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Lorcan O'Herlihy/Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects;
Formosa1140, 2010; Facade study; pen and oil on watercolor paper;
Gift of Lorcan O'Herlihy;
© 2007 Lorcan O'Herlihy

Carnegie Museum of Art announces exhibition schedule for January–June 2015

Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) announces a robust schedule of exhibitions for the first half of 2015. Exhibitions include a look at the architectural design process, new work by Antoine Catala and Jacqueline Humphries, a focused look at a turning point in Van Gogh’s career, and the work of women photographers from Iran and the Arab world.

Please visit http://cmoa.org for information about related programming and events.

 

Sketch to Structure
January 31–May 25, 2015
Heinz Architectural Center

Lorcan O'Herlihy/Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects; Formosa1140, 2010; Facade study; pen and oil on watercolor paper; Gift of Lorcan O'Herlihy; © 2007 Lorcan O'Herlihy

Lorcan O’Herlihy/Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects; Formosa1140, 2010; Facade study; pen and oil on watercolor paper;
Gift of Lorcan O’Herlihy; © 2007 Lorcan O’Herlihy

Sketch to Structure unfolds the architectural design process to show how buildings take shape. With sketches, plans, blueprints, renderings, and models from the Heinz Architectural Center collection, this exhibition reveals that architectural design, from initial concept to client presentation, isn’t straightforward.

Beautiful hand-drawn sketches by Lorcan O’Herlihy show an architect quickly capturing ideas about shapes and color. Pencil drawings of the Los Angeles County Hall of Records by Richard Neutra show a master draftsman at work. And watercolors by Stephen Holl of a client’s home render in beautiful detail, on a single sheet of paper, the planned building’s exterior, floor plan, and elevation. Through these and other objects from every stage of the design process, Sketch to Structure presents the ingenious ways that architects and firms accumulate ideas and whittle them down, ultimately solving design challenges for their clients.

A portion of Sketch to Structure will remain on public view throughout the summer, and will also provide inspiration for the museum’s summer architecture camps.

 

Antoine Catala: Distant Feel
February 14–May 18, 2015
Forum Gallery
Co-commissioned with the New Museum

Antoine Catala; Feel Images, 2014; Courtesy of the Artist

Antoine Catala; Distant Feel, 2014; Courtesy of the Artist

Antoine Catala: Distant Feel is the first solo US museum exhibition of the New York–based French artist (b. 1975). It presents a new body of work in sculpture, photography, and video that addresses the way that images provoke emotion, especially as they travel virtual and physical distances via the internet.

Catala’s work takes an interest in the myriad ways we express feelings through the technology that increasingly mediates our daily lives. Catala is developing a new approach to the sentiment of empathy, conceived in collaboration with the New York advertising agency Droga5. This new form of empathy is embodied in a symbol and the catch phrase “distant feel,” both of which will be employed in the exhibition and online. Catala shares the campaign, with more information, at http://distantfeel.com. This project is a co-commission with the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, and will be presented on the occasion of their 2015 Triennial (February 25–May 24, 2015).

Antoine Catala: Distant Feel is the 74th installment of Carnegie Museum of Art’s Forum series.

This exhibition is a component of Orphaned Images, a project of the Hillman Photography Initiative at Carnegie Museum of Art, an incubator for innovative thinking on the photographic image.

 

Visiting Van Gogh: Still Life, Basket of Apples
March 14–July 6, 2015
Gallery One

In the spring of 1886 Vincent van Gogh visited Paris for an extended stay, leaving the city in early 1888. The rest is history.

Vincent van Gogh; Still Life, Basket of Apples, 1887; oil on canvas; Saint Louis Art Museum, Gift of Sydney M. Shoenberg Sr. 43:1972

Vincent van Gogh; Still Life, Basket of Apples, 1887; oil on canvas; Saint Louis Art Museum, Gift of Sydney M. Shoenberg Sr. 43:1972

When Van Gogh encountered the bold color and brushwork of the Impressionists and Neo-Impressionists, something changed, and he began to paint with a new vibrancy and freshness. Experience this story in four paintings with Visiting Van Gogh, which centers on Still Life, Basket of Apples (1887), visiting from the Saint Louis Art Museum.

