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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** CARNEGIE MUSEUMS OF ART AND NATURAL HISTORY ANNOUNCE 2021 SUMMER CAMPS

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

CARNEGIE MUSEUMS OF ART AND NATURAL HISTORY ANNOUNCE 2021 SUMMER CAMPS

Public registration for in-person summer camps now open

A young girl makes art using popsicle sticks.

WHAT:
Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History are thrilled to announce the return of summer camps for the 2021 season! Where else can kids mask up and wander among real dinosaurs, be encouraged to make a mess, paint with artists, or conduct their own scientific experiments? From throwing a clay pot to identifying specimens from the natural world, Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History offer a range of in-person activities for creative kids and nature lovers alike in a safe environment. More information about specific camp themes and dates is available at camps.artandnaturalhistory.org.

The health and safety of campers, staff, and visitors is Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History’s highest priority. The museums are taking a variety of health and safety measures, including mandatory mask wearing and social distancing. Please review our Frequently Asked Questions and COVID-19 safety measures for more information.

WHEN:
Camps run June 7 through August 20, 2021, Monday-Friday. Morning sign-in runs from 8:45-9:15 am ET and afternoon sign-out is at 3:00 pm ET.

Full-day camps are available for campers ages 6–13 at both museums, and campers who are high school students can find camps at Carnegie Museum of Art.

Scholarship applications are available. Families who meet specific income requirements can qualify for a reduced price, making full-day camps $50/week. To learn more about scholarship applications, visit our scholarship page.

WHERE:
Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History camps (ages 6-18) are located at: 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213; 412-622-3131

Powdermill camp (ages 6-12) is located at Powdermill Nature Reserve: 1795 Route 381, Rector, PA 15677; 724-593-6105

For an additional fee, pre- and post-camp care are available for all enrolled Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History campers.

Registration: camps.artandnaturalhistory.org

WHO:
For registration inquiries, contact: programregistration@carnegiemuseums.org
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 Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History’s highest priority. The museums are following CDC recommended safety protocols with updated health and safety procedures. This includes 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.

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 programregistration@carnegiemuseums.org. 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 accessibility@carnegiemuseums.org.

Carnegie Museum of Art Presents Rokni Haerizadeh’s Reign of Winter as Next Installment of its Online Exhibition Series

Carnegie Museum of Art Presents Rokni Haerizadeh’s Reign of Winter as Next Installment of its Online Exhibition Series

The film debuted in the United States at the 56th Carnegie International and is part of the museum’s permanent collection

A headless bride and groom walk hand in hand as a snow falls.

Rokni Haerizadeh, Reign of Winter (detail of film still), 2012-2013, Carnegie Museum of Art, The Henry L. Hillman Fund, © Rokni Haerizadeh. By permission.

Pittsburgh, PA. February 17, 2021 – Today, Carnegie Museum of Art presents Reign of Winter (2012- 2013), an animated video work by Iranian artist Rokni Haerizadeh, as the next installment of its online exhibition series. Haerizadeh’s film is accessible to audiences worldwide now through May 16, 2021 on cmoa.org.

The seven-minute silent video Reign of Winter uses rotoscope animation to transform thousands of still images taken from the televised 2011 British royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton into a fantastical moving dreamscape. Haerizadeh hand-painted footage of the nuptials frame-by-frame, altering one of the most highly televised events in recent history through surreal backdrops, textural detailing, and anthropomorphizing the wedding party into wild creatures.

“In this moment marked by the pandemic, intersecting social justice movements, and distrust of mainstream media, Reign of Winter reframes our understanding of power and celebrity, and how the press creates and perpetuates narratives related to both,” says Kiki Teshome, Carnegie Museum of Art’s Margaret Powell Curatorial Fellow and exhibition curator. “Through the tedious rotoscope process, Haerizadeh creates a surrealist world that is simultaneously whimsical and critical of our societal structures at large.”

Through rotoscope animation, Haerizadeh’s works create an entirely new medium, which he calls moving paintings. “Traditional paintings are often seen as static objects, separate from the process and time spent creating them,” Haerizadeh notes. “To me, it is important to make the underlying element of time visible, almost as if the painting is unfolding before the viewer.”

Reign of Winter debuted in the United States at the 56th Carnegie International in 2013. This presentation also doubled as Haerizadeh’s first exhibition in the United States. Along with a collection of works on paper by the artist, Carnegie Museum of Art acquired Reign of Winter for its film and video collection following the conclusion of the International.

The presentation of Reign of Winter will be accompanied by a variety of online events and programs including Reign of Winter watch parties on March 25 from 7–8 p.m., April 22 from 12:00-1:00 p.m., and May 18 from 7–8 p.m. followed by group conversation and artmaking led by Teshome. Unless otherwise noted, Carnegie Museum of Art events are pay what you wish with registration and all times are Eastern. More details can be found on cmoa.org.

