***MEDIA ADVISORY*** CELEBRATE YOUR HOLIDAYS WITH CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART

***MEDIA ADVISORY***
CELEBRATE YOUR HOLIDAYS WITH CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART

Enjoy seasonal traditions and discover something new

WHAT: Enjoy seasonal traditions and discover something new
Enjoy seasonal traditions and discover something new at Carnegie Museum of Art this holiday. Explore new and beloved exhibitions, engage in live and virtual events, and shop locally for unique gifts at the CMOA Store.
The health and safety of museum visitors and staff is the museum’s highest priority. The museum is taking a variety of health and safety measures including limiting capacity and requiring timed tickets to visit.

The health and safety of museum visitors and staff is the museum’s highest priority. The museum is taking a variety of health and safety measures including limiting capacity and requiring timed tickets to visit.

DISCOVER ART
The presepio
Since 1957, CMOA has marked the holiday season with the Neapolitan presepio. A centuries-old tradition in Naples and southern Italy, the presepio is an elaborate nativity scene recreated with miniature figures arranged in a detailed panorama of 18th-century Italian life. Handmade by artists between 1700 and 1830, the presepio includes more than 100 superbly modeled human, animal, and angelic figures, accessories, and architectural elements. Covering over 250 square feet in the Hall of Architecture, this cherished fixture will be on view from November 27, 2020 through January 4, 2021.

Thanks to DeLallo Foods for their generous support of the Neapolitan presepio.

Locally Sourced
CMOA’s newest exhibition, Locally Sourced, celebrates Steel City’s dynamic design community. Building on Pittsburgh’s long history of industry and artisanship, Locally Sourced highlights over 100 new works by 19 of the region’s most talented and innovative designers of functional goods and furnishings.

Locally Sourced is generously supported by The Charity Randall Foundation and sponsored by Schneider Downs. Additional gratitude to the Creative Business Accelerator at Bridgeway Capital.

ENJOY SEASONAL EVENTS
Story Sunday: Be a Maker by Katey Howes
November 29, 2020, 11 am – 12 pm ET
Cozy up with the whole family for a virtual Story Sunday! Tune in as Locally Sourced curator Alyssa Velazquez reads Be a Maker, written by Katey Howes and illustrated by Elizabet Vukovic, before leading an art activity suitable for all ages. Make and create patterns inspired by Locally Sourced and turn these papers into small gift boxes. All you need is paper, pencil, crayons, and scissors.
Register here. Pay what you wish.

Online Family Drawing Workshop
December 6, 2020, 4 pm – 5 pm
Participate in a drawing workshop with family and friends highlighting the presepio, a holiday exhibition that is full of life with figures moving, interacting, and celebrating. Teaching artist Joke Slagle will lead participants in the exercise of imitating the poses of the presepio figures with their own bodies, and then guide participants in translating that movement into a sketch of the figure. No drawing experience necessary! Please come with paper and a pencil.
Register here. Pay what you wish.

Design in Conversation: Retail Real Talk
December 10, 2020, 6 pm – 7 pm ET
Join us for an evening with owners and managers of Pittsburgh retail locations discussing what it means to be a craft-centric business and the realities of selling local. Speakers for this event include Casey Droege of Small Mall, Lori Braszo of the CMOA Store, Samantha Fisher of PG&H, Trish O’Connell from Contemporary Craft, and Kelly Sanders and Monica Yope of love, Pittsburgh.
Register here. Pay what you wish.

Zoom In to the Details: The Neapolitan presepio
December 13, 2020, 2 pm – 3 pm ET
This Zoom In tour is getting an extra dash of holiday spirit! Join CMOA’s Curator of Decorative Arts and Design Rachel Delphia as she dives into the museum’s exquisite, handcrafted Neapolitan presepio. Find out why the presepio is one of the finest Nativity scenes of its kind and see some of the amazing details that have made this 18th century artwork a Pittsburgh holiday tradition since 1957.
Register here. $0 for Members, $10 for non-Members

Family Day
December 13, 2020, 12 pm – 4 pm ET
Spend an afternoon as a family exploring our wide-open galleries! Pick up an Art Cat bag filled with kid-focused activities and seasonally-themed exclusive takeaways inspired by works of art on view. Live piano music welcomes you into the Scaife galleries on this special day.
Learn more. Included in the price of admission.

Holiday Date Night
December 17, 2020, 5 pm – 8 pm ET
Looking for a holiday adventure for you and someone you love? Mark your calendar for Date Night! Each couple can pick up an art-inspired winter themed bag of activities to share in the galleries, while enjoying lively performances by The Joint Commission, members from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Shana Simmons Dance, and more. Learn more. Admission is 1⁄2 price.

SHOP LOCAL: SUPPORT CMOA AND AREA ARTISTS
Shop locally at the CMOA Store this season, with each purchase supporting the museum’s mission and area artists. Take advantage of special offerings:
Thanksgiving, Nov. 26: CMOA online store will offer 15% off orders of $50 or
more*

• Nov. 27-30: CMOA online store and in-museum store will offer 15% off orders of
$50 or more*

• Members receive a 20% discount at the CMOA online store and in-museum
store in November*
NEW! The CMOA Store’s Locally Sourced Pop Up Shop is featuring products
created by 11 makers from Locally Sourced! Over 55 artisan products, including ceramics, kitchenware, and textiles, are available across many price points. Shop here: CMOA Locally Sourced Pop Up Shop
*excludes sale merchandise and cannot be combined with other offers

WHEN: Now through January 4, 2021
WHERE: CMOA: 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213; 412-622-3131
For Timed Tickets: cmoa.org/visit
CMOA Store: 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213; 412-622-3216 Admission to the museum is not required to shop at the CMOA Store

Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm ET: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through Sundays
10:00 am – 8:00 pm ET: Thursdays
Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day, closing early at 3 pm ET on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve

WHO: For press inquiries, contact: Elle Moody, Sutton; 212-202-3402, Elle@suttoncomms.com

Health and Safety
The health and safety of museum visitors and staff is CMOA’s upmost priority. CMOA is following CDC recommended safety protocols with updated health and safety procedures. This includes limiting admissions to 10% of building capacity through required timed ticketing; requiring face coverings; encouraging safe social distancing of six feet or more between groups and individuals; enhanced air- filtration and cleaning protocols; and clearly marking foot-traffic patterns in high-traffic areas. CMOA is also designating special hours for those visitors who are high-risk due to age (65+) or a medical condition on Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m.– 12 noon.

Mission
Carnegie Museum of Art creates experiences that connect people to art, ideas, and one another. 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 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. To learn more, please call 412.622.3131 or visit cmoa.org.

Accessibility at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
The museum welcomes all visitors. We work to assist visitors with disabilities in obtaining reasonable and appropriate accommodations, and in supporting equal access to our websites, services, programs, and activities. Please note that requests for accommodations at our museums should be made at least two weeks prior to your visit. For specific questions about wheelchairs, strollers, or other programmatic or equipment needs, or specific questions or concerns regarding accessibility for visitors with disabilities at the museums, talk with Visitor Services staff at the museum admissions desk, email visitor services, or call 412.622.3131.