Cohen & Grigsby Offers In-Depth Look at the Historic Allegheny County Courthouse in New Exhibit from David Aschkenas

Exhibit is the First Time Aschkenas’ Allegheny County Courthouse Photos are Shown in Public

PITTSBURGH. – Nov. 19, 2014 – This fall, business law firm Cohen & Grigsby, will offer a behind-the-scenes photo tour of Pittsburgh’s historic Allegheny County Courthouse in a new exhibit from photographer David Aschkenas. The exhibit features the courthouse before its restoration in 2013 and marks the first time that Aschkenas’ Allegheny County Courthouse photos are shown in public.

“We’re very excited that these iconic images from the Allegheny County Courthouse will be debuted in the C&G Gallery,” said Jack Elliott, president and CEO of Cohen & Grigsby. “The C&G Gallery continues to provide esteemed artists with a unique venue to showcase their talents. Our latest exhibit from David Aschkenas is part of our ongoing efforts to support our local arts while also offering our attorneys and staff, our clients, and the public a special look at one of Pittsburgh’s architectural gems.”

Titled “Snap Judgments: Capturing the Architecture of the Allegheny County Courthouse,” the three-month exhibit will begin with an invitation-only reception on Thursday, Nov. 20 where guests will have the opportunity to meet Aschkenas and view his photographs both on exhibit and the full collection in his book. The reception will take place at the C&G Gallery, located in the firm’s downtown offices at EQT Plaza, 625 Liberty Avenue. The public will have the opportunity to view Aschkenas’ exhibit following the opening reception.

Aschkenas has been taking photographs for more than 35 years. As a self-taught professional, Aschkenas has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Polaroid Corporation and the Fine Foundation. His work has been shown in more than 50 exhibits around the world. Aschkenas has produced more than 10 books of photography, ranging in subject matter from Judaica in Central Europe to the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh. Editorially, his work has appeared in Time, Men’s Health,Good Housekeeping, Stern, More, Marie Claire, PC World, and Pittsburgh Quarterly among other publications. His work is represented in collections, including the Carnegie Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, University of Alaska Museum of the North, Polaroid Corporation, Howard Heinz Endowment and more.

To make an appointment to view Aschkenas’ exhibit, please call 412-297-4900.

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