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University Art Gallery

Frick Fine Arts Building
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Hours: Monday–Friday 10 am–4 pm; Closed holidays, and when the University is not in session. The University Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Frick Fine Arts Building on Schenley Drive, across from the Carnegie Library. Admission is always free.

The UAG is a space of exhibition for its permanent collection and works by Faculty and students of the Studio Arts Department. It also serves as a venue for traveling art exhibitions. Exhibitions presented in the UAG are related to the international and social missions of the University, as well as the teaching mission of the Department of History of Art and Architecture, involving as much as possible its students, both graduate and undergraduate.

The UAG owns a valuable art collection of works on paper, photographs, sculpture and paintings from various periods and cultures: Old Masters’ drawings from the 17th century; European prints, including an exceptionally large collection of prints by the French 17th-century printmaker Jacques Callot; modern prints by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Leon Golub; paintings by well-known American artists and Western Pennsylvania, including Gilbert Stuart, Rembrandt Peale, George Hetzel, Gertrude Quastler or Aaron Gorson; works form the Gimbel collection, with artists such as William Gropper, Joe Jones or Edward Millman, who represented industry and mill workers in Western Pennsylvania at the beginning of the 20th century; an Inuit collection; a collection of Japanese prints, Chinese scrolls and modern works by artists such as Tazuko Tanaka and Shiko Munakata.