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Pittsburgh Humanities Festival

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The Pittsburgh Humanities Festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Humanities Center of Carnegie Mellon University, is a three-day gathering of internationally-renowned academics, artists, and intellectual innovators in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. The second Festival, March 24 – 26, 2017, will offer intimate conversations, interviews, and performances focused on art, literature, music, science, policy, politics, and more—all helping us to explore what it means to be human. It’s smart talk about stuff that matters.

Download the Festival Guide (PDF).

Festival Pricing

24 intimate conversations, interviews, & performances
on Saturday and Sunday
     Includes all Core Conversations and all featured events.  
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  Writers of the Onion, 03/24; Bassem Youssef, 03/25;  
  K. N. Cleaver & D. Oliver-Velez, 03/26  
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Student pricing available with valid student ID.

Featured Events

Festival Core Conversations Pass

Core Conversations

Saturday, March 25

Harris Theater

Trust Arts Education Center | 4th Floor

Trust Arts Education Center | Peirce Studio

Sunday, March 26

Harris Theater

Trust Arts Education Center | 4th Floor

Trust Arts Education Center | Peirce Studio

Linn Meyers
Trust Arts Education Center
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Carnegie Mellon University

Partner Events

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Past Humanities Festivals

Learn about our inaugural festival from 2015.

Sponsors and Partners

90.5 WESA | 91.3 WYEP | Andy Warhol Museum | Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival | Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh | Center for the Arts in Society, Carnegie Mellon University | City of Asylum | Crazy Mocha | Eventioneers | Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh Humanities Scholars Program, Carnegie Mellon University | Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Penn State University | NEXT Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania Humanities Council | Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures | Gary and Valerie Schaffer | The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation | White Whale Books | World Affairs Council