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Ingrid Schaffner will curate 57th Carnegie International

Contact: Jonathan Gaugler | gauglerj@cmoa.org | 412.688.8690 / 412.216.7909

CMOA Names Ingrid Schaffner Curator of 57th Carnegie International

Schaffner will assume her role May 1, 2015

Lynn Zelevansky, The Henry J. Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA), announced today the appointment of Ingrid Schaffner as curator of the 57th Carnegie International. The Carnegie International, initiated in 1896, is one of the world’s preeminent surveys of contemporary art. The 57th International will open in fall 2018. Schaffner will assume her role on May 1, 2015, and move to Pittsburgh in September 2015.

Ingrid Schaffner, Photo: Constance Mensh

Ingrid Schaffner; Photo: Constance Mensh, courtesy of Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania

“The International is CMOA’s signature exhibition,” said Zelevansky. “It is the largest, most ambitious show that we take on, bringing art and ideas from around the world to Pittsburgh, while emphasizing the city’s unique sense of place.” She added, “It takes a special kind of curator to successfully organize such an exhibition, and we are delighted to have Ingrid on board. She is thoughtful and knowledgeable, an excellent writer, and has true collaborative spirit.”

Schaffner is an American curator, art critic, writer, and educator, specializing in art history. She lives in Philadelphia and Lubbock, Texas. Since 2000, she has directed the exhibition program as chief curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania, one of the leading museums dedicated to exhibiting the innovative art of our time. Her work often coalesces around themes of archiving and collecting, photography, feminism, and alternate modernisms—especially Surrealism. She is author of more than 20 books and nearly 200 articles, reviews, and features, ranging from Salvador Dalí’s Dream of Venus to The Essential Andy Warhol, from an essay on exhibition wall text to an art history of chocolate.  She has organized monographic exhibitions of the work of Karen Kilimnik, Barry Le Va, Jess, Jason Rhoades, and Anne Tyng, among others, and thematic group shows such as The Photogenic, The Puppet Show, Queer Voice, and Dirt on Delight: Impulses that Form Clay.

Born in Pittsburgh, Schaffner grew up in Los Gatos, California. She attended Mount Holyoke College, and attended the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program, where she was a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow. She then received a master’s degree in art history at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. After organizing shows for the Drawing Center, Swiss Institute, Haus der Kunst (Munich), Hayward Gallery (London), Independent Curators International, White Columns, and elsewhere, Schaffner was invited by then-director Claudia Gould to reshape and oversee ICA’s curatorial department.

Schaffner envisions the 2018 edition of the Carnegie International as an exhibition informed by the perspectives of an international group of “traveling and thinking partners.” Invited for their expertise of different areas of the art world—geographic as well as disciplinary—each curator colleague will accompany Schaffner on a journey to a region unfamiliar to them both. Expanding on the role of the advisor, through the process of research, the partners will also spend time in Pittsburgh, integrating experiences of the particularities and perspectives of this city into the exhibition’s themes and ideas.

 

According to Schaffner:

“Crafting the next Carnegie International is a chance to shape one of the momentous cultural forces that helped form me. I grew up going to the Carnegie museums and library, and I have been making pilgrimages back to Pittsburgh to see the International since 1995. For me, embarking on this project is a venture into the unknown—a massive research enterprise that will be informed over the next three years by looking, by thinking and talking with artists, colleagues, and collectors, and by traveling to look some more. What better way to see where contemporary art will lead us in 2018?”

History
Established in 1896 as the Annual Exhibition, the Carnegie International was initially held every fall (with few exceptions) and focused almost solely on painting. By 1955, the show had adopted a triennial schedule and, in 1958, it became known as the Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Paintings and Sculpture, a title it retained until 1970. After an interruption in the 1970s, the exhibition resumed in 1977 and 1979 as the International Series, single-artist shows intended as a parallel to the Nobel Prize for the arts. In 1982, it reappeared under its original triennial survey format as the Carnegie International, and has been mounted every three to five years since. After the Venice Biennale, the Carnegie International is the oldest international survey exhibition in the world.

