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Pittsburgh Filmmaker Documents First Openly Transgender NYC Firefighter

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

Woman on Fire Pittsburgh Premiere is August 25 at CMOA

Woman on Fire – Pittsburgh Premiere
August 25, 7–10 p.m.
Carnegie Museum of Art Theater
$15 ($10 members and students)

Brooke Guinan sitting on a seat inside a firetruck, examining her firegighter's helmet. Other equipment lies on the seat beside her.

Pittsburgh, PA…Carnegie Museum of Art announces the Pittsburgh premiere of Woman on Fire, a film by Pittsburgh-based filmmaker Julie Sokolow. Woman on Fire tells the story of Brooke Guinan, the first openly transgender firefighter in New York City. In addition to the challenges of transitioning in the department’s macho profession, the film examines Guinan’s relationship to Jim Baker, her boyfriend of two years.

The film premiered at DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary film festival, in November 2016. Chirlane McCray, The First Lady of NYC, introduced the screening. In May 2017, the film won Best Documentary by Audience at Geena Davis’s Bentonville Film Festival. This past June, the Brooklyn-based distribution company FilmRise announced that it had acquired worldwide rights to Woman on Fire.

Guinan and Baker will attend the screening, as will Sokolow, producer Danny Yourd, and members of Animal, the Pittsburgh-based production company. After the screening, the museum hosts a Q&A with Sokolow, Guinan, and Baker followed by a reception.

About Woman on Fire

In February 2015, The Village Voice heralded the arrival of “New York’s Bravest”—Brooke Guinan, the first openly transgender firefighter in New York City. As a third-generation firefighter, Brooke has a passion for heroism that runs in her blood. Her father George is a respected lieutenant and 9/11 survivor with a 35-year legacy in the FDNY. People always asked Brooke if she would follow in her father’s footsteps. But when Brooke transitions from male to female in her father’s workplace, it poses not only a challenge to a macho profession, but also to the customs of the people she cares about the most—her traditional family.

Meanwhile, Brooke’s boyfriend of two years, Jim, struggles to come out to his family. A wise-cracking Air Force veteran, Jim still hasn’t told his mother that Brooke is a transwoman. Brooke and Jim realize that having the life they want means being vulnerable in the face of judgment. As we watch the couple buy a house together and consider marriage, we reconsider what it means to be man and woman, gay and straight, traditional and nontraditional. A heartfelt portrait of change in the American family and workplace, Woman on Fire is a testament to love, courage, and loyalty.

Press Quotes

Woman on Fire is “just what a great social awareness doc should be — equal parts heartwarming and infuriating.” —The Village Voice

Woman on Fire is a moving portrait of a New Yorker who’s never been afraid to run where she needs to go, regardless of the dangers that might be waiting for her on the other side.” —Indiewire

Woman on Fire‘s subject Brooke Guinan is “a superhero for the 21st century.” —Salon

Julie Sokolow
Director Julie Sokolow’s films have appeared at the New York Times, Time, and Huffington Post. She is the creator of the Healthy Artists documentary series, which profiles over 40 uninsured artists who struggle to afford health care. Her feature film directorial debut Aspie Seeks Love won Best Documentary at the 2015 Cinequest Film Festival and gained acclaim in Vice, Filmmaker, and Salon. Two years in the making, Woman on Fire is her second feature film.

Danny Yourd
Producer Danny Yourd is a creative producer at the production company Animal, based in Pittsburgh, PA. He produced Almost Holy, executive-produced by Terrence Malick, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015 and recently enjoyed a theatrical run. He also produced Blood Brother, which won both the Audience Award and Grand Jury Awards at Sundance in 2013.

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
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.

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Programming & Events for “Hélio Oiticica”

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

Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) announces events and programming forHélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium, the most complete US presentation to date of this important Brazilian artist. Programming is far-ranging, with offerings for art lovers, gourmands, and curious passers-by alike. They include a film screening with director César Oiticica Filho, the return of our culturally immersive FEAST featuring São Paulo chef Ana Luiza Trajano, an evening of music and conversation with MCG Jazz, classes, tours, talks, and late-night Third Thursday activities.

Oiticica revolutionized the idea of interactive art. His work moves from vibrant geometric paintings to total environments suffused with color, texture, and tactile materials. Co-organized by CMOA, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, Hélio Oiticica is the first exhibition in more than two decades to show the full reach of Oiticica’s career.

