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Carnegie Museum of Art Announces 2016 Social Calendar

Pittsburgh, PA…Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) announces an exciting new lineup of parties, culinary adventures, and late-night events for 2016. The 2016 social calendar is for everyone. It’s a chance to be inspired while being social, including a new monthly party on Third Thursdays, morning yoga in Pittsburgh’s most beautiful space, brunches, and multi-course FEASTs pairing food with special exhibitions. CMOA 24, an all-night party, programs the museum from dusk ‘til dawn. By creating casual experiences amid compelling works of art, the museum adds a new layer to its rich program offerings of artist talks, screenings, workshops, and in-gallery events.

Visit and follow CMOA on Twitter @cmoa for the latest updates on events and programming at the museum.


Third Thursdays
8–11 p.m. / $10, $8 members, $5 students

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On the third Thursday of every month, we’re keeping the art galleries open late, getting a little loud, and welcoming partners throughout the city to create exciting one-of-a-kind programs. Explore our exhibitions, enjoy music, indulge in a late-night café menu, and more. Curate your own experience!

January 21: Third Thursday: BOOM!


Join CMOA and BOOM Concepts to kick off 2016 with a silent disco in the Hall of Sculpture. Choose beats by either Christo or DJ EyeJay; take an unconventional gallery tour led by local artists; and get an early look at the new Teenie Harris exhibition, Great Performances Off-Stage, which opens to the public on January 22.

BOOM Concepts prepares for special gallery tours

BOOM Concepts prepares for special gallery tours

BOOM Concepts is a creative hub and safe space for minority groups across race gender affiliation and identity. BOOM Concepts is positioned as a thought leader and facilitator of creative and arts based urban engagement.


February 12 / November 4
$150, $125 members
After-party, $40, 35 members

FEAST celebrates art through culinary adventures. Dinners pair with exhibitions at the museum, taking cues from the work on view. Every FEAST event includes live music and an after-party with light bites. Completely unique, one-night-only events.

February 12
FEAST: The Propeller Group

Chef Michael Gulotta of MOPHO, New Orleans

Chef Michael Gulotta of MOPHO, New Orleans

Join chef Michael Gulotta of New Orleans restaurant MOPHO for a New Orleans-Vietnamese fusion meal paired with The Propeller Group’s epic visual journey, The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music. MOPHO is a destination for Southeast Asian inspired cuisine with a Louisiana Pantry, and in its first year was nominated for America’s Best New Restaurant by Bon Appétit Magazine.

November 4
FEAST: Oiticica

A Brazilian dinner paired with the major retrospective of Hélio Oiticica, organized by CMOA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago.


September 9
$25, $20 members

 CMOA closes at 5 p.m. on Friday… but the party has just begun. From 5 p.m. until 10 a.m. (when CMOA opens again on Saturday), the museum becomes an all-night venue for incredible art experiences, music, and camaraderie. Proposed programming includes bedtime stories with Rick Sebak, music, comedy, and sunrise yoga, and tickets get visitors an all-access pass to come and go throughout the night.


Yoga in the Hall of Sculpture
$30 per session, $25 members
Three sessions: January 17, February 21, March 20
11 a.m.–noon

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Yoga Hive warms up for classes in the Hall of Sculpture; Photo: Bryan Conley

Have you ever wandered into Carnegie Museum of Art’s magnificent Hall of Sculpture and thought, “This would be a great place to work on my downward dog”? Well, now’s your chance.

Join CMOA for three yoga sessions in the Hall this winter with instructors from Pittsburgh’s The Yoga Hive. Each 60-minute session will be accompanied by live music from a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Participate in one session or all three. A three-session package is available for a discounted price.

All levels are welcome. And, stick around after yoga to enjoy the world-class art and specimen collections at Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History for FREE.

Presented with Yoga Hive


Adult Summer Camp
$25, $20 members
July 12 and July 26
Tickets include art supplies and one free drink

Summer camp isn’t just for kids! With a paintbrush in one hand and a beer in the other, create masterpieces with the help of teaching artists.

Visit and follow the CMOA on Twitter @cmoa or on Facebook for the latest updates on events and programming at the museum.

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.

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

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