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Humanae/I AM AUGUST is produced by janera solomon and the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in partnership with The Magenta Foundation with generous financial support from The Pittsburgh Foundation.

See photos from the Opening Night →

Installation Unveiling
As part of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl

25 September, 2015
5:30–9:00 PM

Part 1 August Wilson Center at 980 Liberty Ave
Part 2 at 937 Liberty Ave



Humanæ/I AM AUGUST is a portrait-based installation featuring the faces of Pittsburghers. The exhibition is part of a global art project in several cities, including Madrid, São Paulo, Lagos, and Paris.

Humanæ is a work in progress, who intends to deploy a chromatic range of the different human skin colors. There is no previous selection of participants and there are no classifications relating to nationality, gender, social class or religion. This taxonomy adopts the format of the  PANTONE® Guide. The presentation of the range of color shades induce the viewer to reflect on one of the dual meanings containing the word identity: that associated with equality. Humanae is a color catalog in which the “primary” colors have exactly the same importance as “mixed”.


We would like to thank photographer Angélica Dass for the amazing vision and passion that brought this project to life. And to all the Pittsburghers who signed up and participated, we appreciate your tremendous outpouring of community spirit.

Part 1

The Liberty Avenue side of the August Wilson Center will feature more than 200 portraits of Humanæ/I AM AUGUST participants. The unveiling will take place September 25 as part of the Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl. This installation will continue until August 2016.


September 2015–August 2016

August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Part 2

An additional 80 portraits will be shown in the gallery at 937 Liberty Street. This up-close look at the work will allow everyone to be part of the celebration. This exhibition runs through October 2015.

September 25–October 25, 2015

937 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222