Art on the Bluff: A Walking Tour of Duquesne University

A public, guided tour of Duquesne University's notable architecture and artwork will be led by the Greater Pittsburgh Art Council's Office of Public Art on Friday, Feb. 26.

The hourlong tour will start at noon on campus, highlighting works such as The Richard King Mellon Hall of Science designed by famous modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the mural I Am Because We Are by Gerard Tonti, Ron Desmett's sculpture The Spirit of Duquesne and James Simon's Uptown Rhythm.

Guest speakers will include: Rachel Klipa from the Office of Public Art, architectural historian Albert Tannler, and artists Simon and Tonti.

To register for the tour, visit or call 412.391.20160 x237. Tickets bought in advance are $8, $10 at the door. The tour will begin in the main lobby of Mellon Hall. Parking is available at the Forbes Avenue and Locust garages on campus, as well as metered street parking on Forbes Avenue. A campus map is online at

The Office of Public Art hosts monthly walking tours in public spaces, educating the public about the importance, history and place of public art within the region. For more information, visit Tours take place rain or shine.

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