Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty will be on view from June 17-September 10, 2017. In a career that spanned eight decades, iconic American photographer Irving Penn (1917–2009) created an enormous body of work. In this retrospective the full range of his accomplishment is seen in more than 140 photographs including early social realist images, glamorous fashion photographs, insightful portraits, still lifes, nudes, and his late work with found objects.
Respiration Paintings, on view until October 15, 2017, is an art installation inside the Greenhouse at The Frick Pittsburgh created by artist Elise Adibi. Incorporating pigments formulated from plant oils, Adibi's paintings create a multisensory experience of form, color and scent. She worked with the innate characteristics of the greenhouse structure and environment—making use of the natural light, seasonal changes, and elevated humidity—to both display and transform her artwork. A series of paintings installed to surround the viewer and coexist with the plants, Respiration Paintings explores the interconnection and intimate relationship between art, nature and people.