Media Archive: 2020 Exhibitions

Carnegie Museum of Art Presents Diane Severin Nguyen’s Tyrant Star as Third Installment of its Online Exhibition Series

Carnegie Museum of Art Presents Diane Severin Nguyen’s Tyrant Star as Third Installment of its Online Exhibition Series

The museum also announces the acquisition of Tyrant Star for its permanent collection

A reflection of a person looking into a mirror, their face partly obscured by a colorful smear on the glass

Diane Severin Nguyen, Tyrant Star (detail of film still), 2019, Carnegie Museum of Art, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Rich Fund © Diane Severin Nguyen

Pittsburgh, PA—Today, Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) unveils Diane Severin Nguyen’s video work Tyrant Star (2019) as the third installment of its online exhibition series. The museum’s inaugural presentation of Tyrant Star corresponds with the museum’s acquisition of the artwork for its permanent collection. Now through February 14, 2021, audiences can experience Nguyen’s film on cmoa.org.

Tyrant Star is a 16-minute, single-channel video work set in and around Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Nguyen (b. 1990, American), created the piece while enrolled in Bard College’s MFA program and the film premiered at the 57th New York Film Festival in 2019.

“Our ever-evolving film and video collection showcases the diversity of artists pushing the boundaries of the medium,” Eric Crosby, the museum’s Henry J. Heinz II Director, says. “We are honored to share this striking new work by emerging artist Diane Severin Nguyen with visitors to cmoa.org. Not only does Nguyen have a keen understanding of the relationship between different sensory experiences, she also brings a unique perspective to the medium as one of the youngest artists represented in the collection.”

Tyrant Star’s unique structure guides viewers through three acts, beginning with intimate views from the edges of the metropolis accompanied by spoken poetry, transitioning to a young woman recording Simon & Garfunkel’s hit song The Sound of Silence, and concluding with footage of children at an orphanage on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City. Through the interplay of image and sound, Tyrant Star examines themes of disconnection and communication, which take on amplified meaning in our era of social distancing.

“I wanted to depict the simultaneous realities and timescales of life which can coexist under a single regime, and the impossibility of bridging these gaps through language,” Diane Severin Nguyen says. “The ‘star’ transmutes from symbol, to icon, to flesh; from authoritarian state star, to pop star, to the abjected bodies which suffer the star.”

“In its vivid depiction of everyday moments, Tyrant Star both highlights Nguyen’s background in photography and takes on additional resonance as we watch from home during the pandemic,” exhibition curator Hannah Turpin explains.

A digital extension of the museum’s curatorial program, CMOA’s online exhibition series is dedicated to sharing the museum’s robust film and video collection with audiences worldwide. Diane Severin Nguyen: Tyrant Star follows the presentation of Doug Aitken’s migration (empire) earlier this fall and Rachel Rose’s video work Lake Valley in May 2020.

A series of virtual programs will accompany CMOA’s presentation of Diane Severin Nguyen: Tyrant Star. This will include a conversation between the artist and exhibition curator Hannah Turpin on Wednesday, December 16th at 6:00 pm ET exploring Nguyen’s filmmaking practice and her background in photography. Led by teaching artist Joke Slagle, a trio of DIY family-friendly making activities will take inspiration from Tyrant Star over the course of the exhibition. Following the New Year, teen audiences will have the chance to join a multi-part virtual event with Nguyen. Unless otherwise noted, CMOA events are pay what you wish with registration. More details can be found on cmoa.org.

Diane Severin Nguyen: Tyrant Star is organized by Hannah Turpin, Curatorial Assistant for Modern & Contemporary Art and Photography at CMOA. The exhibition is on view and accessible to all, free of charge, on cmoa.org.

Online Exhibition Series
A first in the museum’s history, this series is dedicated to the museum’s film and video collection. This extension of the museum’s curatorial program into the digital sphere offers a new channel for local and global audiences to experience time-based works previously only accessible in-person. With this initiative, CMOA is revolutionizing how visitors can engage with its significant holdings at a time when many cultural institutions are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Support
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. Additional 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 CMOA’s highest priority. CMOA 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. 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.

For press inquiries, please contact: Elle Moody at Elle@suttoncomms.com.

***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.

Carnegie Museum of Art Announces Doug Aitken’s migration (empire) as Next Installment in Its Online Exhibition Series

Carnegie Museum of Art Announces Doug Aitken’s migration (empire) as Next Installment in Its Online Exhibition Series
On view on cmoa.org from August 19–November 15, 2020

On August 19, Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) will launch the second installment of its online exhibition series dedicated to the museum’s film and video collection, which began in May 2020 with Rachel Rose: Lake Valley. This extension of the museum’s curatorial program into the digital sphere offers a new channel for local and global audiences alike to experience time-based works previously only accessible in person.

This next iteration of the exhibition series will feature migration (empire) (2008), a twenty-four-minute video work by multidisciplinary artist Doug Aitken (American, b. 1968). The film was exhibited on the Museum of Art’s façade during Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International in 2008.

