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Crowds at the CAKEitecture event, February, 2013. Photo : Yeohnee Stanley

Fall 2015 Events at CMOA – Mod, Spooky, Spectacular

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

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.

Hopper Stories

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.

Halloween Party
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)
CMOA Theater

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.
Artist Talk

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.
Free
CMOA Theater

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.
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. 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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CMOA Announces Fall Children’s Studio Classes

Pittsburgh, PA…Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) announces its fall Children’s Studio classes, including Saturday Art Classes for Kids, Preschool Play Dates, and The Art Connection. The museum’s teaching artists create engaging courses across a variety of media, including video production, ceramics, comic-book making, drawing, painting, printmaking, and photography. Using professional-level supplies, and access to CMOA’s world-class collection, our classes provide instruction in the fundamentals of looking at, and creating art. All of our classes build skills in critical thinking and creative problem solving.

Don’t let cost be a barrier! Scholarships available for most programs. 

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Misfits 2015: Time-Based Media and the Museum

Misfits 2015: Time-Based Media and the Museum
Carnegie Museum of Art
October 22-24, 2015

Pittsburgh, PA…Registration is now open for Misfits 2015, a symposium examining the ways that time-based artworks have challenged and changed art institutions.

Registration: http://www.cmoa.org/misfits/

Presented by Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA), and organized by its A. W. Mellon Time-Based Media Project, Misfits 2015: Time-Based Media and the Museum is a two-day symposium that focuses on the ways that “misfit” artworks—film, video, sound, and digital works—entered collecting institutions, and ongoing challenges of exhibiting and preserving them. The organizers use the term “misfits” affectionately. These works challenge traditional methods of collecting, preservation, and exhibition, and in doing so, force art institutions to evolve and grow.

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Events and Programming: CMOA Collects Edward Hopper

CMOA Collects Edward Hopper
July 25–October 26, 2015
Gallery One

Edward Hopper; Night Shadows, 1921; etching; Leisser Art Fund; Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art

Edward Hopper; Night Shadows, 1921; etching; Leisser Art Fund; Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art

Opening this weekend, CMOA Collects Edward Hopper presents all 17 works by Hopper in the museum’s collection, ranging from impressive examples of his etchings, drawings, and watercolors, to the oil paintings for which he is best known. Related programming includes a beer tasting celebrating Hopper’s etchings alongside a special film screening, a four-session art history class, and a members’ event with curator Akemi May.

Please visit cmoa.org for the latest information on events, and for registration.

Events at Programming

Hops and Hopper
A Beer Event
Saturday, October 10, 2015 / 6–8 p.m. / $25
CMOA Cafe

Toast great American artist Edward Hopper at a beer tasting with Pittsburgh’s hottest breweries. Sample brews with a souvenir pub glass featuring a Hopper image from the CMOA collection and talk with the brewmasters about their hoppy masterpieces. We’ve selected four etchings from our collection – collect all four glasses at CMOA Design Store!

Confirmed breweries include  Grist House Brewing, Abjuration Brewing, Dancing Gnome, Hitchhiker Brewing, Four Seasons Brewing Co., East End Brewing Company, and Voodoo Brewery.

Afterward, see the real artwork that decorates your glass! Explore the exhibition CMOA Collects Edward Hopper that includes every Hopper artwork in the museum’s collection.

Combination ticket with Hopper Stories: $30

Hopper Stories
A Film Screening
Saturday, October 10, 2015 / 2–4 p.m. or 8–10 p.m. / $10
CMOA Theater

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.

Combined ticket with Hops and Hopper: $30

The Making of an American Style: American Painting of the Early 20th Century
An Art History Class, Four Sessions
Wednesdays, October 7–28 or Saturdays, October 10–31, 2015
$80, $64 members / CMOA Theater

In the years that followed World War I, American artists expressed renewed interest in defining an aesthetic vernacular distinctly their own. To better understand this vibrant period of creative expression, join art historian Isaac King as he explores early 20th century art through the work of  Edward Hopper, John Sloan, Robert Henri, Thomas Hart Benton, Charles Sheeler, Charles Demuth, Georgia O’Keefe, and Grant Wood.

