Crossroads

Crossroads: Carnegie Museum of Art’s Collection, 1945 to Now
Opening July 20, 2018
Special Evening Preview: Third Thursday: Crossroads

Opening Crossroads mines the collection’s depth, diversity, and eccentricities, situating the work of artists at the intersections of history, society, politics, and biography. Instead of a strictly chronological hang, each gallery represents a chapter in the larger story of CMOA’s world-class collection.

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Bruce Conner, Still from 'CROSSROADS' 1976, 35mm, black/white, sound, 37min, Digitally Restored, 2013, Carnegie Museum of Art, © Conner Family Trust

Bruce Conner, Still from ‘CROSSROADS,’ 1976, 35mm, black/white, sound, 37min, Digitally Restored, 2013, Carnegie Museum of Art, © Conner Family Trust

Pope.L, 'Fountain (reparations version),' 2016-2017, acrylic, oil, oil stick, chalk, and chewing gum on porcelain fountain, Carnegie Museum of Art, A. W. Mellon Acquisition Endowment Fund, © Pope.L, Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY

Pope.L, ‘Fountain (reparations version),’ 2016-2017, acrylic, oil, oil stick, chalk, and chewing gum on porcelain fountain, Carnegie Museum of Art, A. W. Mellon Acquisition Endowment Fund, © Pope.L, Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY

Guerrilla Girls, 'You're seeing less than half the picture,' 1989, offset laser or inkjet print poster, Carnegie Museum of Art, Alan D. and Marsha W. Bramowitz Contemporary Print Acquisition Fund

Guerrilla Girls, ‘You’re seeing less than half the picture,’ 1989, inkjet print poster, Carnegie Museum of Art, Alan D. and Marsha W. Bramowitz Contemporary Print Acquisition Fund

Joan Brown, 'The Room, Part 1,' 1975, oil enamel on canvas, Carnegie Museum of Art, Purchase, gifts of Paul Chanin, Samuel Kootz, and Dr. and Mrs. Laibe A. Kessler, by exchange. Courtesy of The Estate of Joan Brown

Joan Brown, ‘The Room, Part 1,’ 1975, oil enamel on canvas, Carnegie Museum of Art, Purchase, gifts of Paul Chanin, Samuel Kootz, and Dr. and Mrs. Laibe A. Kessler, by exchange. Courtesy of The Estate of Joan Brown

Ellsworth Kelly, 'Two Panels: Green Orange,' 1970, Carnegie Museum of Art, partial gift of Charles H. Carpenter, Jr. and partial purchase from The Henry L. Hillman Fund, © Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly, ‘Two Panels: Green Orange,’ 1970, Carnegie Museum of Art, partial gift of Charles H. Carpenter, Jr. and partial purchase from The Henry L. Hillman Fund, © Ellsworth Kelly

Glenn Ligon, 'Prisoner of Love #1 (Second Version),' 1992, oil and gesso on linen, Carnegie Museum of Art, Founders Patrons Day Acquisition Fund, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles, © Glenn Ligon

Glenn Ligon, ‘Prisoner of Love #1 (Second Version),’ 1992, oil and gesso on linen, Carnegie Museum of Art, Founders Patrons Day Acquisition Fund, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles, © Glenn Ligon

Abstract painting with bright colors clustered at bottom

Joan Mitchell, ‘Low Water,’ 1969, oil on canvas, Carnegie Museum of Art, Patrons Art Fund, © Estate of Joan Mitchell

Woman in patterned skirt stands against gallery wall next to framed photograph

Kerry James Marshall, “Untitled (Gallery),” 2016, Acrylic on PVC panel, Carnegie Museum of Art, The Henry L. Hillman Fund, ©Kerry James Marshall

Abstract, dark canvas with a single flower blossoming in among dark paint

Raymond Jennings Saunders, ‘Night Poetry,’ 1962,
oil on canvas, Carnegie Museum of Art, Gift of Leland and Mary Hazard, © Raymond Saunders

The artist, wearing heavy makeup and wig, looks down and left against an alien backdrop, with strange light

Cindy Sherman, ‘Untitled #147,’ 1985, Chromogenic print, Carnegie Museum of Art, Courtesy of the Artist and Metro Pictures

Cartoonish figures run from a spaceship

Keith Haring, ‘Untitled,’ 1981, vinyl paint on tarpaulin, Carnegie Museum of Art, Gift of Lannan Foundation, © Keith Haring Foundation