Rokni Haerizadeh: Reign of Winter is organized by Kiki Teshome, Carnegie Museum of Art’s Margaret Powell Curatorial Fellow. The exhibition is on view and accessible to all, free of charge, on cmoa.org.

Online Exhibition Series
Carnegie Museum of Art’s online exhibition series draws from the museum’s vast film and video collection and is an extension of the museum’s curatorial program in the digital sphere. The online exhibition series offers a new channel for local and global audiences alike to experience time-based works previously only accessible in-person. With this initiative, Carnegie Museum of Art 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.

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.

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.

Three New Senior Leadership Hires Join Carnegie Museum of Art, Including Deputy Director

Three New Senior Leadership Hires Join Carnegie Museum of Art, Including Deputy Director

Pittsburgh, PA—Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) announced today three new senior leadership hires. The museum named Ronald Lee Newman as Deputy Director; Dana Bishop-Root as Director of Education and Public Programs; and Aryn Beitz in the role of Director of Design and Publishing.

“I am delighted to welcome Ronald, Dana, and Aryn to our senior leadership team,” said Eric Crosby, the museum’s Henry J. Heinz II Director. “Since I began as Director in March 2020, I have been committed to building a collaborative and inclusive senior leadership team that reflects exemplary experience and diverse backgrounds and points of view. As Carnegie Museum of Art embarks on its next chapter of change and growth, I am confident that Ronald, Dana, and Aryn, along with our colleagues across the entire museum team, will discover innovative ways to realize our mission and serve our audiences through new programs, practices, and partnerships.”

As CMOA’s new Deputy Director, Ronald Lee Newman will maintain the museum’s day-to-day business operations to advance its strategic goals. He will partner closely with museum leadership on organizational initiatives, strategic planning, and policy decisions, and contribute leadership for institutional partnerships by guiding the implementation of programs that broaden the museum’s reach, increase its audience, and advance its reputation. Newman comes to CMOA from the August Wilson Society in Washington, D.C., where he served as a board member and interim Communications Director. Beforehand, he spent time in Pittsburgh as the Managing Director of the August Wilson African American Cultural Center. Newman managed the Center’s daily operations, advanced institutional relationships, and oversaw facilities, production management, patron services, and the development of organizational structure procedures. Prior to this role, Newman worked at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. for over a decade as Director of Operations and Collaborative Programming. During his tenure, he oversaw operations of the school. He also managed audience and patron services, safety and security, licensing and events, and contracted production and operations staff. Notably, he served as the Project Director for the modernization and expansion of the Duke Ellington School; is the founder and former Chair of the school’s Technical Design and Production Department; and a founding member of the school’s Alumni Association.

Dana Bishop-Root will serve as CMOA’s new Director of Education and Public Programs, in which she will expand the museum’s capacity as a public resource for the region. Through cross disciplinary partnerships, she will lead efforts to create, implement, and evaluate a wide range of innovative educational programs, activities, and artist projects that connect a multiplicity of visitors to art, ideas, and one another. Bishop-Root will also be integral to advancing CMOA’s commitment to expand diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion both internally and externally. She joins CMOA from the Braddock Carnegie Library Association (BCLA), where she most recently served as Associate Director. During her tenure, Bishop-Root’s leadership spanned efforts across arts education, community engagement, and strategic planning and partnerships. Prior to BCLA, Bishop-Root spent time in New York City as Program Manager for Publicolor, where she developed and implemented creative learning job training curriculum for middle and high school youth. Throughout her career, Bishop-Root has served and continues to serve as an organizational facilitator with a focus on social justice. She also collaboratively teaches Carnegie Mellon University’s M.F.A Contextual Practice Seminar and leads a series of dialogical public programs at the Miller ICA. Bishop-Root is a founding member of the Pittsburgh-based artist collectives Transformazium and General Sisters. Through place-based artistic practices, each collaboration grows and creates alongside local systems of communication, exchange, and resource
distribution. Transformazium participated in the 2013 Carnegie International through the Art Lending Collection at Braddock Carnegie Library.

In the new role of Director of Design and Publishing, Aryn Beitz will lead the reimagining of CMOA’s visual identity and oversee the museum’s publication initiatives, as well as the design and implementation of the Carnegie International. Additionally, she will continue to develop CMOA’s in-house design and editorial department, expanding the role of graphic design in the delivery of the museum’s artistic program. Beitz most recently held the post of Designer for The Shed in New York City, where she supported the organization’s interdisciplinary programming, while also assisting with the development and implementation of The Shed’s visual identity. Prior to The Shed, Beitz worked as an in-house designer at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, collaborating across all departments to conceptualize, develop, and design materials across various platforms. She spearheaded visual identity for the exhibition Siah Armajani: Follow This Line, including the accompanying show catalogue and associated graphics. While working as a Digital Content Producer at the global architecture firm Gensler, Beitz shaped strategy and policy around digital platforms; developed digital experiences; and researched, wrote, and edited for the firm’s publication. Beitz has also worked as a contributing writer for various design publications and online journals.