Providing a rare opportunity to experience four masterpieces up-close and in-depth, the exhibition also features Van Gogh’s Le Moulin de la Galette (1886–1887), painted during his time in Paris, and Wheat Fields after the Rain (1890), one of his great last works, showing the evolution in the artist’s use of color and brushwork. Rounding out the installation is Paul Signac’s Place des Lices, St. Tropez (1893), a stunning example of the Neo-Impressionist color and brushwork that so fascinated Van Gogh. On view for a limited time, Visiting Van Gogh offers a chance to linger and examine closely a turning point in this towering figure’s career.

 

She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World
May 30–September 28, 2015
Heinz Galleries

She Who Tells a Story introduces the pioneering work of 12 leading women photographers who have tackled the very notion of representation with passion and power, questioning tradition and challenging perceptions of Middle Eastern identity. Their provocative work ranges from fine art to photojournalism and provides insights into political and social issues, including questions of personal identity and the complex political and social landscapes of their home regions. She Who Tells a Story is an invitation not only to discover new photography, but to shift perspectives and to open a cultural dialogue that begins with art.

Includes works by Jananne Al-Ani, Boushra Almutawakel, Gohar Dashti, Rana El Nemr, Lalla Essaydi, Shadi Ghadirian, Tanya Habjouqa, Rula Halawani, Nermine Hammam, Rania Matar, Shirin Neshat, and Newsha Tavakolian.

She Who Tells a Story is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

 

Jacqueline Humphries
June 12–September 28, 2015
Forum Gallery

Humphries

Over the course of her nearly 30-year career, Jacqueline Humphries (b. 1960, New Orleans) has emerged as a singular force in contemporary art, an influential “artist’s artist” whose signature abstract works in metallic and ultraviolet pigments must be experienced firsthand. Jacqueline Humphries is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in nearly a decade, and the most extensive presentation to date of both her silver and black-light paintings. The exhibition comprises entirely new works, created with CMOA’s unique spaces in mind.

Humphries’s densely layered, atmospheric canvases activate and are activated by the space around them. The muted metallic surfaces of the silver paintings respond to shifting natural light and the movements of the viewer, positioning abstract painting as a theatrical, time-based art. The black light paintings reveal their true nature—and actually emit light—only when “excited” by ultraviolet bulbs. In their presence within a darkened room, viewers are immersed in spectacular fluorescence, their awareness of viewing and being viewed amplified. Both bodies of works self-consciously engage the history of art and refer to popular culture as well, melding the drips, zips, and Ben-day dots of mid-century abstraction with psychedelia and cinema’s silver screen.

The opening event on Wednesday, June 10, will be free and open to the public.

Jacqueline Humphries is the 75th installment of Carnegie Museum of Art’s Forum series.

 

Exhibitions opening in 2014, on view in early 2015

Sebastian Errazuriz: Look Again
Closes January 12
Forum Gallery

Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals
Closes February 15
Heinz Galleries

Duane Michals: Collector
Closes March 2
Gallery One

 

CMOA App
The Carnegie Museum of Art app (iOS) connects you with the museum’s objects in unique, dynamic and fun ways.

CMOA App

Whether you’re in the galleries or at home, you can learn more about the museum’s collection and get a behind-the-scenes view of artwork and exhibitions. Using CMOA app you can:

  • View exclusive audio and video interviews with artists and curators
  • Access in-depth information about artists, exhibitions, and artworks on view
  • Quickly bookmark artworks for revisiting later or create a must-see list for your next visit
  • Wind your way through exhibitions in new and interesting ways via thematic tours
  • Watch CMOA-TV, an in-app video channel that showcases behind-the-scenes process and museum documentaries
  • Connect and share artworks with your online friends and social networks

Visitors may also borrow a device to access the CMOA app from the admissions desk.

 

Support
General operating support for Carnegie Museum of Art is provided by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. 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
Located at 4400 Forbes Avenue in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, it is nationally and internationally recognized for its distinguished collection of American and European painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the 19th century to the present. Founded in 1896, the Carnegie International is one of the oldest surveys of contemporary art worldwide. The Heinz Architectural Center, part of Carnegie Museum of Art, is dedicated to enhancing understand of the built environment through its exhibitions, collections, and public programs. The Hillman Photography Initiative serves as an incubator for innovative thinking about the photographic image. For more information about Carnegie Museum of Art, call 412.622.3131 or visit our website at www.cmoa.org.

