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Beyond the Canvas: James "Yaya" Hough

For more than a century, the Carnegie Museum of Art has invited artists from around the world to bring their creations to Pittsburgh for the Carnegie International Exhibit. One artist featured at the 58th International in 2022 was James Yaya Hough. After a troubled childhood in the Hill District and decades in prison, he returned to create a mural that celebrates redemption, community and hope.

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