Carnegie Museum of Art Announces Inside Out, A New Outdoor Summer Event Series, Launching June 5

Carnegie Museum of Art Announces Inside Out,
A New Outdoor Summer Event Series, Launching June 5

Inside Out celebrates Pittsburgh’s rich cultural landscape with performances, activities, food, and drink on Thursday nights and Saturdays, and is free and open to audiences of all ages

photograph of museum visitors in the carnegie museum of art sculpture yard

Pittsburgh, PA (May 4, 2021) – Carnegie Museum of Art announces Inside Out, a new outdoor summer event series celebrating and supporting Pittsburgh’s rich cultural landscape, which will be free and open to audiences of all ages. Beginning on June 5 and running through September 4, 2021, Inside Out will transform the museum’s outdoor Sculpture Courtyard into the season’s go-to destination with a robust schedule of pop-up performances, DJs, arts activities, local food trucks and beverages, kid friendly treats, and more. Hosted in partnership with local artists, arts organizations, and regional food and drink vendors, Inside Out programming will take place every Thursday from 4-8 pm and Saturday from 12-5 pm.

“We are thrilled to announce Carnegie Museum of Art’s new outdoor summer event series, Inside Out, which connects artists and audiences from across the region,” says Dana Bishop-Root, Carnegie Museum of Art Director of Education and Public Programs. “In the wake of the pandemic, with its impact on small arts organizations, performance venues, and artists, Carnegie Museum of Art is able to develop and share our outdoor courtyard as a performance and gathering space, while supporting Pittsburgh’s incredible arts ecosystem. Over the past year, our visitors have shared that safely reconnecting with loved ones is a top priority; with Inside Out, we’re delighted to offer an opportunity for visitors to gather with friends, family, and neighbors in a physically distanced environment while extending the museum experience outdoors. Inside Out is an impactful, joyful, and generous celebration of our regional communities.”

During Inside Out, visitors will be able to explore their artistic sides with creative workshops, preview never-before-seen site-specific commissions by regional performing arts groups, and jam out to sets by local DJs. Each event will feature a local food truck and a bar created by the museum’s Café Carnegie featuring custom snacks, delicious wines, and local beers.

The museum will continue to monitor state and CDC guidelines and update its health and safety policies to ensure the safety of all visitors and staff. Inside Out events have limited capacity and will be available on a first come first serve basis. The full line-up of events and programs is available on and is listed below

Inside Out Schedule of Events

Saturday, June 5 DJ collective Most Beautifullest Opening Day Celebration with Sankofa Village for the Arts Drum and Dance

Thursday, June 10th DJ Title Town

Saturday June 12th DJ Shoe Performance by Rodger Humphries and the RH Factor Band

Thursday, June 17th DJ Diamond Life

Saturday, June 19th DJ Wad Anthony Performance by Alumni Theater Company

Saturday, June 24th DJ Hot Mass + Friends

Saturday, June 26th DJ Soy Sos
Performance by STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos

Thursday, July 3rd DJ Formosa Exe Performance and arts activities by Boom Concepts

Thursday, July 8th DJ Sappho

Saturday, July 10th DJ Shoe Performance by Legacy Arts Project

Thursday, July 15th DJ YASS Queen

Saturday, July 17th DJ Femi Performance by Dreams of Hope

Saturday, July 22nd Record Store Pop-Up

Saturday, July 24th DJ HUNY Performance by Jasmine Hearn Dances

Saturday, July 29th DJ Hot Mass + Friends

Saturday, July 31st DJ Femi Performance by Afro Yaqui Music

Saturday, August 5th DJ Jellyfish

Saturday, August 7th DJ QRX Performance by Texture Contemporary Ballet

Saturday, August 12th DJ collective Most Beautifullest

Saturday, August 14th DJ Freeter Performance by Clara Kent

Thursday, August 19th Bento Boombox

Saturday, August 21st DJ Soy Sos
Performance by STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos

Thursday, August 26th DJ MESH

Saturday, August 28th DJ Shoe
Performance by Alia Musica Pittsburgh

Saturday, September 4thDJ Soy Sos
Performances by Kassia Ensemble and Sankofa Village for the Arts


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.

Premier Partners
Generous support from Carnegie Museum of Art Premier Partners: Highmark, NOVA Chemicals, and Waldron Wealth.

Health and Safety
The health and safety of museum visitors and staff is Carnegie Museum of Art’s highest priority. The museum is following CDC recommended safety protocols with updated health and safety procedures. These include limiting admissions to 15% 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. Carnegie Museum of Art 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.

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

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