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Get the Picture? Get the Picture?
Be Creative @ Your Library
Featured Collection July 2009

Visit Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh this summer to pour over the works of famous painters, study the latest art techniques, learn how to take the perfect family picture or just enjoy an illustrated book.

 
All about Art for Kids
All children are artists -- it's just a matter of discovering what medium suits them best. For those whose interests fall in the fine arts, the library offers plenty of ways to explore and expand kids' experience of appreciating and creating art.
 
Appreciating the Arts
Do you feel clueless when it comes to art? And you don't know where to start? Here's a collection of introductory guides to tell you what to look for and appreciate in painting, sculpture, and other visual arts.
 
Art Around Us
The Visual Arts aren't only the paintings and sculptures we see in museums and galleries, they are also found in our everyday surroundings. Here is a selection of recent titles in the built environment (both inside and outside of the structures we inhabit), collectibles, and Western Pennsylvania.
 
Caldecott Picture Books
The Caldecott Medal is awarded each year to the most distinguished American picture book for children. Come in and pick one out to read to your kids, to your grandkids, or to yourself...and enjoy the great illustrations!
 
Get Creative at the Library!
The library has great books and DVDs to help you get creative! Jazz up your junk, build sandcastles, fold paper or build a box!
 
Introduction to Art Resources on DVD
Art comes in all shapes and forms, from cave paintings to digital videos. Here is a list of art DVDs broken down by their subjects.
 
Photography Pioneers
Digital photography has changed the field forever, but these artists defined the art form. From photojournalism to abstract images, these books provide an overview of some of the photographers whose iconic images, photographic processes, or experimental styles paved the way for modern photography.