After deal falls through, Art Institute of Pittsburgh abruptly shutters – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh has closed, the federal receiver running the Strip District school has informed the school’s 2,100 students.
News of the closure comes after the collapse of a last-ditch effort to sell the historic Pittsburgh arts school, founded in 1921, according to an email to students from Mark Dottore, a Cleveland-based receiver who took over several Art Institute campuses and Argosy University in January.
The campus closed at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.
“We have been working day and night to secure a path forward for campuses in receivership,” Mr. Dottore wrote. “With my apologies, the acquisition of your campus fell through.”
The notice came after Mr. Dottore told a federal judge earlier in the day he was close to a deal that would allow students there to take courses managed by the Eastern Gateway Community College in Steubenville, Ohio.