Over the last 119 years, the museum has acquired hundreds of works of art that have appeared in Carnegie International exhibitions, including works by Josef Albers, Dara Birnbaum, Louise Bourgeois, Mary Cassatt, Nicole Eisenman, Isa Genzken, Robert Gober, Dan Graham, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Mike Kelley, Ellsworth Kelly, Louise Lawler, Glenn Ligon, Agnes Martin, Julie Mehretu, Bruce Nauman, Chris Ofili, On Kawara, Nam June Paik, Sigmar Polke, Auguste Rodin, Doris Salcedo, John Singer Sargent, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Kara Walker, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler.

Prizes awarded to Carnegie International artists include the Carnegie Prize for outstanding achievement in the exhibition in the context of a lifetime of work, and the Fine Prize for an emerging artist in the exhibition.

The 2013 Carnegie International was highly praised as “a quiet triumph” (New York Times), “strikingly thoughtful” (The New Yorker), and “focused, considered, and perfectly scaled” (The New York Observer). Museum staff eagerly anticipate the first bursts of activity around the next edition of CMOA’s signature exhibition.

Support
Major support for the 57th Carnegie International is provided by The Fine Foundation, the Jill and Peter Kraus Endowment for Contemporary Art, and the Friends of the Carnegie International. Additional early commitments have been received from Nancy and Woody Ostrow, Ellen and Jack Kessler, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall P. Katz, Gordon and Kenny Nelson, and Lise Woodard and John J. Reilly. 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 understanding 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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Live performances announced for CMOA and VIA collaboration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:
Jonathan Gaugler | CMOA | gauglerj@cmoa.org | 412.688.8690 / 412.216.7909
Lauren Goshinski | VIA | lauren@via-pgh.com | 412.889.7619

Live performances announced for CMOA and VIA collaboration

Music lineup includes Kelela (Los Angeles), Lower Dens (Baltimore), Juliana Huxtable (NYC)

May 9, 2015 / 7–11p.m. / 18+
$15 advance / $20 at the door / $10 students with ID
Tickets available March 13

#NOWSEETHIS Spring Party

Dance. Snap. Share.

http://nowseethis.org/party

Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) and VIA announce the artist lineup for #NOWSEETHIS, a celebration of the museum’s explorations of visual culture through its Hillman Photography Initiative. The party unfolds through live music performances and interactive installations curated by VIA, along with the official launch of the Initiative’s print photobook, A People’s History of Pittsburgh, and the close of the innovative exhibition Antoine Catala: Distant Feel.

The night’s music lineup features an intriguing set of artists who are pushing new sounds, identity, and performance in exciting directions.

Kelela is a Los Angeles–based vocalist and songwriter whose forward-thinking music fuses popular R&B and underground club sounds. Topping numerous year-end lists and festival bookings—with her debut EP Cut 4 Me listed as one of Complex’s 50 Best Albums of 2013, and breakout performance at the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival—she is a quickly rising star and one to keep watching in 2015. Her next EP, Hallucinogen, drops May 5, featuring an exciting new collaboration with Arca – a breakout 24-year-old producer from Venezuela whose list of co-productions include FKA Twigs (EP2), Bjork (Vulnicura) and Kanye West (Yeezus).

The mercurial Baltimore-based Lower Dens, fronted by Jana Hunter, release their third album, Escape From Evil, at the end of this month on Ribbon Music. Cerebral and hot-blooded, rash and incorruptible, and, crucially, possessing of a loud, clear voice, Hunter emboldens every aspect of the band. Escape From Evil is a cinematic, theatrical, tonally rich work that nods to the experimental krautrock era while driving home their unmistakable darkly-tinged pop.

Juliana Huxtable is a DJ/producer, writer, model, and outspoken trans voice from NYC. And according to Vogue, the “Star of the 2015 New Museum Triennial” where her series of digital self-portraits currently hang alongside a striking 3D sculpture in collaboration with artist Frank Benson. Antoine Catala is also a Triennial artist, where his Distant Feel project shares a co-commission with CMOA.

