The second iteration of the popular free outdoor summer event series will take place from Saturday, June 4, through Saturday, August 13, in an immersive pavilion by artist Rafael Domenech, commissioned for the upcoming 58th Carnegie International

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Carnegie Museum of Art’s Inside Out 2021; Photo: Bryan Conley

Inside Out Arts and Crafts

Carnegie Museum of Art’s Inside Out 2021; Photo: Bryan Conley

Pittsburgh, PA (May 4, 2022) – Carnegie Museum of Art is pleased to welcome visitors back to Inside Out, the museum’s free outdoor summer event series that celebrates Pittsburgh’s rich cultural landscape with performances, activities, food, and drink on Thursday nights and Saturdays. Beginning Saturday, June 4, and running through Saturday, August 13, Inside Out will offer a robust calendar of activities and experiences with new and returning partners and special events.

For the second iteration of Inside Out, artist Rafael Domenech will transform the museum’s Sculpture Court into a site-specific pavilion commissioned for the upcoming 58th Carnegie International. Visitors will be able to enjoy performances, DJs, art activities, local food trucks, and beverages every Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

Thursdays will celebrate Pittsburgh’s expansive nightlife scene, providing an after-work destination for friends to connect during the week. On Saturdays, visitors and families alike can enjoy special site-specific performances and art-making activities. Returning performers such as PearlArts and Hugo Cruz and Caminos will have a chance to expand on their performances from last summer, while Hill Dance Academy Theater and the Bill Henry Band will make their Inside Out premiere. On select days, visitors can create their own artworks in a series of workshops facilitated by Domenech. A selection of food trucks on-site will be Alberta’s Pizza, El Rincon Oaxaqueño, Caribbean Vybz, and Soul Biscuit, among others. Trace Brewing will also serve as the official brewery partner for this year’s Inside Out.

“Inside Out welcomes you back for a summer of free performances, art-making workshops, and dancing at Carnegie Museum of Art. Inside Out offer visitors the opportunity to experience art as a convener of communities and friendships, while enjoying a vast range of local artists and arts organizations throughout the region,” says Dana Bishop-Root, Carnegie Museum of Art’s Director of Education and Public Programs. “We’re particularly enthusiastic about artist Rafael Domenech’s commission for the upcoming 58th Carnegie International as part of this year’s Inside Out. The pavilion Domenech is creating in the museum’s Sculpture Court will be unveiled on opening day of Inside Out, June 4. Our partners, performers, and artists will respond to and layer on to his installation with their own artistic practices and expressions. We want our visitors to bask in the light of art and community at this year’s iteration of Inside Out, especially in the lead-up to the September opening of the 58th Carnegie International.”

Inside Out will expand its programming on Thursday evenings by welcoming visitors to bring their own art-making and writing tools to create art and community with museum educators. Inside Out Night, a special 21+ party under the stars, will take place on Friday, July 15. STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos will present CIRCLES: Going Off, a dance party version of their full-length choreographic performance. Layering movement, visual arts, MCs, DJs, electronics, and a live original score, CIRCLES: Going Off invites everyone to join the celebration! Registration is encouraged for Inside Out Night but not required.

The full line-up of events and programs can be found below and is available on

Inside Out Schedule of Events:

Saturday, June 4
1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Art-making with Rafael Domenech;
12:30 & 2:30 p.m.
Performance by Hill Dance Academy Theater With DJs Shoe and pvkvsv

Thursday June 9
Title Town: J. Malls, Gordy G. + Forrest Getemgump

Saturday, June 11
1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Roger Humphries & RH Factor Band With DJ and producer C. Scott

Thursday, June 16
Chosen Fam: Bamboo, Sauve Pav + Gianni

Saturday, June 18
1 & 3 p.m.
STAYCEE PEARL Dance Project & Soy Sos

Thursday, June 23
Jellyfish: Ricky Mawzlin, Stephanie Tsong +
Mesh: Calin Jones, Dov Fischer + Planningtorock

Saturday June 25
12;30, 1;30, and 2:30
Black Power Story Time presented by BOOM Concepts With DJ sets by Arie Cole

Thursday, June 30
Cold Cuts: Jarrett Tebbets + Private Sea

Saturday, July 2 1:30 p.m.
Bill Henry Band With DJ Femi

Thursday, July 7
Dyspheric: XC-17, Yessi, Samira Mendoza + ARCHANGEL

Saturday, July 9
1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Art-making with Rafael Domenech; 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.
Hugo Cruz and Caminos
With DJ Mary Mack

Thursday, July 14
AFROHEAT! + pvkvsv

Friday, July 15 – “Inside Out Night”
8–11 p.m.
CIRCLES: going off!
Presented by STAYCEE PEARL dance project in collaboration with Hot Mass & Mostbeautifullest Featuring Yah Lioness, Queen Jo, Soy Sos, and Brianna Dominique

Saturday, July 16
1 & 2:30 p.m. Barrels to Beethoven With DJ Femi

Thursday, July 21
Thomas Agnew Presents

Saturday, July 23
1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Clara Kent: 4 Directions With DJ Femi

Thursday, July 28
Curator’s Night:
Mostbeautifullest: Boo Lean & HUNY + Suzi Analog

Saturday, July 30
Shana Simmons Dance performances throughout the afternoon With DJs Thermos + Sister Sludge

Thursday, August 4
Bounce House Collective

Saturday, August 6
Celebrating teens in the arts!
1–2:30 p.m.
Art-making with Rafael Domenech;
Performances and music by Alumni Theater Company, The Lighthouse Project, and Dreams of Hope

Thursday, August 11
Everything the Light Touches: Joshua Orange, Royal Haunts + Jack Swing

Saturday, August 13
Sounds of a Sculpture With ADAB

Generous support is provided by The Benter Foundation, with additional support provided by Dollar Bank.

Carnegie Museum of Art is supported 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.

Health and Safety
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh has continued to follow government and public health guidance to keep staff and visitors safe. On February 25, 2022, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) classified Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Washington, and Westmoreland counties as having low community infection levels. Considering this assessment and additional guidelines by the CDC, masks are optional for visitors to Carnegie Museums. Masks are available on-site if you should need one. Visitors experiencing COVID-19 symptoms are kindly asked to remain at home. To learn more about our Health and Safety measures, please visit

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 34,000 works emphasizes art, architecture, photography, and design from the 19th century to the present. In addition, the museum houses the archive of more than 70,000 images by Pittsburgh photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris, whose work comprises one of the most detailed and intimate records of Black life in America. Through its programming, exhibitions, and publications, Carnegie Museum of Art frequently explores the role of art and artists in confronting key social issues of our time, combining and juxtaposing local and global perspectives. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895.

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