Pittsburgh, PA…Lynn Zelevansky, the Henry J. Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art, announced today a round of major acquisitions from the 2013 Carnegie International, which opened on October 5, and remains on view until March 16. The museum’s collection has been shaped in significant ways by the exhibition, which was initiated in 1896 by Andrew Carnegie. Since its founding, the museum has made significant acquisitions from the Carnegie International, resulting in particularly strong holdings in contemporary art.
Exhibition co-curators Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers, and Tina Kukielski, along with Zelevansky, have worked to identify key objects from the exhibition that will significantly enhance and complement the existing collection. This is the first of two rounds of acquisitions from the 2013 Carnegie International, with the second to be completed and announced early in 2014.
2013 Carnegie International to include a major reinstallation of the permanent collection
Pittsburgh, PA…Lynn Zelevansky, the Henry J. Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art, announced today an ambitious reinstallation of the museum’s modern and contemporary art collection, lead by two of the 2013 Carnegie International curators, Dan Byers and Tina Kukielski. This project is one of the four components of the 2013 Carnegie International, which also includes a major exhibition of new international art, a playground, and an ongoing engagement with the city of its origin, Pittsburgh. The curators have selected over 200 objects, which include a great number of works acquired through past Internationals. Altogether, 8 large galleries will be reinstalled, opening before the full exhibition, on June 8. Rather than de-install the museum’s collection galleries for the International, as in the past, this project will bring the exhibition into conversation with past iterations, and will contextualize the museum’s important collection both in terms of larger art movements, and how the museum and Pittsburgh engaged with artists around the world. The International opens in full on October 5, 2013, and is curated by Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers, and Tina Kukielski.