Mindful Museum participants can enjoy unlimited access to early Wednesday morning programming including art paths and meditation stops throughout the museum,
drawing, chair yoga, art history classes, social gatherings, plus digital offerings and more

WHAT:Carnegie Museum of Art announces, “Mindful Museum,” a suite of accessible programs and activities that expand Carnegie Museum of Art as a destination that nurtures the mind, body, and soul for visitors over 55. Mindful Museum will begin in May 2022 and run through December 2022.

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Mindful Museum’s one-time registration and fee grants you:
Eight months of unlimited participation in early Wednesday morning
(*program details below) at the museum
Early Wednesday morning access to Café Carnegie, which includes a
discounted menu
Specially designed tours and other exclusive experiences

*Mindful Museum programming includes:
Art Paths | Wednesdays, all day, May 4 – December 28, 2022; on-site only
• Want to get your morning exercise in an art museum? Our galleries are the place to be! Art paths with step counts, distance markers, and art stops have been designed for optimum movement and thinking. Listen to meditation prompts on your phone or chat with a docent about works of art on view. No need to count the steps or the distance because we have done that for you! No matter how you get there, enjoy the galleries at your leisure. And if you tire on your journey, all-important rest areas are available.

Drop-In Drawing | 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 9:30 – 11 a.m.; on-site only
• Learn to draw or sharpen your techniques in this newly offered drawing class.
Utilizing different works of art and gallery spaces, each session serves as inspiration for your creativity. Explore a range of drawing styles, techniques, and terms including gesture drawing, contour, shading, perspective, chiaroscuro, and more. Materials are included and personal sketchbooks are welcome, but pencils only when in the galleries.

Chair and Wheelchair Yoga | 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 9:30 – 10:10 a.m.; on-site as well as access to online recordings
• This popular online class has moved on-site! Surround yourself with art as you stretch your body and mind in this gentle yoga class. Begin each session by delving into a work of art from the collection. Then, follow your instructor through movement inspired by the work of art. Learn seated gentle exercises, standing poses that use the chair for balance and support, and breathing and relaxation techniques. This class is accessible to participants of all levels and abilities, and various modifications will be offered. One day a week not enough? Mindful Museum includes unlimited access to past and future recordings of Chair Yoga and Wheelchair Yoga sessions online.

Crash Course Art History Classes | Dates vary by month, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; on- site as well as access to online recordings
• Carnegie Museum of Art’s wide-ranging collection serves as the cornerstone for topics that cross time periods, art movements, artists, cultures, styles, materials, and meaning. Look back at some of the most thought-changing art moments and discover the art of today as it leads us to the future. Explore avant-garde Impressionism, artful photographs, Japanese prints, and the art and artists of today in the upcoming 58th Carnegie International, opening on September 24, 2022! Special Mindful Museum tours are included. Your package also includes unlimited access to past and future recordings of Crash Course.

The Bank: Access to online recordings | Available any time
• Your package includes unlimited access to the repository of past and future recordings of Crash Course, Meditation Classes, Chair Yoga Classes, and other special programs.

The Mindful Museum one-time registration fee is as follows:
• $50 for members of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
• $80 for non-members: learn more about membership at Carnegie Museums
of Pittsburgh at: Membership – Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
• Scholarships are available
• For more information and to register, please visit or contact the
Program Registration Office at 412.622.3288 or

WHEN: Wednesdays, May 4 – December 28, 2022
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Drop in and out as you like!
Café Carnegie is open early from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. for Mindful Museum participants

WHERE: Carnegie Museum of Art: 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

WHO: Mindful Museum is for visitors over age 55
For press inquiries, contact: Elle Moody, Sutton; 212.202.3402,

Accessibility at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History welcome 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. To request special disability accommodations for our programs, please contact 412.622.3288 or Please contact the museums at least two weeks in advance of visiting or participating in special tours, classes/camps, and other activities. Guests should contact Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s Accessibility Coordinator with concerns regarding accessibility for visitors with disabilities at the museums. Call 412.622.6578 during weekday hours, or email

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. To prevent the spread of COVID- 19 in areas with high transmission, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly recommends that every person—vaccinated and unvaccinated—wear a mask when inside public spaces. For that reason, all visitors aged 2 and above are required to wear masks while inside our museums, and our staff members and volunteers will be wearing masks, too. 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. To learn more, please call 412.622.3131 or visit