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Highlights from the Miller Gallery's exhibitions, projects, and events.
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Purnell Center for the Arts
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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ADMISSION: Free + open to the public


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The Miller Gallery supports experimentation that expands the notions of art and culture, providing a forum for engaged conversations about creativity and innovation.

The gallery produces exhibitions, projects, events and publications with a focus on social issues, and is free and open to the public.


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Curators: Astria Suparak + Ceci Moss

Artists: Ginger Brooks Takahashi (Pittsburgh), Tammy Rae Carland (Oakland), Miranda July (Los Angeles), Faythe Levine (Milwaukee), Allyson Mitchell (Toronto), L.J. Roberts (Brooklyn), Stephanie Syjuco (San Francisco)

This is the first exhibition to examine the lasting impact of Riot Grrrl on artists and cultural producers working today. A pioneering punk feminist movement that emerged in the early 1990s in reaction to pervasive and violent sexism, racism and homophobia in the punk music scene and in the culture at large, Riot Grrrl had a pivotal influence. The movement inspired many around the world to pursue socially and politically progressive careers as artists, activists, authors and educators. Emphasizing female and youth empowerment, collaborative organization, creative resistance and DIY ethics, Riot Grrrl helped a new generation to become active feminists and create their own culture and communities that reflect their values and experiences.

This exhibition provides a view into the passion and diversity of the original Riot Grrrl movement, and highlights how these ideas have broadened, evolved and mutated in the work of contemporary artists.

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I'm With Problematic
I’m With Problematic / Women’s Studies Professors Have Class Privilege, A. Mitchell, 2012, courtesy of Katharine Mulherin Gallery, Toronto; Banner image: Detail from I'm Dying Up Here (Double Spot), T.R. Carland, 2011, courtesy of Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco

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"Reflecting the [Miller] gallery's reenergized commitment to exploring social issues, presenting original research and spotlighting artists working today, Alien She also includes related public programs, an interdisciplinary approach, interactive media, and a national reach."

Pittsburgh City Paper:
"While bands like Bikini Kill and Bratmobile have become a kind of shorthand for the movement, Alien She, a new exhibit at Carnegie Mellon's Miller Gallery, explores Riot Grrrl from a broader perspective."

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Sept. 26, Thurs. 7:30pm:
Film Screening: Sign Painters 
New documentary by Alien She artist Faythe Levine & Sam Macon
Presented by AIGA Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Filmmakers
@ Harris Theater, 809 Liberty Ave, Downtown
$8 admission, $7 students, $5 CMU students/staff/faculty + AIGA Pittsburgh members

Oct. 10, Thurs. 6:30-9:30pm:
Workshop: Feminist Vision & Activism for Men
Organized by WWHAT’S UP + the Department of Women’s Studies at the University of Pittsburgh
@ First Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood Ave (entrance on Ellsworth)
$5–25 sliding scale

Oct. 30, Wed 6-8pm:
Panel + Discussion: Self-Publishing
@ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main, 4400 Forbes Ave

Nov. 13, Wed. 6-8pm:
Conversation: Feminism and Race
Presented by WWHAT’S UP (Whites Working and Hoping to Abolish Total Supremacy Undermining Privilege)
@ Miller Gallery, 5000 Forbes Ave

Nov. 23, Sat. 8pm:
Film Screening: Sadie Benning
@ Carnegie Museum of Art Theater, lower level, 4400 Forbes Ave

Additional events to be announced on the website.

All events are free of charge + open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.

Land Projects
From the series Time Outside of Time, by F. Levine, photograph, 2010-ongoing.

Sept. 20, Fri.

Exhibition Tour with the
Curators + Artists
Sponsored by the University Lecture Series
@ Miller Gallery, 5000 Forbes Ave

Revolution and Reception
Sponsored by Full Pint & Red Star Kombucha
@ Miller Gallery, 5000 Forbes Ave
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Dance Party:
Sappho: We don't play guitars!
With DJing by Alien She artists Ginger Brooks Takahashi and Allyson Mitchell, collaborators Mary Tremonte, Deirdre Logue, more
@ Brillobox, 2nd floor, 4104 Penn Ave, Bloomfield
$6 admission, $3 if you bring yr riot!
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"With open-source biology and genetics for the whole family, Intimate Science approaches the possibilities of combining artistic creativity with scientific disciplines, and questions technocracy without questioning the facts of science itself." - Pittsburgh City Paper

Through Dec. 7, 2013
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA

Feb. 6 - April 15, 2014
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center (SJDC)
Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY

Intimate Science
Intimate Science at Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

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