Pittsburgh Art Galleries, Pittsburgh (Self Guided)

Pittsburgh is home to a number of art galleries, all of which are worth a visit. This beautiful city offers the chance for visitors to admire and appreciate modern art, photography, and watercolor paintings. Make sure you do not miss a chance to visit the art and culture of Pittsburgh.
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Pittsburgh Art Galleries Map

Guide Name: Pittsburgh Art Galleries
Guide Location: USA » Pittsburgh (See other walking tours in Pittsburgh)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 km
Author: leticia
Wood Street Galleries

1) Wood Street Galleries

Wood Street Galleries, a visual arts project of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is a contemporary art gallery located above the Wood Street subway stop. Opened in 1993, this two level venue exhibits artwork by international artists working in all disciplines, especially new media. The gallery is curated by Murray Horne, Visual Arts Programming, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Some past exhibitions have included artwork by Jim Campbell, Nam June Paik and Cory Arcangel.

Operation hours: Wednesday & Thursday: 11 am - 6 pm; Friday & Saturday: 11 am - 8 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Shaw Galleries

2) Shaw Galleries

Shaw Galleries is an art gallery in the center of the city. Shaw Galleries specializes in antique works on paper and features an extensive collection of rare prints, maps, pictures, drawings, sculptures, and historic memorabilia. The works were created by several celebrated American and European artists, with a catalog that spans three centuries.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am - 6 pm.


SPACE is a Pittsburgh art gallery filled with fresh works from multiple disciplines, as well as presentations of modern artists outside the major city of Pittsburgh. The mission of SPACE is to promote a working model of an integrated and open art system in Pittsburgh.

Operation hours: Wednesday, Thursday: 11 am - 6 pm,
Friday, Saturday: 11 am - 8 pm,
Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm.

4) ToonSeum

ToonSeum is one of three museums dedicated to cartoon art in the United States. ToonSeum Gallery was founded and curated by Joe Wos in 2007 as part of the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, in the city's North Side, following the example of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. ToonSeum moved to its own gallery space on Liberty Avenue in Pittsburgh's downtown Cultural District on November 8, 2009, aided by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Operation hours: Thursday - Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
August Wilson Center for African American Culture

5) August Wilson Center for African American Culture

The African American Cultural Center presents all aspects of African American culture. The museum also features a large and permanent exhibition gallery. Last but not least, the center is home to classrooms, a 500-seat theater, gift shop, music cafe, and multipurpose areas.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 11 am - 6 pm.
Three G Gallery

6) Three G Gallery

Three G Gallery is located in the concourse of Westin William Penn. The Three G Gallery specializes in fine art and jewelry made by local artists. Tourists will discover various artwork and handmade items, all of which are from local artists and craftsmen.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm.

Walking Tours in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Create Your Own Walk in Pittsburgh

Create Your Own Walk in Pittsburgh

Creating your own self-guided walk in Pittsburgh is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Pittsburgh Religious Buildings

Pittsburgh Religious Buildings

Pittsburgh features a rich history and is home to various religious buildings and places of worship. Several of the city’s churches represent historic landmarks and date back to the 19th century. Religious buildings like these are open to the public and highly recommended during your visit.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Discover Pittsburgh's Art on the South Side

Discover Pittsburgh's Art on the South Side

The southern district of Pittsburgh was originally a village of Birmingham that was annexed to Pittsburgh in 1872. Today, the southern section of the city is rich in culture, profiling the historic East Carson Street - covered in numerous small stores, restaurants, and bars.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
East Pittsburgh

East Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh’s eastern region offers various attractions of interest, including city landmarks and historic sites. East Pittsburgh is home to the outstanding Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Schenley Park, Stephen Foster Memorial Museum, Mary Schenley Memorial fountain, and two of the Carnegie Museums.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Pittsburgh Museums

Pittsburgh Museums

Pittsburgh is home to various museums which depict everything from history to modern art. Visitors may learn about the city’s early history at Senator John Heinz History Center and Fort Pitt Museum, appreciate installation art at Mattress Factory Museum, admire works of Andy Warhol at Andy Warhol Museum, and have fun at two other Pittsburgh museums dedicated to children.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.0 km
Downtown Orientation Walk

Downtown Orientation Walk

Pittsburgh appears trough its history as a city built on coal and steel. Today Pittsburgh will impress you with its exhibits of contemporary art and rides on antique cable cars. Downtown Pittsburgh, the "Golden Triangle" as it's often called, blends the historic, administrative, economic, and cultural diversity into the heart of the city. Rediscover Pittsburgh trough its fascinating...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Pittburgh Downtown Architecture Walk

Pittburgh Downtown Architecture Walk

The city of Pittsburgh offers amazing architecture composed of stylish contemporary buildings, as well as buildings which date back to the 18th century. Fort Pitt Blockhouse, one of the many brilliant structures in the city, is the oldest of Pittsburgh’s buildings and an outstanding landmark.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Pittsburgh for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Pittsburgh has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Pittsburgh, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.