University of Pittsburgh

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Now and Then

cathThe Cathedral of Learning and the Stephen Foster Memorial look especially magical here thanks to a whimsical light display created as part of Pittsburgh’s Festival of Lights to help celebrate the city’s 250th anniversary. This fall and during Homecoming, the buildings were illuminated with colorful designs to represent different aspects of learning. The light projection shown here was inspired by the Gutenberg printing press, which became a symbol of learning during the Gothic era. The company Artlumiere created the display, working with German designers Friedrich Foerster and Sabine Weissinger.