Art, Bikes, and Tea

| November 12th, 2013, 9:47 PM

Dog with books

We had our first snow of the season last night, but we won’t let that stop our hotly anticipated bike art tour of Pittsburgh this Saturday. Daniel Baumann and I, along with Bike Pittsburgh, will be your fearless guides through the cold streets. We start at home base, beside the Phyllida Barlow sculpture that is part of the 2013 Carnegie International, then it’s a short jaunt over to Kraus Campo, a garden sculpture designed by Mel Bochner on the Carnegie Mellon campus. Next we cruise (mostly downhill!) over to the South Side, then downtown for a quick break in two of our favorite public plazas, one with chairs made by Scott Burton for the 1985 Carnegie International, and another straight out of Louise Bourgeois’s wild imagination. She too was in an International exhibition in 1991, proof that the Carnegie International leaves its mark on this city in mysterious ways. The intrepid will join us over to Randyland for a real treat in Do-it-Yourself public art practice, then to the wondrous Maxo Vanka murals of St. Nicholas’s Church in Millvale. As time allows, we will heat up with tea in the 2013 Carnegie International apartment on 44th Street in Lawrenceville before heading home through the Allegheny Cemetery. By then, I assume all will be ready for lunch and de-icing in the warm galleries of the Carnegie.