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Carnegie Museum of Art
Friends of the Carnegie International Leadership Group Established
Thirteen-member Keystone Group represents crucial commitments of individual giving
Pittsburgh, PA…Lynn Zelevansky, The Henry J. Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA), and Martin G. McGuinn, chair of the CMOA Board, announce the establishment of the Keystone Group of the museum’s Friends of the Carnegie International. Founded in 2004, the Friends provide crucial support for CMOA’s signature exhibition, funding a significant portion of its direct costs. Working toward the Carnegie Int’l, 57th ed., 2018, members of the CMOA Board launched this new leadership group, committing to ambitious fundraising efforts, as well as individual contributions of at least $100,000.
The Keystone Group, Friends of the Carnegie International
Sheila and Milton Fine
Bill and Janet Hunt
Ellen and Jack Kessler
Jill and Peter Kraus
Kenny and Gordon Nelson
Nancy and Woody Ostrow
Kathe and Jim Patrinos
Gabriela and Dave Porges
Patty and Bill Snyder
Based largely in Pittsburgh, with national and international members, the Keystone Group aims to further expand membership in the Friends in a time of waning corporate giving in the arts. Carnegie Museum of Art welcomes and greatly appreciates the contributions of all Friends of the International. Each donates at least $15,000 to the exhibition. Ahead of the 2018 International,Friends membership is strong and growing, with 31% more members than during the 2013 exhibition. The Friends, including the Keystone Group, have already surpassed $2 million in contributions and pledges.
They are more than just donors or supporters: The Friends are an engaged community with an inside perspective on the research underpinning the Carnegie International. The group meets for stimulating social and art events, including art fair and travel meet-ups with curator Ingrid Schaffner; visits to private collections and artists’ studios; private salon discussions with Schaffner and past International curators; and a special gathering at the exhibition opening.
Founded in 1896, the Carnegie International is one of the oldest and most prestigious surveys of contemporary art in the world. The 57th edition opens in the fall of 2018.
General operating support for Carnegie Museum of Art is provided by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. The programs of the Heinz Architectural Center are made possible by the generosity of the Drue Heinz Trust. Carnegie Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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Carnegie Museum of Art enriches people’s lives through art. The museum is committed to global engagement and regional advancement. We champion creativity and its importance to society with experiences that welcome, inspire, challenge, and inform. Our core activities—collecting, conserving, presenting, and interpreting works of art—make those experiences possible. Our world-class collection of over 30,000 works emphasizes art, architecture, photography, and design from the 19th century to the present. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. Learn more: call 412.622.3131 or visit cmoa.org.