Available for the first time: A People’s History of Pittsburgh (published by Spaces Corners and CMOA, $19.95) draws upon more than 1,400 user-submitted photographs taken throughout the region and spanning more than a century.

 

The Hillman Photography Initiative at CMOA is an incubator for innovative thinking about the photographic image.

Live visuals, interactive installations, and more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets
For a chance to win tickets to the event, CMOA and VIA invite people to post photos on Instagram of their after hours selfies with the hashtag #NOWSEETHIS.

Tickets for Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Members are on sale now!
Public release: Friday, March 13.

http://nowseethis.org/party

 

Support
Support for the Hillman Photography Initiative is provided by the William T. Hillman Foundation and the Henry L. Hillman Foundation.

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 atwww.cmoa.org.

VIA
VIA is a Pittsburgh-based collective that produces events and projects exploring the intersection of emerging music, new media art, and technology in various forms IRL and online. Initiated in 2010 with the help of a Sprout Seed Award, the annual VIA Festival has been recognized as a Top 10 festival by Resident Advisor, and received praise from the Huffington Post, Creators Project, Dazed Magazine, and others for  cutting-edge programming that brings together experimental artists and rising stars from home and around the world. VIA is a proud member of the International Cities of Advanced Sound (ICAS) Network, a consortium of festivals and organizations dedicated to the advancement of adventurous music and digital culture. www.via-hq.com / www.via2014.com

 

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CMOA Appoints Dan Leers Curator of Photography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jonathan Gaugler | gauglerj@cmoa.org | 412.688.8690 / 412.216.7909

Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) announced today the appointment of Dan Leers to the position of Curator of Photography. Leers assumes the place recently left open by the retirement of Linda Benedict-Jones, the museum’s first curator of photography.

Most recently a New York–based independent curator, Leers worked on the 2013 Venice Biennale, during which he served as an advisor on contemporary African Art. Prior to this, he was the Beaumont & Nancy Newhall Curatorial Fellow in the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He received his undergraduate degree from Lawrence University in Wisconsin and his master’s degree in modern art: curatorial studies from Columbia University, New York.

Leers joins CMOA on April 27, 2015. His responsibilities include shaping the Department of Photography’s collection through strategic acquisitions, organizing exhibitions, and serving as the museum’s internal agent for the next cycle of the innovative Hillman Photography Initiative, which launched in 2013, garnering international recognition for its groundbreaking structure and programming.

Lynn Zelevansky, The Henry J. Heinz II Director at CMOA said, “We are excited to welcome Dan to the museum and back to Pittsburgh. His global perspective, high-caliber institutional experience, and collaborative energy, make him an ideal fit for Carnegie Museum of Art as we look forward to a dynamic future in which photography plays a major role.”

“Pittsburgh is my hometown, and I’m thrilled to be landing at the museum that I grew up with,” said Leers. “CMOA has a strong collection and a real commitment to photography.”

He is especially focused on international contemporary photography, and was drawn by the museum’s history of engagement in that area.

“The museum has a long tradition of collecting and exhibiting international photography, through the Carnegie International and now the Hillman Photography Initiative,” Leers added. “I look forward to working with my colleagues at CMOA to continue that tradition and to share photography’s parallel histories from around the world.”

 

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 understanding 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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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.

 

Uncrated: The Hidden Lives of Artworks
March 9–May 8, 2015
Scaife Lounge

Art Storage

Learn the stories behind some intriguing works from the collection and find out more about the people who buy, sell, move, hang, clean, and care for them. Over the course of nine weeks, a team of registrars, conservators, preparators, and curators will be sharing their work with the public as they examine objects recently taken out of storage. This small exhibition will offer fun facts about the collection and dig deep into nine objects with particularly intriguing stories to tell. (A polyurethane bathtub that needs to be burped! An installation that comes with instructions for putting it together! A painting so heavy it has its own cart to move it! Melted wax heads!) Visitors will be able to play with some of the tools of the trade in a special hands-on section. Come back throughout the show to see what new discoveries the team is making.

 

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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