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CMOA Collections Research Contributes to Upcoming Reinstallation

As part of an ongoing effort to strengthen visitor engagement with the museum’s permanent collection, Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) has undertaken collections research and evaluation in anticipation of the reinstallation of its Asian and African galleries in August, 2015.

To that end, curators and conservators have examined and assessed works from these collections, forging a new direction for the galleries to showcase newly discovered strengths in Chinese ceramics; Buddhist and Hindu sculpture from South and Southeast Asia; and African art, including masks and decorative objects. The spaces currently housing these collections will be renovated and the works reinstalled in 2015, with three galleries addressing these areas of distinction. This renovation will complement and extend the recent reinstallations in the Sarah Mellon Scaife wing.

Over the past seven years, the CMOA decorative arts and design department consulted with more than a dozen specialists to identify the strengths of the Asian and African art holdings and the most important works and areas of concentration to go on view.

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Trees

This season’s Carnegie Trees are Winter Wonders

Tickets now available for December 3 Opening Celebration

Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History announce the return of their popular holiday traditions, especially the Carnegie Trees, presented by the Women’s Committee at CMOA. Five massive Colorado Spruce trees grace the impressive Hall of Architecture, and flanking the museum’s exquisite 18th-century Neapolitan Nativity scene.

For many, the Carnegie Trees Opening Celebration (December 3) is the official start to the holiday season. The following day (December 4), confront the annual challenges of holiday decorating with fresh approaches at Deck the Halls, a floral arranging demonstration by some of Pittsburgh’s finest designers. Celebrate the season with an infusion of new ideas and inspiration. See below for details on this year’s programming!

Enjoy all of the offerings of Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History with two free Thursday evenings, December 11 and 18, 4–8 p.m., courtesy of the Jack Buncher Foundation.

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CMOA Design Store Concept

New CMOA Design Store – Grand Opening September 6

An all-new shopping experience at Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) will launch on September 6 with the grand opening of the CMOA Design Store.

Carefully curated to express CMOA’s sensibilities, with bold designs for the home, vibrant jewelry, and Pittsburgh’s best selection of books on art and design, the airy, newly renovated space will also feature changing seasonal products, exhibition-driven selections, and a special space for kids.

Encounter a collection of modern and contemporary seating towering above the entryway, displayed on a chair-wall reminiscent of the one in CMOA’s Ailsa Mellon Bruce Galleries. Designs include the FPE Chair by Ron Arad; Ami Ami Chair by Tokujin Yoshika; Masters chair by Philippe Starck with Eugeni Quitlet; Panton Chair by Verner Panton; and Price AHA Stool, Louis Ghost chair, and Ero/s/ Swivel Chair by Philippe Starck; as well as a colorful collection of recycled fiberglass chairs by Eames.

Ero/s/ Chair by Philippe Starck

Ero/s/ Chair by Philippe Starck

CMOA Design Store is unique. With exclusive designers, including modern lighting by FLOS, cast resin tableware by Tina Frey, metalwork lighting and tableware by Tom Dixon, and ceramic tableware by Eva Zeisel, it champions the original. A new, sophisticated selection of jewelry includes exclusives by Delphine Leymarie  and Pyrrha, as well as offerings by Alexis Bittar, Chan Lu, Stefanie Wolf, Addison Weeks, and Void Watches.

CMOA Design Store is a destination. Alessi brings the best in contemporary design home for everyday use, including kitchenware, vases, and barware. Home décor by Jonathan Adler, iitala, and Lumaire showcases distinctive products to suit any style.

Jewelry by Pyrrha

Jewelry by Pyrrha

CMOA Design Store is current. Boasting Pittsburgh’s best selection of art, photography, architecture, and design books, there’s ample room for browsing.

CMOA Design Store is for families. We champion creativity. Nurture it with artful toys, books, and games, from making music to designing and building your own toys. Take some toys for a spin, with a new children’s seating area ready for play.

Get a sneak peek at the CMOA Design Store, open late on Friday, September 5, in conjunction with the free opening event for Sebastian Errazuriz: Look Again. Sebastian Errazuriz, one of the most exciting creative minds working today, brings his witty, surprising designs to CMOA’s Forum Gallery, steps away from the store. CMOA Design Store will offer a selection of Errazuriz’s products by Kikkerland, including the Drowning in Debt salt and pepper shakers and Tea for Two.

