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Friday, November 17th 2023

Luke Stettner, State of the Sky, Opening Reception

Join us for the opening of a new solo exhibition by artist-in-residence Luke Stettner.
Friday’s opening reception is a free event and will take place at 516 Sampsonia Way.

Stettner’s two-year exhibition State of the Sky, centers Pittsburgh’s histories of resource extraction, production, and distribution. Through a series of nine collaborations – many of which utilize archival research – the artist centers notions of time standardization and automation relative to contamination and environmental activism, industry and astronomy.

Collaborators on this project include: Mac Carbonell, Chris Domenick, Michelle Franco, Nicholas Kawa, Calista Lyon, Bryan Ortiz, Suzanne Silver, Ed Steck, Mike Stickrod. The artists extend their thanks to Miriam Meislik and the Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System for their generous contributions.

Refreshments will be available.

Please check in at the museum’s 516 Sampsonia Annex at 516 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

Limited parking is available in the museum’s parking lot located at 509 Jacksonia Street. Additional free parking is available on the streets surrounding the museum’s campus.

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Free and Open to All

Date & Times

November 17th, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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