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.

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.

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

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*** CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART LAUNCHES FIRST-EVER PODCAST SERIES, MIRROR WITH A MEMORY

***MEDIA ADVISORY***
CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART LAUNCHES FIRST-EVER PODCAST SERIES, MIRROR WITH A MEMORY

Mirror with a Memory is hosted by renowned American artist Martine Syms

mirror with a memory book cover

WHAT:

Today, Carnegie Museum of Art announces the launch of its first-ever podcast, titled Mirror with a Memory, a six-part series hosted by renowned American artist Martine Syms. Mirror with a Memory investigates the intersection of photography, surveillance, and artificial intelligence (AI), expanding upon inquiries raised in the third iteration of CMOA’s Hillman Photography Initiative.

Each episode in the podcast series spotlights a different facet of the conversations surrounding AI and photography from biometrics and racial bias to the ways that we perceive the environment and international borders. The series features leading artists and thinkers in dialogue, including author and professor Simone Browne; filmmaker and scholar Manthia Diawara; artists Zach Blas, Sondra Perry, Lynn Hershman Leeson, American Artist, Stephanie Dinkins, and Stan Douglas; artist and academic Mimi Onuoha; leading AI researcher Kate Crawford; photographer Richard Misrach; technology writer Arthur Holland Michel; and Forensic Architecture founder Eyal Weizman. Unpacking the resounding impact of AI in our daily lives, the podcast also includes excerpts from audiovisual artworks such as Martha Rosler’s Vital Statistics of a Citizen, Simply Obtained (1977) and Sondra Perry’s IT’S IN THE GAME ’17 (2017). Running approximately 40 minutes, Mirror with a Memory podcast episodes are accessible to the public and available on cmoa.org.

The podcast accompanies the exhibition Trevor Paglen: Opposing Geometries, currently on view at Carnegie Museum of Art through March 14, 2021, plus the Mirror with a Memory publication.

LAUNCHING FEBRUARY 1 – EPISODE ONE: BIOMETRICS
Photography has been used as a tool to record our bodies from the creation of the first mugshots in the late 19th century to recent developments in facial recognition technology. In the first episode of Mirror with a Memory, Zach Blas and Manthia Diawara discuss what it means to leave it to machines to verify our identities.

LAUNCHING FEBRUARY 8 – EPISODE TWO: (IN)VISIBILITY
Episode two explores the benefits and disadvantages of going unseen by surveillance technologies. We examine notions of visibility and invisibility in the context of AI imaging systems with Simone Browne, Sondra Perry, and Mimi Onuoha.

LAUNCHING FEBRUARY 15 – EPISODE THREE: EVIDENCE
If we know that it is impossible for a photograph to be objective, then why do we rely so heavily on photography as evidence? Artists Lynn Hershman Leeson and American Artist respond to this question dissecting how AI complicates our relationship to pictures and the notion of visual “proof.”

LAUNCHING FEBRUARY 22 – EPISODE FOUR: STORYTELLING
In Episode four, we talk about the algorithmic potential of storytelling. Artists Stephanie Dinkins and Stan Douglas discuss how they use the language of photography, surveillance, and AI to narrate pasts and reimagine futures.

LAUNCHING MARCH 1 – EPISODE FIVE: LAND
What is the environmental impact of AI on our planet, and what colonial impulses does this technology enable? The series’ penultimate episode zooms out with leading AI researcher Kate Crawford, technology writer Arthur Holland Michel, and photographer Richard Misrach to look at how cameras are used to divide, extract, survey, and monitor landscapes.

LAUNCHING MARCH 8 – EPISODE SIX: POWER
Do we have the power to refuse mass surveillance? Mirror with a Memory’s final episode turns to Forensic Architecture founder Eyal Weizman, who explains how artists, activists, and researchers can use the tools of photography, surveillance, and AI to hold corporations, governments, and institutions accountable.

WHEN:
Episode one of Mirror with a Memory premieres today, February 1, 2021. Episode two will air on Monday, February 8, 2021.
Episode three will air on Monday, February 15, 2021.
Episode four will air on Monday, February 22, 2021.
Episode five will air on Monday, March 1, 2021. Episode six will air on Monday, March 8, 2021.

WHERE:
Free and streaming on CMOA’s website. Written transcripts accompany each podcast.
Mirror with a Memory is also available on all major streaming services and wherever you
get your podcasts.

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

About the Hillman Photography Initiative
The Hillman Photography Initiative connects Carnegie Museum of Art with audiences to exchange new ideas about photography. By collaborating with individuals in and beyond the museum, the Initiative provides opportunities to experience innovative photography onsite and online.

Support
Generous support for the Hillman Photography Initiative is provided by the William T. Hillman and the Henry L. Hillman Foundations. 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.

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 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.

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.