The exhibition premieres October 1, 2016, at CMOA.

A selection of high-resolution images is available. Please contact Jonathan Gaugler for access.

Preview the exhibition
Get a first look at this major touring exhibition with co-curator, and CMOA director, Lynn Zelevansky.
Friday, September 30, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
Please contact Jonathan Gaugler to RSVP: gauglerj@cmoa.org | 412.688.8690

EVENTS AND PROGRAMMING

Register for events at http://cmoa.org/calendar, or call 412.622.3288

Hélio Oiticica, "Filter Project—For Vergara (Projeto Filtro—Para Vergara)," 1972, nylon, acrylic, plastic curtains, natural fiber doormat, television set, tape recorders, transistor radio, buzzer, orange juice machine, fluorescent lamps, and fiberboard, (c) Projeto Hélio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro. Courtesy Projeto Hélio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro and Galerie Lelong, New York

Hélio Oiticica, “Filter Project—For Vergara (Projeto Filtro—Para Vergara),” 1972, nylon, acrylic, plastic curtains, natural fiber doormat, television set, tape recorders, transistor radio, buzzer, orange juice machine, fluorescent lamps, and fiberboard, (c) Projeto Hélio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro. Courtesy Projeto Hélio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro and Galerie Lelong, New York

Film Screening and Conversation: Hélio Oiticica
Saturday, October 1, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Lynn Zelevansky with César Oiticica Filho
CMOA Theater; Free, but seating is limited
Portuguese with English subtitles; 94 min.

“…I discovered around fifteen rolls of Super 8 film. I was impressed that they were still unknown, as he was one of the greatest artists of the second half of the twentieth century. At that moment I had the sensation that, together with the cassette tapes…one would be able to see through the eyes of the artist and hear his inner thoughts.” –César Oiticica Filho

This striking documentary, crafted from rare found-footage, creates an experience analogous to Oiticica’s sensual, dynamic art practice. Exhibition curator and CMOA director Lynn Zelevansky joins film director César Oiticica Filho, the artist’s nephew, in conversation about the art and ideas of this compelling artist, as seen through his own words and images.

Third Thursday: EDEN
Thursday, October 20, 8–11 p.m.
$10 ($8 members, $5 students)

Celebrate Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium after hours, with activities inspired by the artist’s practice.

Samba in Braddock
Saturday, October 29, 1–4 p.m.
Braddock Carnegie Library; Free

The Pittsburgh Samba Group and Timbeleza bring the lively dance and sounds of Brazil to Braddock for a family-friendly multisensory experience! Try outParangolés—Oiticica’s colorful fabric capes, works of art that can be carried or worn—and get inspired for art-making, dancing, and fun!

FEAST: Oiticica
With Brazilian chef Ana Luiz Trajano
November 4, 2016
6 p.m., $200, $175 members

FEAST celebrates art through culinary adventures. Each FEAST takes its cues from art on view at the museum for a completely unique, one-night-only immersive cultural experience. FEAST: Oiticica welcomes chef Ana Luiza Trajano of São Paulo’s acclaimed Brasil a Gosto, which “unloads an avalanche of flavors and textures and experiences without intimidating” (The New York Times).

Chef Trajano champions traditional cooking with recipes gathered from throughout Brazil during her extensive travel researching indigenous ingredients and methods. Both Oiticica and Trajano share a penchant for “cultural cannibalism”—consuming global influences and reinventing them in a distinctly Brazilian setting.

Through Adversity We Live
An Evening of Brazilian Music and Conversation with MCG Jazz & Special Guests
Friday, November 11, 7:30–9 p.m.
Carnegie Music Hall
$35 ($30 members, $25 students)

CMOA and MCG Jazz bring together Brazilian musicians and composers for an evening shifting between the electrifying music and the fascinating stories tying together the art, music, and politics of Hélio Oiticica’s Brazil. Bassist Nilson Matta, guitarist/vocalist Chico Pinheiro, composer Flavio Chamis, percussionist Lucas Ashby, professor Jay Ashby, and MCG Jazz executive producer Marty Ashby join Hélio Oiticica curator Lynn Zelevansky and associate curator Katherine Brodbeck.

