Participating Organizations

RAD Pass brings cultural literacy and learning to life by connecting library cardholders to the region's vast array of cultural assets.

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Andy Warhol Museum

Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol’s birth, The Andy Warhol Museum holds the largest collection of Warhol’s artworks and archival materials. We are one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world and the largest in North America. 

 

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Carnegie Museum of Art

Carnegie Museum of Art creates experiences that connect people to art, ideas, and one another. The museum is committed to global engagement and regional advancement. We champion creativity and its importance to society with experiences that welcome, inspire, challenge, and inform. Our core activities—collecting, conserving, presenting, and interpreting more than 34,0000 works of art—make those experiences possible. 

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Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is among the top natural history museums in the country. It maintains, preserves, and interprets an extraordinary collection of artifacts, objects, and scientific specimens used to broaden understanding of evolution, conservation, and biodiversity.

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Carnegie Science Center

Recipient of the 2003 National Award for Museum Service, Carnegie Science Center inspires and entertains by connecting science and technology with everyday life. In addition to providing valuable scientific experiences, Carnegie Science Center engages in outreach programs that serve Pittsburgh’s diverse community. The Science Center is located on Pittsburgh’s North Shore along the banks of the Ohio River and is accessible to persons with disabilities. 

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Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Named after 20th century entertainment legends, Gene Kelly and Billy Strayhorn, both natives of Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood, the Kelly Strayhorn Theater (KST) is reflective of the passion that its founders had for the arts. Today, the Kelly Strayhorn Theater carries on the legacy of its founders by fostering bold and innovative artistry with a global perspective. The theater celebrates diversity in voice, thought, and expression, and upholds a firm commitment to inclusion. Furthermore, KST provides a safe and welcome space for dialogue and artistic expression for all who enter. The Kelly Strayhorn Theater has a dynamic footprint in Pittsburgh, with two venues running along Penn Avenue. The KST Alloy Studios is a cultural hub in the heart of East Liberty, and the historic Kelly Strayhorn Theater is located in the thriving business district. “Together We Build Community” at Kelly Strayhorn Theater. And more than fifteen years after the founding of the theater, KST continues to use its broad reach to impact the contemporary arts and the community.

Exterior photo of stone New Hazlett Theater building with pink cherry blossom tree

New Hazlett Theater

The New Hazlett Theater is an amazing, unique black-box performance space in Pittsburgh’s Northside. We are honored to be the caretakers of this significant and historic performing arts venue. Our role is to carry on the tradition of new, interesting, inspiring work, incubate local artists, and ensure that the New Hazlett Theater is available and accessible to audiences, performers, presenters and artists of all types. We provide a nurturing, collaborative environment for artists – mostly local Pittsburgh artists – to push boundaries and make smart and surprising work. We do this in a couple of ways: by providing subsidized rental space for many local arts organizations, and by creating residency opportunities for independent artists, like the artists selected for our Community Supported Art (or CSA) performance series. We are also a significant partner in arts education, presenting strong programming and outreach to schools and youth groups through the Educational Matinee component of the CSA program, and by partnering with our resident companies who target young people as performers and audience members. 

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Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures

The mission of Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures is to connect celebrated authors with the community, elevate civic discourse, and inspire creativity and a passion for the literary arts. Our commitment to knowledge, learning, and artistic excellence guides and informs our work. We endeavor to inspire members of diverse communities by providing opportunities to experience authors who speak on issues that reflect our values such as justice, compassion, citizenship, acceptance, courage, and equity. 

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Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Since 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, a non-profit arts organization, has worked to make the Steel City a place where the arts can flourish. Our efforts have focused on the cultural and economic development of the Cultural District, a 14-square-block area of downtown Pittsburgh. What was once a downtrodden red-light district now thrives as a vibrant center for culture, art, food, and community. Pittsburgh’s Cultural District stands as a nationwide model for how the arts can play a pivotal role in urban revitalization. 

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Pittsburgh Opera

Established by five intrepid women in 1939, Pittsburgh Opera is viewed as one of the most vibrant opera organizations in the U.S., with a rich artistic tradition, outstanding educational programs, an acclaimed artist training program, and a progressive outlook toward the future. Pittsburgh Opera enriches Pittsburgh and the tri-state area and draws national and international attention to the region by: creating live opera at the highest standards of artistic excellence; making opera accessible to a diverse audience; and developing young singers into tomorrow’s artists.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performing on stage

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra seeks to engage, enrich, and inspire through unparalleled live musical experiences. 

Our Values:  

  • Excellence   
  • Inclusivity  
  • Integrity  
  • Celebration/Enjoyment  

 

Who We Serve: We serve the city of Pittsburgh, the residents of Allegheny County as well as residents from a thirteen-county region across Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. In addition, we serve an international audience through our touring, recording activities and legacy.