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Pittsburgh, PA…Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) announces its 2018 schedule of special exhibitions, including the Carnegie International, 57th edition, 2018, the museum’s signature contemporary art show. Other presentations include new photography by Deana Lawson, a unique hang of master Japanese printmaker Hiroshige’s Tokaido Road series, and a major exhibition of CMOA’s neo-classical and neo-romantic works.
Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018
October 12, 2018–March 25, 2019
Established in 1896, the Carnegie International is where the contemporary happens. It signals debuts, ambitious installations, live performances, and site-specific works by artists from around the world, making this exhibition an immersive experience of art today.
Curated by Ingrid Schaffner, the 57th edition will culminate three years of travel and research, publications and programs. It saturates the entire museum, making it a place for visitors to move through and to be with art and one another.
Teenie Harris Photographs: Service and Sacrifice
January 27–May 28, 2018
During World War II, Charles “Teenie” Harris documented thousands of African American soldiers who fought for a nation that didn’t always fight for them. Separated by years of Army service, Master Sergeant Eugene Boyer Jr. and former Staff Sergeant Lance A. Woods have selected 25 Harris images that speak to their experiences—the honor of military service, and the sacrifices that the families of service members make.
Teenie Harris was one of the great photographers of the 20th century, and his body of work stands as one of the most detailed records of the black urban experience. His photographs of service members, as well as of efforts on the home front, tell stories of black soldiers fighting for the American promise of civil liberties, and the opportunity for a better future.
Teenie Harris Photographs: Service and Sacrifice is guest-curated by Eugene Boyer Sr. and Lance A. Woods, in collaboration with Dominique Luster, Teenie Harris Archivist.
Visions of Order and Chaos: The Enlightened Eye
March 3–June 24
Through painting, sculpture, furniture, prints, drawings, and personal objects, Visions of Order and Chaos shows a Western world in tension between rational order and chaotic abandon. The exhibition is the first major survey of CMOA’s 1750–1850 collections. During this time, the world changed dramatically. Revolutions toppled monarchies, and constitutional democracy took root in the US and France. This was a time of explosive changes, with accelerating ideas on liberty and equality challenging social norms.
Research and restoration projects have yielded several never-before-shown works. Combined with new acquisitions and longtime gallery favorites, the exhibition tells a story of this sensational century. This was one of the most fascinating times in our history, and CMOA invites you to view our world through their eyes.
Visions of Order and Chaos is organized by Louise Lippincott, Curator of Fine Art, and Rachel Delphia, The Alan G. and Jane A. Lehman Curator of Decorative Arts and Design.
March 15–July 15, 2018
Photographer Deana Lawson (b. 1979) addresses critical issues surrounding representations of African Americans and the African diaspora. No other photographer working today depicts the black figure so directly and sensitively. Many of Lawson’s sitters are strangers that she encounters in her everyday life and then photographs in intimate settings. For this solo exhibition, Lawson expands her artistic practice with new and experimental methods of installation. By applying her own photographs as well as appropriated images directly to the museum walls without frames, Lawson will heighten the immediacy of her work and invite audiences to consider urgent questions of race and representation.
Deana Lawson is organized by Dan Leers, Curator of Photography.
Hiroshige’s Tokaido Road
March 31–July 8, 2018
Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido by master printmaker Utagawa (Andō) Hiroshige depicts the spectacular landscapes and interesting characters encountered along the journey from Edo (now Tokyo) to the imperial capital Kyoto. Central to the exhibition are CMOA’s prints from the first Hōeidō edition; 55 in total, created between 1831 and 1834. This will be the first time in 25 years that the entire series has been on view at the museum.
In a unique twist, visitors will see examples from Hiroshige’s other series on Tokaido to illustrate the artist’s varied approach to the same subject and innovations of vantage point, perspective, and scale. And, multiple impressions of the same Hōeidō print will demonstrate variations in the color woodblock printing process.
Hiroshige’s Tokaido Road is organized by Akemi May, Associate Curator of Fine Art.
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.
Carnegie Museum of Art
CMOA creates experiences that connect people to art, ideas, and one another. We believe that creativity is a defining human characteristic to which everyone should have access. CMOA collects, preserves, and presents artworks from around the world in order to inspire, sustain, and provoke discussion, and to engage and reflect multiple audiences. 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.