PITTSBURGH – To create a better sense of place for travelers and highlight the world-class art, artists, museums and innovative organizations advancing the region, Pittsburgh International Airport is installing 11 new art and cultural exhibits throughout the terminal.
New displays include:
- Three new installations from the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in Kidsport in Concourse C
- Rotating items from current and upcoming fine art and fashion exhibitions at The Frick Pittsburgh in Concourse B
- Two installations from Carnegie Mellon University - EarthTime in Concourse D and IntraFace in Concourse C
- The Innovation Studio at Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s Cabinet of Curiosities in Concourse A
- Trashbot recycling installations near the Airside food court area and at Starbuck’s in Baggage Claim; and a display about innovation and entrepreneurship from Innovation Works in Concourse C
- A wall wrap with socioeconomic and demographic data that represents Pittsburgh from Pittsburgh Today
The exhibits are part of the airport’s Creating a Sense of Place program, which is sponsored by The Richard King Mellon Foundation, and serves as a component of the Art in the Airport program.
Also featured at the airport is an exhibition by Indian immigrant Sarika Goulatia, an award-winning visual artist and graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. Her exhibition, A Million Marks of Home, addresses themes of deterioration and illustrates the passage of time. The exhibition will be on display in the Landside Terminal, Ticketing Level, through January 2018.
“Showcasing the world-class talent of local artists and cultural institutions at Pittsburgh International is an important part of creating a sense of place for visitors,” said Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis. “We are committed to connecting the airport to the region it serves in showcasing these new installations.”
Photos of the new installations can be downloaded at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pitairport/albums/72157690711747716
About Allegheny County Airport Authority:
Allegheny County Airport Authority, which manages Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport, is committed to increasing air service, improving customer service and inspiring growth in the Pittsburgh region. Its 2016 Annual Report detailing growth and improved financial position can be found at flypittsburgh.com/AR16.
Pittsburgh International Airport serves more than 8 million passengers annually on 16 carriers. During the past two years, the airport has increased its nonstop destinations more than 80 percent to include 68 airports. Air Transport World named Pittsburgh International its 2017 Airport of the Year. Travel + Leisure has again named Pittsburgh International a Top 10 Domestic Airport in 2017. In addition, TripAdvisor ranked Pittsburgh International Airport a Travelers’ Choice Favorite for Shopping in 2016.