Explore Pittsburgh Culture in a New Interactive Online Project by Google Arts & Culture, in Collaboration with 15 Local Organizations Including Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, at g.co/explorepittsburgh
Today Google announced its partnership with 15 world-class Pittsburgh institutions to bring the city’s culture – past and present – online on its Google Arts & Culture platform and app at g.co/explorepittsburgh.
For the first time, everyone everywhere can engage with these organizations—including Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh —across the city in one digital location and discover its unique culture. Through the Pittsburgh: Proud and Powerful page, Google Arts & Culture hopes Pittsburghers can rediscover just how much their city has to offer, and that visitors will be encouraged to discover the city for themselves.
“Art, music, history and literature are steadfast companions that lift the mind and nurture the soul,” said Toby Greenwalt, Director of Digital Strategy for Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. “Pittsburgh has a robust history and we are honored to share a sampling of the more than 18,000 images that make up our Pittsburgh Photographic Collection, that capture the City’s people, places and events. We are thrilled to be a part of this project, and to share some of our treasures alongside our colleagues.”
Pittsburgh is the first city in the Northeast and fifth in the U.S. to be featured in Google Arts & Culture’s global initiative to capture and share the unique culture of cities. Along with Kansas City, Milwaukee, Charlotte, and Atlanta, Pittsburgh joins European cultural hubs on the platform including Milan and Naples, Italy, Lyon, France, and Hamburg, Germany.
“We are proud to present Pittsburgh’s thriving art scene, community, and heritage to the world online at Google Arts & Culture,” said Todd Underwood, Senior Director Engineering and Google Pittsburgh Site Lead. “Pittsburgh is a trailblazer in American culture–from manufacturing to contemporary art–and now everyone can experience the sights and sounds that make it so unique thanks to our 15 local partners.”
The project brings together local Pittsburgh partners to celebrate the city’s heritage and cultural DNA. The 15 partners have brought together 55+ stories and 3,200+ artifacts to share the city’s culture with the world, including it’s manufacturing history, legacy in sports, historic architecture, and contemporary art.
91.3 WYEP, The Carnegie Museum of Art, BOOM Concepts, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Mattress Factory, Rivers of Steel, Clemente Museum, University of Pittsburgh Library System, Carlow University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Ballet, August Wilson African American Cultural Center, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Senator John Heinz History Center, and the Frick Pittsburgh.