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Pa Statewide Conference on Heritage - Saving the Virgil Cantini Mosaics


Wednesday June 19, 2019

Since 1964, pedestrians using an underground tunnel in Pittsburgh enjoyed a gallery-like experience walking past 28 sections of colorful abstract mosaics by noted artist and educator Virgil Cantini. When demolition of the tunnel was proposed, an unusual Section 106 consultation led to a complex mitigation effort involving relocation and restoration of the complete collection of panels.

Bill Callahan PA SHPO-Moderator
Barbara Frederick PA SHPO
Brittany Reilly, Director, Design Nation and Preservation Pittsburgh Board member*
Melissa Marinaro, Curator, ltalian American Programs, Senator John Heinz History Center*

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