knowledge to the Institution at 3:30 p.m. today in the Hall of Christ. The title of his presentation is “Gettysburg and Pennsylvania’s Civil War.”
Last Thursday, July 11, six recipients of The Martin Luther King Jr. Awards read their poetry and prose on the porch of Alumni Hall. The contest prompts high school and college students in the Pittsburgh area to write about personal experiences confronting racial or ethnic barriers. The winners presented their work and then participated in a Q-and-A session with the audience, sparking a dialogue about how Martin Luther King Jr.’s teachings on morality and equality might apply to their generation.
Ryder Henry keeps an entire city in his house. He calls it “4 Lydia,” the street address of his home in Uniontown, Pa., where he decided to build a large model city out of corrugated cardboard and paperboard.