About IF

The Irma Freeman Center for Imagination (IFCI) represents the vision of Irma Freeman. Irma Freeman was a prolific and inspiring visionary artist who lived most of her life in poverty yet filled her world with fantastical colorful imagery, leaving a legacy of hundreds of paintings.



Office Phone: 412-924-0634

Direct E-mail:
Sheila Ali, Director/Curator: sheiladali@irmafreeman.org

Jack Ball, General Manager: jackball@irmafreeman.org

Gallery Hours:
Saturdays & Sundays 1 - 4 pm, Mondays 4 - 6 pm, or by appointment.

Tours & Fieldtrips available


Since its inception the IFCI has been a noted contributor to the educational and cultural network of Pittsburgh, including hosting an array of events and exhibitions, as well as collaborating with schools and other organizations, locally, nationally and globally. Our audience and patrons are a vast assortment of ages, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. We offer diverse and unique opportunities for artists and patrons alike.