Recent Acquisitions of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
In acknowledgement of the historic and systemic underrepresentation of Black artists in visual arts spaces, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has committed to highlighting and supporting the voices of those communities most frequently excluded, in part, through acquisitions and exhibitions in our public galleries. This exhibition celebrates recent acquisitions made possible with the generous support of the Richard King Mellon Foundation to purchase works by contemporary Black women artists with ties to the Pittsburgh-region.
The title of the exhibition, Seen & Heard, serves as a powerful testament to the shared desires and collective purpose of the artists included. It represents a longing to transcend the barriers that have historically marginalized and silenced certain voices within the artistic and cultural landscape and embodies a shared determination to reclaim agency and representation, not only for themselves, but also for the communities and histories they represent.