The Pittsburgh Foundation


DONOR EVENT: Explore Series - The Power of Arts in Social Change

Thursday, August 31, 2017

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Renowned poet and master calligrapher Huang Xiang’s “House Poem” was dedicated in 2008 in the North Side. Photo by Joshua Franzos.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 31 from 4 - 6 p.m.
Location: Alphabet City Center at City of Asylum 

Invitation only

Throughout history, artists have used their gifts to describe and comment upon the world around them. They have utilized multiple media and disciplines to raise awareness regarding unjust social and political systems.

By addressing subjects such as racism, bigotry, climate, hunger, homelessness and the plight of refugees, artists seek to generate respectful civic dialogue on the issues of our time. 

Donors are invited to this year’s third Explore Series, where you will meet several artists and arts administrators working to advance social justice through the arts. You will also learn about the various ways in which and art continues to be a positive instrument of social change in Pittsburgh. As with all events offered through the Foundation's Center for Philanthropy, there is no financial or philanthropic obligation — we simply invite you to explore new and powerful ideas.

For more information, please call 412-394-4294.