Brazilian culture was radically transformed by exchanges between Rio’s vibrant street life and Oiticica’s art practice. Oiticica was no stranger to stirring political controversy, especially after a military dictatorship took power in Brazil. His large, colorful installation Tropicália coined the name of a popular music movement, evoking the colors and sounds of Brazil while subtly protesting political repression. When musicians Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil hung Oiticica’s provocative banner reading “Be an Outlaw, Be a Hero” at a 1968 performance, they were arrested, and later deported. Taking its name from a poetic message hidden in one of Oiticica’s artworks, Through Adversity We Live is a can’t miss musical journey through this turbulent time.

Art History
Art/Culture/Politics: Oiticica’s Brazil
Wednesdays, November 9 + 16, or Saturdays, November 12 + 19, 10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
$50 ($40 members, $30 students)

Exhibition co-curator Katherine Brodbeck and University of Pittsburgh PhD candidate Paulina Pardo team up to explore the politically charged and artistically imaginative climate of Brazil from mid-century through the early ’80s.

Morphology in the Studio: Conversations about the Science of Art
Saturday, December 10, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
CMOA Theater, CMOA and CMNH galleries; Free

“I believe that the taxonomic system Oiticica learned at the Museu Nacional provided the conceptual basis for the biological, organic, framework of his oeuvre and for what the artist would later term his program-in-progress.”
–Irene Small, Contemporary Art and Criticism, Princeton University, and author of Morphology in the Studio: Hélio Oiticica at the Museu Nacional

The natural world has long been an inspiration to artists, from direct visual representations to ideologies of taxonomy. For Oiticica, his interest began at home, working for his famous entomologist father José Oiticica Filho at the Museu Nacional, and would inform his lifelong art practice.

Join professor Irene Small and CMNH scientists John Rawlins, Jose Padial, and Steve Tonsor for a lively discussion on the relationships among the natural sciences and contemporary art. Then venture out into the galleries and behind the scenes for one-on-one conversations with the presenters, exhibition curator Lynn Zelevansky and associate curator Katherine Brodbeck, and other artists and scientists for whom this cross-disciplinary approach is their way of navigating the world.

Gallery Ambassadors and Let’s Chat Docents
Gallery Ambassadors will be present all open hours at several locations throughout the exhibition to help visitors engage with the artwork—interactions that are crucial to Oiticica’s art practice.

Hélio Oiticica in front of a poster for the play Prisoner of Second Avenue, in Midtown Manhattan, 1972. © César and Claudio Oiticica

Hélio Oiticica in front of a poster for the play Prisoner of Second Avenue, in Midtown Manhattan, 1972. © César and Claudio Oiticica

About the Exhibition

Visitors to Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium at CMOA can expect to walk across sand and pebbles, traverse bold, colorful structures, and say hello to a friendly Amazon parrot. That’s part of the experience of Tropicália (1966–67), a massive, multisensory installation at the heart of the exhibition. If Tropicália is a kind of journey into the artist’s immersive work, then Eden (1969) is the destination. This huge installation includes spaces and structures for relaxation, reading, conversation, and music. Its surfaces provide tactile experiences for bare feet: strewn with sand or leaves, a pool of water. Occupying the majestic Hall of Sculpture at CMOA, it is rarely staged due to its size and complexity. Ambitious in scale, Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium presents a stunning array of paintings, interactive sculptures, audiovisual works, and environments across the museum’s expansive Heinz Galleries and Hall of Sculpture.

One of the most significant artists of the 20th century, Oiticica (1937–1980) first painted compositions made of geometric shapes that seemed to dance off the painted surface. He soon moved into creating immersive, experiential works, exploding color into three dimensions. His art intertwined with rock music, popular culture, politics, and communities. Throughout the 1960s and ’70s, Oiticica moved further and further toward art that is intended for the viewer to manipulate, wear, and inhabit, including Parangolés, works to be carried or worn, or Penetrables, colorful structures inspired by makeshift dwellings in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. While living in New York, Oiticica extended his work into filmmaking, slide show environments, and concrete poetry.

A richly illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
Preview access is available; please contact Jonathan Gaugler: gauglerj@cmoa.org

Helio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium
Lynn Zelevansky, Elisabeth Sussman, James Rondeau, and Donna De Salvo
with Anna Katherine Brodbeck

With contributions by Martha Scott Burton, Fred Coelho, Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz, Sérgio B. Martins, Adele Nelson, Irene V. Small, and Guilherme Wisnik

320 pages with 310 color illustrations
8 3/4 x 11 in. / 22.2 x 27.9 cm
Hardcover: ISBN 978-3-7913-6659-3
Softcover: ISBN 978-3-7913-6660-9
DelMonico Books · Prestel

Hélio Oiticica is organized by Lynn Zelevansky, Henry J. Heinz II Director, Carnegie Museum of Art; Elisabeth Sussman, Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art; James Rondeau, President and Eloise W. Martin Director, The Art Institute of Chicago; and Donna De Salvo, Deputy Director for International Initiatives and Senior Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art; with Anna Katherine Brodbeck, associate curator, Carnegie Museum of Art.

Tour Schedule
Carnegie Museum of Art, October 1, 2016–January 2, 2017
The Art Institute, Chicago, February 19–May 7, 2017
Whitney Museum of American Art, July 14–October 1, 2017

Support
Support for Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium is generously provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Carnegie Museum of Art Fellows, the James H. and Idamae B. Rich Exhibition Endowment Fund, Nancy and Woody Ostrow, the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation, the Martin G. McGuinn Art Exhibition Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, Jana and Bernardo Hees, Anonymous, and Simone and Greg Lignelli.

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
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.

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CMOA Announces Music Lineup & Activities for NIGHTIME

August 17, 2016
Contact: Jonathan Gaugler | gauglerj@cmoa.org | 412.688.8690 / 412.216.7909

CMOA Announces Music Lineup & Activities for NIGHTIME

Pittsburgh, PA…Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) announces the full lineup for NIGHTIME, a 9-hour can’t-miss party, stretching from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. starting September 9.

7-10 p.m. is all ages; 10 p.m.-4 a.m. is 18+. Tickets are available at CMOA’s website.

10 PM to 4 AM
DANCE PARTY // MUSIC HALL FOYER
10 PM: Metacara (VIA)
11 PM: EYE JAY (VIA)
12 – 1:30 AM: Naeem b2b Jwan Allen (Hot Mass)
1:30 – 3 AM: Shawn Rudiman (Hot Mass)
3 – 4 AM: Tony Fairchild (Hot Mass)
Light installation by Ian Brill

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7 PM to 10 PM
FAMILY DANCE PARTY // GRAND STAIRCASE
7 – 9 PM: DJ Kelly Mom
PERFORMANCES // FOUNTAIN/MAIN STAGE
7 PM: Colonel Eagleburger’s Highstepping Goodtimes Band
8 PM: For Those About to Rock Academy (Britsburgh)
9 PM: 1Hood Media
PERFORMANCES // MUSIC HALL STAGE
7 PM: East Hills Wind Ensemble (Britsburgh)
8 PM: Cosmic Attack Blues Band & Honeyrider All-Stars (Britsburgh)
PERFORMANCES // COURTYARD
7:30 PM: J. Trafford (Britsburgh)
8:30 PM: The Love Letters (Britsburgh)
TEEN ART MAKING // CAFE
7 – 10 PM: Teen Lounge including art making and scavenger hunt
FOOD TRUCK ROUNDUP // SCULPTURE COURT
7 – 10 PM: Asado, Onion Maiden, Happy Camper Cakes, Second Breakfast, Sticklers, Berlin Street Food
GALLERY TOURS
7 – 10 PM: Interactive Experiences, Alison Knowles
7:45 & 8:45 PM: ASL Interpreted Tours
8 & 10 PM: RUA Architects talk, Heinz Architectural Center
7 – 10 PM: Artventures in-gallery art making

NIGHTIME kicks off the Hillman Photography Initiative’s LIGHTIME, where artists activate photography’s measurement of light and time to investigate contemporary social issues. The party stretches from the evening into the early morning hours, hosting community collaborators for a celebration of photography. Our galleries remain open until 10 p.m., and performances and programs activate spaces throughout the museum. It also features the unveiling of a unique public photographic installation that measures and visualizes time itself.

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L-R: artists Andrea Polli, Alisha Wormsley, DIS, and Bradford Young

The Hillman Photography Initiative’s LIGHTIME focuses on four new commissioned projects by artists Andrea Polli, Alisha Wormsley, DIS,and Bradford Young. The Hillman Photography Initiative at CMOA is an incubator for innovating thinking about photography. It collaborates with a team of people with unique perspectives on photography to formulate each programming cycle.

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

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
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.

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Still from "I am pretty sure that the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority wants me to fall in love with the stranger next to me" by Jehan Madhani

2016 2-Minute Film Festival

It’s time for movie magic—a whole 120 seconds worth—as CMOA’s 2-Minute Film Festival returns for the sixth year! Carnegie Museum of Art received nearly 200 entries from all over the world for this edition of the festival. And more than 40 of the entries were from local filmmakers!

56 films were selected for the 2016 Festival. Of those, 21 came from other countries, 11 came from across the US, and 24 are from the greater Pittsburgh area.

This year, we’re partnering with Pittsburgh’s Row House Cinema for the 2-Minute Film Festival series. Row House Cinema is a single-screen, state-of-the-art theater in the historic Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Be sure to join us at one of the celebratory events below, or attend a screening the week of July 15–20 at Row House!

Still from "The App Expo" by Ashley Andrews and Ashley Andrykovitch

Still from “The App Expo” by Ashley Andrews and Ashley Andrykovitch

Opening Party for 2MFF
Friday, July 15 at 7 p.m.
Premiere the sixth annual 2-Minute Film Festival with a party and screening at Row House Cinema! Have a delicious beer on us and snacks from B52, The Vandal, and Butterwood Bake Consortium. Then, kick back in the theater to watch our picks from 2-minute films from across the globe.

Third Thursday: CINEMA
Thursday, July 21, 8–11 p.m.
It is time for movie magic – a whole 120 seconds worth – as CMOA’s 2-Minute Film Festival returns for the sixth year! Screen the locally and internationally submitted films and cheer for the award winners for Critics’ Choice, Audience Favorite, and Best Local Film. Celebrate the cinematic excellence while grooving to EyeJay the DJ and snap a photo on our red carpet.

Screenings at Row House
July 15–20, various times
Festival screenings at Row House feature special concessions as well as a slew of two minute short films from all across the globe, including local filmmakers.

For special event ticketing, please visit http://cmoa.org/2mff

2016 2-Minute Film Festival Filmmakers

Lola Adebiyi, Angela Adusah & Brennan Alexa, Ashley Andrews & Ashley Andrykovitch, Sandra May Beukes, Kalpana Biswas, BPO Films, Miguel Braga & Gonçalo Roquette, Molly Brown, Bruno Carnide, Andreea Dobre, Ignacio F. Rodó, Ben Dietels, Anton Forsdik, Reza Golchin, Scott Gros, Mike Hanley, Ilean Doble Hernandez,  Maureen Hilton, Krishan Hooda, Besnik Ibrahimi, Tejasvi Kang, P. Sam Kessie, Nathan King, Kevin Kino, Thomas Kyhn, Rovsing Hjørnet, Marcie Lacerte, Mazen Lotfy, Jehan Madhani, Chris Mason, Lisa McCarty, Patricia McInroy, Morgen Miller, Aaron Miranda, Evan Mulgrave, Jose Muniain, Saeed Naghavian, Sergio Pastore, Andrew Payne, Matthew R. Day, Samuel Rinkacs & Tyler Barkich, Jean-Michel Rolland, Ryan Sanderson, Will Simmons, Dana Sink, Jeffrey Smee, Seth Smiley, Madalene Spezialetti, Ivette Spradlin, Jordan C. Taylor & DS Kinsel, Dennis Tsai, S. Tucker Orbison, Lauren Valley, Ayerim Villanueva, Bill Wade, Tomer Werechson, Masha Zarnitsa, and Ben Ziv & Daniel Binsted.

Support

Special thanks to Row House Cinema for their partnership on this year’s festival!

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

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.

 

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CMOA Welcomes Tilda Swinton for Exclusive Screening

Contact:
Jonathan Gaugler, Carnegie Museum of Art | gauglerj@cmoa.org | 412.688.8690
Anthony M. Moore, University of Pittsburgh | amm114@pitt.edu | 412.624.8252

CMOA Welcomes Tilda Swinton for Exclusive Screening
The actress, director, and performance artist introduces The Seasons in Quincy

Pittsburgh, PA…In partnership with the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) welcomes Academy Award– and BAFTA-winning actress, director, and performance artist Tilda Swinton for the first North American screening of The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger, a thoughtful look at the writer, critic, and thinker. Swinton introduces the April 19 sneak preview of the film, of which she is executive producer, and director of one of its four parts. Swinton’s recent acting roles span major and independent films, including Grand Budapest Hotel, The Chronicles of Narnia series, and Moonrise Kingdom. With Joanna Scanlan, she developed The Maybe, a performance work staged at the Serpentine Gallery, London; Museo Barracco, Rome; and MoMA, New York.

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