Pittsburgh International Airport

Art in the Airport


Creating a Sense of Place

Creating a sense of place involves connecting an airport to the region it serves through art, culture, cuisine, individuals and institutions. We are pleased to partner with museums, artists, musicians and others in Pittsburgh’s vibrant arts community to showcase our region’s unique amenities and enhance travelers’ experience in the terminals.

Mission of the Art in the Airport Advisory Committee

To manage an art collection of style, diversity and beauty to be enjoyed by our traveling public and employees that also promotes public art and enhances the airport environment.


Meet our Artist-in-Residence Blaine Siegel!

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Siegel, who is a multidisciplinary sculptor living in Pittsburgh, was selected from more than 70 artists from throughout the U.S. Siegel will have his own studio space at the airport, spending the year-long residency engaging with travelers and joining airport workers in various operational capacities. He will ultimately produce a creative art project to be exhibited at the airport that reflects his research and engagement with multiple audiences. Pittsburgh International Airport joins London Heathrow, San Diego and Tampa International Airports in having an artist-in-residence program. The residency is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Showcasing Cultural Assets
Pittsburgh International Airport’s Art in the Airport program is dedicated to showcasing the wonderful arts and cultural assets of the Pittsburgh region. From internationally acclaimed artists to heralded sports legends, the PIT collection reflects Allegheny County’s diverse cultural attractions.


View the PIT Art Collection

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Watch the Sky Beneath Our Feet terrazzo floor take shape!


Art and Cultural Object Collection
Including art in the passenger experience at PIT has been an important goal dating to installation of Alexander Calder's Pittsburgh at Greater Pittsburgh International Airport. From internationally acclaimed artists to heralded sports legends, the PIT art and cultural object collection re­flects Allegheny County’s diverse cultural attractions.

Yesterday’s Airport of Tomorrow

The historical, architectural and cultural significance of Greater Pittsburgh Airport (1952-1992) has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Historic Preservation, and is presented in an interactive display in the transit level lobby of the airside terminal at Pittsburgh International Airport. View the historical display brochure here .

Pittsburgh Art Places
See art around Pittsburgh and in the airport with this virtual tour provided by the Office of Public Art.

Artist Submission Form
Pittsburgh International Airport now puts out an annual call for artwork, and rotates installations on a quarterly basis. For a list of upcoming deadlines, please contact Arts and Culture Manager, Rachel Rearick at rrearick@flypittsburgh.com.

Have an idea outside of the regular exhibition spaces? Feel free to contact Rachel with a proposal. All proposal materials must be zipped into one folder, and transferred via FTP sites such as Dropbox or Google Drive. Please include only one link in your email. Individual files or incomplete applications cannot be reviewed. 

The Art Advisory Committee reviews all requests for display of artwork, performances, or other arts events at Pittsburgh International Airport or Allegheny County Airport.   
 
Download Art Proposal Form