Dear Campus, Community and Arts Supporters:
In these challenging times, virtual communication has truly become a lifeline for us. The current pandemic has caused us to redefine the arts experience through this medium, not only for Pitt-Bradford Arts but throughout our entire industry and world. To continue with our mission of providing culturally diverse performances, exhibitions and presentations, we have put together here a curated collection of virtual events and unique activities that will keep you connected to the arts. We will continually update this site to provide you with new opportunities for engagement.
Until we can be together in the theater, I hope that you enjoy exploring and finding inspiration through these virtual experiences from the safety of your home.
Patricia Colosimo, Director of Arts Programming
Through three series, Prism, Spectrum and Kaleidoscope,
Pitt-Bradford Arts provides culturally diverse and entertaining performances, exhibits, and presentations to our campus and the public throughout our region. Choose the links below to see our upcoming events!
Prism features an eclectic selection of professional touring groups and artists providing unique experiences in all performing arts disciplines.
Spectrum provides visual, literary, and performing artists chosen by university arts faculty with an emphasis on academic and curriculum-based events and activities.
Kaleidoscope is a school and family series designed to educate, entertain and inspire young audiences while also encouraging family participation in the arts through evening performances and workshops.
A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, a Kennedy Center Honoree, and recognized as the “greatest Rossini singer in the world” by the famed Rossini Foundation of Persaro, Italy, Marilyn Horne is one of the most celebrated performers of the 20th century. Born in Bradford, in 1934, she would rise to fame under the tutelage of such luminaries as the German soprano Lotte Lehmann, American musician Roger Wagner, and the influential composer Igor Stravinsky. Pitt-Bradford is home to the only museum in the world of its kind, dedicated to the life and career of a single opera star. The Marilyn Horne Collection archive, which is comprised of personal letters, manuscripts, music scores, photographs, costumes, jewelry, rare historical documents and artwork is cared for by the Archives and Special Collections division of the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh.