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Fall programming at Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) is packed with parties, artist talks, openings, classes, and also, parties. A new Halloween tradition, Carnegie Museum of HORROR promises a museum takeover oozing with zombies, makeup, and heavy metal. Hops & Hopper pairs Pittsburgh breweries with special-edition pint glasses sporting etchings from our Hopper collection. Artist and entertainer Alexi Morrissey returns for a second edition of his hit Adventure BINGO!, looking at “Your Mama’s Pittsburgh”—a time of rapid development and urban transformation. And, find that perfect floral print dress, and press your pocket squares, Mad Men & Martinis celebrates the modern midcentury designs of Peter Muller-Munk in style!
Free Thursday evenings: In October, admission to Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History is free on Thursdays from 3–8 p.m. thanks to UPMC Health Plan.
Culture Club: Adventure Bingo! with Harvard & Highland’s Alexi Morrissey
Thursday, September 24, 2015 / 7–10 p.m.
$15 ($10 members)
BINGO THEME: Your Mama’s Pittsburgh
Artist and entertainer Alexi Morrissey returns to CMOA with his own brand of old-school-Bingo-meets-pub-quiz!
Begin the night with special activities in the museum’s exhibition HACLab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern, seeking out clues that will provide an advantage during the game. Then, put your trivia skills to the test with a special Pittsburgh-themed edition of Adventure Bingo!
Fame, fortune, drinks, and fabulous (and not-so-fabulous) prizes await!
Culture Club at CMOA is sponsored by Great Lakes Brewing, Bill Few Associates, and the Pittsburgh City Paper.
Hops & Hopper beer event with Hopper Stories
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Beer Event: 6–8 p.m. / $30 ($25 members)
Film Screening: 2–4 p.m. or 8–10 p.m. / $15 ($10 members)
Combination Ticket: $40 ($30 members)
Hops and Hopper
Toast great American artist Edward Hopper with Pittsburgh’s hottest breweries. Enjoy brews in a souvenir pub glass featuring a Hopper image from the CMOA collection and talk with the brewers about their hoppy masterpieces. We’ve selected four Hopper etchings from our collection for the pint glasses—collect all four at the CMOA Design Store!
After the hops, see the real Hopper artwork that adorns your glass! Explore the exhibition CMOA Collects Edward Hopper, featuring every Hopper artwork in the museum’s collection.
Using the imagery of Edward Hopper as inspiration, nine directors create a series of short vignettes for the film Hopper Stories. These fictional tales deliver rich and brooding narratives, appropriate for their muse. This film screening complements CMOA Collects Edward Hopper, a special exhibition featuring every Hopper artwork in the CMOA collection.
The film directors: Mathieu Amalric, Sophie Barthes, Dominique Blanc, Sophie Fiennes, Valerie Mrejen, Valerie Pirson, Hannes Stohr, and Martin de Thurah.
Culture Club: Carnegie Museum of HORROR
Saturday, October 24
Live-scored screening of Nosferatu 7:30 p.m.
Carnegie Museum of HORROR Party 9 p.m.–midnight
$15 per event / $25 combination ticket
Screening of Nosferatu with live score by George Sabol
Watch one of the greatest horror films of all time, Nosferatu, set to a live score penned and performed by guitarist George Sabol. Nosferatu, a silent film adaptation of Dracula directed by F. W. Murnau, released in 1922, is sure to scare as local guitar legend Sabol strums the haunting accompaniment. Sabol’s score runs the gamut from classical to modern metal to gothic melodies.
Get ghoulish at CMOA for a Halloween celebration!
Wear a costume inspired by your favorite work of art* and participate in a costume competition judged by the ghosts of Pittsburgh’s past. Monster Mash the night away with spooky tunes by DJ ZOMBO, snap pics with a life-size Nosferatu, drink witches’ brew, and become undead with the help of the special effect make-up team from Kennywood’s Phantom Fright Nights.
After you get creepy, explore the museum galleries with zombie tour guides direct from Hundred Acres Manor, the official zombie provider of Culture Club.
*Please, no masks, backpacks, or weapons (including costume prop weapons). Full face paint is okay.
Culture Club is sponsored by Great Lakes Brewing, Bill Few Associates, and the Pittsburgh City Paper.
Culture Club: Mad Men & Martinis
Friday, November 20, 2015 / 7–10 p.m.
$15 ($10 members)
Celebrate the opening of Carnegie Museum of Art’s Silver to Steel: The Modern Designs of Peter Muller-Munk with a ’60s-inspired cocktail party. Featuring live music, classic libations, hors d’oeuvres, and ’60s games (Twister, anyone?), Mad Men & Martinis immerses visitors in the world of Peter Muller-Munk, set among period advertisements showcasing his popular product designs. Vintage attire is strongly encouraged.
Enjoy a martini made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and exclusive, early access to Silver to Steel, the untold story of a German émigré who rose from anonymity as a young silversmith at Tiffany & Co. in New York to become one of the preeminent industrial designers of the ’50s and ’60s from his bustling Pittsburgh office.
Beginning with Muller-Munk’s remarkable Modernist silver, Silver to Steel also features his best-known designs: the streamlined Normandie pitcher and skyscraper-inspired Waring Blendor. The exhibition also showcases his previously undocumented work: cameras, radios, cocktail shakers, power tools, and refrigerators; and total environments for gas stations, corporate headquarters, international expositions, and mass-transit vehicles.
Culture Club: Mad Men & Martinis is sponsored by Great Lakes Brewing, Bill Few Associates, the Pittsburgh City Paper, The Port Authority of Allegheny County, Retro on 8th, and Trib Total Media. Vodka generously provided by Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
Art History Class
The Making of an American Style: American Painting of the Early 20th Century
Wednesdays, October 7–October 28, 2015 OR
Saturdays, October 10–October 31, 2015
10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
$80 ($64 members)
In the years that followed World War I, American artists expressed renewed interest in defining a visual language distinctly their own. By confronting the economic realities of the Great Depression, as well as the increasing difficulties posed by the nation’s rapid urbanization, American artists found fresh perspective in their day-to-day circumstances. To understand this vibrant period of creative expression, join art historian Isaac King as he explores early-20th century art with an emphasis on great works in the museum’s collection by artists Thomas Hart Benton, Charles Demuth, Robert Henri, Edward Hopper Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Sheeler, John Sloan, and Grant Wood.
The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music
Thursday, October 22 / 7–9 p.m., Free
CMOA Theater and Forum Gallery
Join Matt Lucero, Tuan Andrew Nguyen, and Phunam Tuc of The Propeller Group for a theatrical screening of their entrancing video The Living Need Light, the Dead Need Music (2014; 21 min.) in the CMOA Theater. Following the screening, the artists will discuss their work—and connections between the Vietnamese brass band processionals portrayed in the video and New Orleans jazz funerals—with special guest Dr. Matt Sakakeeny of Tulane University, an ethnomusicologist, journalist, and musician in New Orleans. Cocktail reception to follow in the Scaife Lobby.
Part documentary and part visionary reenactment, the video is a poetic rumination on life, death, and the stages in between. Ultimately, the work speaks across languages and cultures, amplifying a sense of cultural interconnection, and appealing to universal foundations of myth, storytelling, and mourning. Shot in ultra-high-definition video, and produced with the technical sophistication of a Hollywood film, it immerses viewers in a lush and captivating dreamlike atmosphere.
An Evening with Architect Mark Pasnik
Monday, October 26, 2015 / 6:30–8 p.m.
Join Carnegie Museum of Art’s Heinz Architectural Center and Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture for an evening with architect Mark Pasnik.
Pasnik is principal of over,under, an interdisciplinary architecture, urban design, graphic identity, and publications practice based in Boston. over,under are architects-in-residence of CMOA’s HACLab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern. His recent book, Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston (with Chris Grimley and Michael Kubo) is scheduled for release by The Monacelli Press in October 2015. Recent projects include admissions identity for Wentworth Institute and rebranding of the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Mark has recently been appointed to the Boston Art Commission, is co-director of over,under’s pinkcomma gallery, and is associate professor at the Wentworth Institute of Technology.
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. The programs of the Heinz Architectural Center are made possible by the generosity of the Drue Heinz Trust. Culture Club is sponsored by Great Lakes Brewing, Bill Few Associates, and the Pittsburgh City Paper.
Carnegie Museum of Art
Carnegie Museum of Art, founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895, is nationally and internationally recognized for its collection of fine and decorative art from the 19th to 21st centuries. The collection also contains important holdings of Japanese and old master prints. Founded in 1896, the Carnegie International is one of the longest-running 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 a living laboratory for exploring the rapidly changing field of photography. For more information about Carnegie Museum of Art, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, call 412.622.3131 or visit our website at www.cmoa.org
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