Tea for Two by Sebastian Errazuriz

Tea for Two by Sebastian Errazuriz

Store is open during regular museum hours. Free parking for vehicles parked 30 minutes or less in the Carnegie Museum of Art parking lot.

All proceeds from CMOA Design Store support the exhibitions and educational programming of Carnegie Museum of Art.

Mission
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.

Carnegie Museum of Art
Located at 4400 Forbes Avenue in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, it is nationally and internationally recognized for its distinguished collection of American and European painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the 19th century to the present. Founded in 1896, the Carnegie International is one of the oldest surveys of contemporary art worldwide. The Heinz Architectural Center, part of Carnegie Museum of Art, is dedicated to enhancing understand of the built environment through its exhibitions, collections, and public programs. The Hillman Photography Initiative serves as an incubator for innovative thinking about the photographic image. For more information about Carnegie Museum of Art, call 412.622.3131 or visit our website at www.cmoa.org.

 

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Sebastian Errazuriz; Explosion cabinet, 2014; Maple, glass, and stainless steel; Women’s Committee Acquisition Fund; Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

Unveiling Sebastian Errazuriz’s Latest Kinetic Cabinet

CMOA Acquires Sebastian Errazuriz’s Latest Kinetic Cabinet: the Explosion

Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) has acquired Explosion, a new mind-bending cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz, which embodies the designer’s mischievous sensibilities. One of the centerpieces of Sebastian Errazuriz: Look Again, which opens September 6, it is, according to exhibition curator Rachel Delphia, “a masterwork of contemporary furniture design and craftsmanship.”

Sebastian Errazuriz
Chilean, b. 1977
Explosion cabinet, 2014
Maple, glass, and stainless steel
29 1/4 x 56 x 15 7/8 in. (74.30 x 142.24 x 40.48 cm)
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Women’s Committee Acquisition Fund

Inactivated, Explosion sits as a tidy, beautiful credenza. Transparent glass sidewalls provide a glimpse inside this intriguing but staid box. Further exploration of the central vertical seam reveals an entirely different object: With a gentle push, the rails slide further and further open until it seems that the cabinet has exploded beyond the bounds of stability. It is “a beautiful, surprising, and confounding work that represents the playful conceit of the master cabinetmaker showing off,” added Delphia. Even as Explosion’s exterior expands outward, it retains beautiful geometric proportions, using mechanics so complex that they took more than a year to perfect, despite borrowing one of cabinetmaking’s oldest tricks, the sliding dovetail. This new work will join a selection of important objects representing the breadth of Errazuriz’s practice in Sebastian Errazuriz: Look Again, his first solo museum exhibition.

Sebastian Errazuriz; Explosion, 2014; Showing opening and closing movements.

Sebastian Errazuriz; Explosion, 2014; Showing opening and closing movements.

Look Again presents a rare opportunity to see the scope of Errazuriz’s work from the last 10 years, assembled together for the first time. Through found and repurposed objects, unexpected interventions, and meticulously crafted interactive furniture, Errazuriz surprises, provokes, and engages at every turn, asking viewers to rethink the everyday, to confront the transience of life, and to question the status quo.

Sebastian Errazuriz: Look Again
September 6, 2014–January 12, 2015
Forum Gallery + Hall of Architecture
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

Sebastian Errazuriz is the 73rd installment of Carnegie Museum of Art’s Forum series. It is organized by Rachel Delphia, The Alan G. And Jane A. Lehman Curator of Decorative Arts and Design.

Support
Support for Sebastian Errazuriz: Look Again has been provided by The Fellows of Carnegie Museum of Art, the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation, Richard L. Simmons, and Gordon and Kenny Nelson. General operating support for Carnegie Museum of Art is provided by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. 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
Located at 4400 Forbes Avenue in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, it is nationally and internationally recognized for its distinguished collection of American and European painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the 19th century to the present. Founded in 1896, the Carnegie International is one of the oldest surveys of contemporary art worldwide. The Heinz Architectural Center, part of Carnegie Museum of Art, is dedicated to enhancing understand of the built environment through its exhibitions, collections, and public programs. The Hillman Photography Initiative serves as an incubator for innovative thinking about the photographic image. For more information about Carnegie Museum of Art, call 412.622.3131 or visit our website at www.cmoa.org.

 

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