Members Only! Coffee with the Curator
August 6, 2015 / 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. / $30
10:30–11 a.m. Light breakfast in Carnegie Café
11 a.m.–noon Lecture in CMOA Theater

Edward Hopper is best known for his paintings of urban modern life in the 20th century, but the artist initially found success with etching. This medium proved to be ideal for his bold graphic compositions and humble American subject matter that included rooftops, railroads, buildings, and landscapes. Gain behind-the-scenes insight into CMOA’s Hopper collection with curator Akemi May, who will discuss this important moment in the artist’s career, famous printmakers like Rembrandt who inspired him, and the watercolors that led to his recognition as a painter.

About the Exhibition

In 1913, Edward Hopper sold his first painting at the first Armory Show. But it would be over a decade before the now-famed painter sold another. Instead, Hopper turned to etchings, drawings, and watercolors, finding recognition for his masterful compositions of quiet, meditative moments.

CMOA Collects Edward Hopper presents all 17 works by Hopper in the museum’s collection, ranging from impressive examples of his etchings, drawings, and watercolors, to the oil paintings for which he is best known. This includes the first painting Hopper sold, Sailing (1911), and his 1936 painting Cape Cod Afternoon, produced after he gained widespread recognition. CMOA Collects Edward Hopper also presents prints by artists who influenced Hopper during his difficult formative years, including Rembrandt, John Sloan, and Charles Meryon.

Edward Hopper; Cape Cod Afternoon, 1936; oil on canvas; Patrons Art Fund; Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art

Edward Hopper; Cape Cod Afternoon, 1936; oil on canvas; Patrons Art Fund; Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art

Never before exhibited together, the works in CMOA Collects Edward Hopper reveal the development of an iconic American master, and shed light on the influences that produced his instantly recognizable style.

Edward Hopper; Roofs, Washington Square, 1926; watercolor over charcoal on paper; Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Beal; Carnegie Museum of Art

Edward Hopper; Roofs, Washington Square, 1926; watercolor over charcoal on paper; Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Beal; Carnegie Museum of Art

CMOA Collects Edward Hopper is organized by Akemi May, associate curator of fine art

 

Support
Generous support for CMOA Collects Edward Hopper has been provided by Jane C. Arkus, the Virginia Kaufman Fund, and the Bernard and Barbara Mars Art Exhibition Fund.

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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Kick off the Summer at CMOA

Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) kicks off the summer with an exciting calendar of special events! Including screenings, openings, parties and workshops, there’s something for everyone. Of special note: CMOA presents the one-man play Vincent June 13 and 14, a landmark production about the life of Vincent van Gogh, and coinciding with the exhibition Visiting Van Gogh: Still Life, Basket of Apples.

 

Vincent: A Special CMOA Theatrical Presentation
June 13, 8 p.m. AND June 14, 2 p.m.
Carnegie Lecture Hall
$30 / $24 members

“Theo’s memories are the heart and soul of this production and Briggs is masterful in the role. He is a thoroughly-engaging, eloquent narrator, bringing great warmth, genuineness of feeling, and utter conviction to every aspect of his performance.” –BroadwayWorld.com

Written by Leonard Nimoy
Performed by James Briggs, Starry Night Theater Company

Please join Carnegie Museum of Art for a special, limited presentation of the one-man play Vincent, written and originally performed by the late Leonard Nimoy.

Today, Vincent van Gogh is one of the most recognizable and beloved painters. In Van Gogh’s lifetime, though, he sold only one painting and critics labeled his work madness. His story, however, is so much more than that of the misunderstood genius who cut off his own ear.

In this one-man play, actor James Briggs portrays Vincent’s brother, Theo, who movingly reveals Vincent as few knew him. After Vincent’s death, Theo defends Vincent’s legacy at a gathering of friends and colleagues (an actual historic event). Theo is not interested in telling the small story of the demise of one man. Rather, he argues the bigger meaning and significance of his brother’s life to all humankind. As seen through the eyes of Theo, Vincent van Gogh lives on as a symbol of inspiration, courage, passion, and the lust for life that art kindles in all of us.