“We were thrilled with audiences’ reactions to and enjoyment of Rachel Rose: Lake Valley, which inaugurated a new platform for our artistic program,” says Eric Crosby, the museum’s Henry J. Heinz II Director. “Our online exhibitions allow us to expand access to our moving image collection and engage audiences in new and meaningful ways, no matter where they reside.”

In a series of vignettes, Aitken’s migration (empire) documents wild North American migratory animals relocated from their natural habitats to vacant motel rooms. Whether it is a beaver swimming in a bathtub or a deer scavenging for food in a mini fridge, the animals engage with the constructed environments according to their feral instincts. These interactions, accompanied by footage of the built-up landscape, further exacerbate the palpable tension between the natural environment and the mythologized idea of America.

“The work was filmed in roadside motel rooms across the United States, including those in and around Pittsburgh, symbolizing human mobility, progress, and westward expansion,” explains exhibition curator Ashley McNelis. “The transitory spaces are interchangeable and do not provide a clear sense of place. The viewer, transported into alien but recognizable surroundings, is subtly asked to reflect upon our own species’ infringement of the natural environment.”

“With migration I wanted to create a window into the modern landscape. I traveled across the country
filming inside different hotel rooms documenting the landscape that we have created. A landscape of
repetition. This landscape is a vast system of arteries, and veins, but what was there before? I wanted to
look at a deeper history, an ecological history, integrating animal species that existed long before the
modern world,” says Douk Aiken

Doug Aitken: migration (empire) is accompanied by free online family-friendly educational activities that explore the themes of the work. On October 6, 7–8 p.m., families are invited to join a CMOA teaching artist for a live online conversation introduced by Ashley McNelis. The exhibition will also be accompanied by a photo essay by Leah Frances for the museum’s award-winning online journal Storyboard.

Doug Aitken: migration (empire) is organized by curatorial assistant Ashley McNelis.

Support

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.

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.

Carnegie Museum of Art to Reopen and Welcome Visitors on June 29

Carnegie Museum of Art to Reopen and Welcome Visitors on June 29

Contact
Taia Pandolfi
Carnegie Museum of Art
pandolfit@cmoa.org
412.688.8690

Pittsburgh, PA—Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) has announced it will reopen to the public on June 29, 2020, after a period of closure that began March 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The museum is reopening with CDC recommended safety protocols and timed ticketing in place, along with a new 2020 exhibition calendar, to warmly welcome visitors, staff, and volunteers. The museum invites Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh members a couple days early, starting on June 26.

“I am elated to reopen our doors and welcome the entire community into our museum,” says Eric Crosby, the Henry J. Heinz II Director. “Since we temporarily closed, our team has been working diligently to create an environment that is safe and welcoming for our visitors, staff, and volunteers. We want each person visiting the art museum to feel comfortable and confident that they will have a positive and meaningful experience as they connect with their favorite artworks and CMOA friends.”

Health & Safety
To protect visitors, staff, and volunteers, the museum has updated its health and safety procedures. It will be limiting admissions to 25% of building capacity through required timed ticketing for all visitors; clearly marking foot-traffic patterns in high-traffic areas; enhancing cleaning protocols; modifying interactive areas; providing additional hand sanitizer stations; and installing plexiglass shields at visitor services desks. Visitors, staff, and volunteers over the age of two will be required to wear masks and encouraged to practice safe social distancing by keeping six feet apart (visitors may stay close to their own group but should stay six feet away from other groups and individuals). The museum is also designating special hours for those visitors who are at a higher risk for severe illness due to age (65+) or a medical condition on Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m.–noon.

Discounts—including college student, Access card, and active military—will be available for visitors on a walk-up basis; eligible visitors are asked not to purchase a timed ticket but to request a discount from a Visitor Services staff member upon arrival at the museum.

At the Museum
While at CMOA, visitors can enjoy two on-site exhibitions that have been extended, in addition to the museum’s vast permanent collection and In Sharp Focus: Charles “Teenie” Harris. The first exhibition, Counterpressures, which will extend through January 3, 2021, features ten Pittsburgh-area artists who examine the fraught relationship between humans and the environment. The second exhibition, An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain, the largest career-spanning survey of Vietnamese American photographer An-My Lê, will extend through January 18, 2021; earlier this year, this exhibition was described by acclaimed art critic Nancy Princenthal as “revelatory” in The New York Times.

Online
While CMOA is opening its doors, it will continue providing robust, inspiring online content and interactive programming for everyone who enjoys experiencing CMOA from home. Every three months, CMOA will continue sharing artworks as part of its new online exhibition series, which kicked off May 20 with Rachel Rose: Lake Valley. Every week, the museum will offer virtual programs and events, and every day, art-related content will be shared via the museum’s websiteemail, and InstagramTwitter, and Facebook feeds.