Vincent runs approximately 85 minutes. While appropriate for all audiences, the show is best suited for adults and children ages 10 and up.

BUY TICKETS:
Call 412.622.3288
Saturday, June 13, 8 p.m.: Buy Online
Sunday, June 14, 2 p.m.: Buy Online

CMOA’s production of Vincent is sponsored by Merrill Lynch

 

Culture Club: Tracing Outlines

May 21, 5:30–9 p.m; 6:30–8:30 p.m.: Screening and Q&A
$15 / $10 members, includes one drink token

Open from 1941–1947 in downtown Pittsburgh, Outlines Gallery was one of the most cutting-edge art galleries, not only in Pittsburgh, but in the entire country. Tracing Outlines uncovers the untold history of this important venue. Join director Cayce Mell and producer Scott Sullivan for the first Pittsburgh screening of their groundbreaking documentary feature!

In 1941, 21-year-old Betty Rockwell established Outlines gallery in Pittsburgh. Throughout its six-year run, the gallery would sit squarely at the forefront of the avant-garde movement, showcasing exhibitions by then-emerging artists such as Alexander Calder, John Cage, Maya Deren, and Joseph Cornell. In 1941 alone, art passing through Outlines Gallery included works by Georges Braque, Marc Chagal, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse, Amendo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, and Henri Rousseau.

Tracing Outlines follows Betty Rockwell’s granddaughter and filmmaker, Cayce Mell, as she tracks down artists who exhibited at Outlines, and compiles the first-ever complete chronology of the six-year-long run of the gallery. Narrated by renowned street artist Swoon, and featuring interviews and commentary by artists including Philip Pearlstein, Saul Liter, and Jens Risom, and by Guggenheim Foundation Director Richard Armstrong, 2013 Carnegie International Curator Dan Byers, author and columnist Blake Gopnik, The Andy Warhol Museum Director Eric Shiner, and Robert Manley of Christie’s.

Culture Club is sponsored by Great Lakes Brewing Company, Macy’s, and Bill Few Associates.

 

She Who Tells a Story: Opening Day Curator’s Lecture

May 30, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Carnegie Lecture Hall
Free with museum admission

Join CMOA for a special opening day lecture from Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World, opening May 30 at CMOA, 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 in images of great sophistication, expressiveness, and beauty. 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.

 

Culture Club: Opening Party, Jacqueline Humphries

June 10, 7–9 p.m.
Forum Gallery, Free

Join contemporary painter Jacqueline Humphries for a first look at an all new body of work.

Humphries’ large abstract paintings interact with light, and must be experienced first-hand. Her works in metallic silver paint shimmers in natural light as viewers move throughout the gallery. Her black-lit works, hung in darkened galleries, immerse viewers in spectacular fluorescence.

Methodically built up and then scraped, smeared, and painted over again, the surfaces of Humphries’ paintings invite close looking but escape total apprehension; the viewer and painting work together in a continually unfolding experience.

Culture Club is sponsored by Great Lakes Brewing Company, Macy’s, and Bill Few Associates.

 

 

Workshop: Line Around an Idea with James Wines

June 27, 10:15 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
The Heinz Architectural Center, Yellow Studio
$60, $48 members

Get an architect’s perspective on the development of conceptual ideas as James Wines leads participants through a series of drawing exercises designed to challenge and enrich any artistic practice.

James Wines is the founder and president of SITE, a New York City-based architecture and environmental arts organization. From inverting expectations of what a “big-box” store should look like via BEST Products Company, to envisioning the Museum of Islamic Arts in Doha, Qatar, as a landscape of rolling sand, Wines has over four decades of successful practice, and stresses that in this age of computer rendering, drawing by hand remains vitally important.

Wines also gives a free architect talk on June 26 in CMOA Theater!

 

On the horizon: CMOA’s 2 Minute Film Festival returns July 9! Stay tuned for the call for entries.

 

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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