Upcoming Exhibitions
Trevor Paglen: Opposite Geometries
Various Galleries
September 4, 2020–March 14, 2021

The third iteration of the Hillman Photography Initiative (HPI), a CMOA project committed to exploring new ideas about photography, launches this year. The initiative will present an exhibition of work by artist Trevor Paglen, a publication, and an interdisciplinary podcast.

With the development and advancement of artificial intelligence (AI), there has been a radical change in the way that surveillance systems capture, categorize, and synthesize photographs. Mirror with a Memory explores the many ways artists probe the intersections of photography, surveillance, and AI—their past, present, and future—to underscore concerns about implicit bias, right to privacy, and police monitoring embedded in corporate, military, and law enforcement applications.

The exhibition will include a new site-specific commission as well as a sculpture that doubles as a WiFi hotspot and photographs that reveal how AI analyzes and labels photographs of people and places. These works will be placed in three areas within the museum, inviting visitors to encounter Paglen’s insightful perspective in different contexts.

Trevor Paglen: Opposite Geometries is organized by Dan Leers, curator of photography, with Taylor Fisch, project curatorial assistant.

Locally Sourced
Charity Randall Gallery
November 20, 2020–March 27, 2022

Pittsburgh has a long tradition of artisans and industry. Today it is home to a growing cohort of independent designers and makers working in traditional media such as clay, glass, metal, fiber, wood, and paper, and with emergent materials and technologies. Locally Sourced: Contemporary Pittsburgh Products highlights new work by some of the region’s most talented artists and makers of functional goods and furnishings.

These are the producers who are creating opportunities—developing their craft into a business. These are the innovators who are reinventing traditional handwork processes and manufacturing technologies to transform raw and reclaimed materials into products that have utility, durability, and good design. These are the locally sourced.

Locally Sourced is organized by Alyssa Velazquez, curatorial assistant for Decorative Arts & Design.

Carnegie Museum of Art Launches New Exhibition Series Dedicated to the Museum’s Film & Video Collection with Rachel Rose: Lake Valley on May 20

Carnegie Museum of Art Launches New Exhibition Series Dedicated to the Museum’s Film & Video Collection with Rachel Rose: Lake Valley on May 20

Pittsburgh, PA—For the first time in its history, Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) launches a new, online exhibition series dedicated to the museum’s film and video collection. This extension of the museum’s curatorial program into the digital sphere offers a new channel for local and global audiences to experience time-based works previously only accessible in person. With this initiative, CMOA is revolutionizing how visitors can engage with its significant holdings at a time when most cultural institutions are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“We are all looking for opportunities to be inspired and find solace and comfort during this challenging time,” says Eric Crosby, the museum’s Henry J. Heinz II Director. “In order to serve our visitors in new ways that are meaningful to them, we must fundamentally rethink the traditional museum experience. Regardless of whether our doors are open or closed, there should be countless opportunities for our digital audiences to experience and interpret art.”

A lushly illustrated landscape with a sulking animal in the foreground

Rachel Rose, Still from Lake Valley, 2016, Carnegie Museum of Art. Courtesy the artist. © Rachel Rose

The new exhibition series debuts on May 20 with Lake Valley, an eight-minute video work by Rachel Rose (American, b. 1986) lauded for its inclusion in the Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018, and the 2017 Venice Biennale. With this visually rich, animated video, Rose mines themes and imagery from 19th- and 20th-century children’s literature to create a dream-like story about loneliness, imagination, and longing for personal connection. Debuting online while the museum’s doors remain closed due to COVID-19, this timely digital presentation brings the comfort and inspiration of art directly into the homes of museum visitors.

“I’m happy and honored to have Lake Valley shown as the inaugural video work in this new series presented by Carnegie Museum of Art, and I’m looking forward to seeing other works I might not have otherwise been able to see,” said Rachel Rose.

Rachel Rose: Lake Valley is accompanied by family-friendly educational activities that explore the themes of the work and invite close looking. On July 15, families will be invited to join a free online drawing session inspired by Rose’s process. On August 5, Rose will be joined by Crosby for a free online discussion about her work, its themes, and the way her creative process has shifted while sheltering in place. The exhibition will conclude with a commissioned essay in the museum’s award-winning online journal, Storyboard, before closing on August 16, 2020.

Future iterations of the series will draw from the museum’s historically significant film and video collection, which is comprised of nearly 1,000 works. The Department of Film and Video was among the first of its kind when it opened in 1970 as a three-year venture led by Sally Dixon, eventually growing into a full-fledged department that garnered national and international attention. In its first twenty years, the department worked with more than 150 artists including Stan Brakhage, Robert Breer, Joan Jonas, Carolee Schneemann, Hollis Frampton, Roger Jacoby, Bruce Conner, Freude Bartlett, and Yvonne Rainer. The Department of Film and Video was incorporated into the museum’s department of modern and contemporary art in 2003.

Support

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.

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.