Join us for new and returning traditions for all ages
WHAT: Come one, come all and warm up this winter at Carnegie Museum of Art! The museum kicks off seasonal programming on November 19 with a bustling calendar of festive, friendly activities and events for all ages alongside treasured exhibitions! Enjoy programming such as Sounds for the Season live musical performances, Winter Heat party, and annual exhibitions, the Neapolitan presepio and Carnegie Trees.
Additionally, experience the 58th Carnegie International, which runs through April 2, 2023. The Carnegie International is the longest-running North American exhibition of contemporary art, and the 58th iteration features over 100 artists from 40 territories.
Registration for events and programs is open.
Visit cmoa.org/welcome-this-winter to learn more!
Sounds for the Season Live Musical Performances
Delight in the sounds of the season in the Hall of Architecture among the Carnegie Trees with live musical performances by friends of Carnegie Museum of Art! Gather together for one or all of the performances and enjoy a range of music celebrating all that the season exudes. Performers include C Street Brass, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and more!
Live musical performances will take place on Saturdays at 2 p.m.
December 3 & December 17, 2022, and January 7 & January 21, 2023
No registration is required, free with museum admission.
Learn more at cmoa.org/event/sounds-for-the-season
Winter Heat Party
Escape the cold and warm up inside at Carnegie Museum of Art’s Winter Heat party with special guest DJ Arie Cole! Locals may know DJ Arie from Pittsburgh’s iconic Slappers N Bangers trap parties, and he is bringing that heat plus more to this winter celebration. Toss off that winter jacket and don your festive ensembles for drinks, an iconic Pittsburgh Cookie Table, and dancing from 8 p.m. until midnight.
Winter Heat will take place on Friday, December 9 from 8 p.m. until midnight.
Winter Heat is recommended for those 21 and up.
$15 per ticket; if purchased after November 25, 2022, $25 per ticket.
Party admission and cookies are included with registration per person; cash bar available at event.
Register at cmoa.org/event/winter-heat/
Art Chats: Neapolitan Presepio
Since 1957, Carnegie Museum of Art 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 life in Naples. Handmade by artists in the Royal Court of Naples between 1700 and 1830, the presepio includes superbly modeled humans, animals, angelic figures, and architectural elements.
This season encounter the Neapolitan presepio in Carnegie Museum of Art’s Scaife galleries. The cherished fixture will be exhibited in proximity to paintings and sculptures in the collection, contextualizing the artwork. Sharing a gallery with Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces such as The Nativity and The King and the Shepherd (1888) by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, visitors will be able to enjoy and reflect on the presepio in an inspiring and new context.
Drop in and meet a docent for an Art Chat tour of the presepio and experience the nativity through the eyes of Neapolitan artisans and collectors.
Learn more about the presepio, which will be on view from November 19 until January 8, 2023, at cmoa.org/exhibition/neapolitan-presepio-2022
Art Chats are on a drop-in basis and will take place from November 19, 2022, until January 8, 2023, free with museum admission. Thursday: 6–7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 10:30 a.m.–noon; and Sunday: 1–2:30 p.m.
The annual installation of the Carnegie Trees is considered by many the start of the holiday season. This year, see the Hall of Architecture filled with towering Fraser Fir trees, each lit to perfection and trimmed with festive baubles, gingerbread, glistening snow, and more!
Since 1961, the annual installation and decoration of the Carnegie Trees has been the signature event of the Women’s Committee of Carnegie Museum of Art. Each year, the trees are decorated with ornaments handmade by the committee, celebrating a different theme ranging from Great Cities of History to Beloved Children’s Book Characters. The theme for 2022 is Holiday Splendor.
On view from November 19, 2022, until January 8, 2023.
Learn more at cmoa.org/exhibition/carnegie-trees-2022
Holiday Shopping at Carnegie Museum of Art Store and Custom Prints Store
Both in-person and online, the Carnegie Museum of Art Store and Custom Prints Store offer must-have gifts for the art lovers in your life! From the stately Carnegie Museum of Art Collection Handbook to 58th Carnegie International exclusive merchandise to stunning framed custom prints from the museum’s collection, give the gift of art while shopping local and supporting the museum’s artistic program. Be sure to take advantage of seasonal promotions, too!
About the Carnegie Museum of Art’s Collection Handbook
Published on the occasion of the museum’s 125th anniversary, Carnegie Museum of Art’s Collection Handbook features images of more than 200 works from our collection. Essays by museum staff, past and present, reveal the stories behind the works’ creation and acquisition. The Collection Handbook is now available for purchase here.
About 58th Carnegie International Exhibition Merchandise
Commemorate the 58th Carnegie International with exclusive exhibition merchandise! Visit the Carnegie Museum of Art Store for two limited edition sweatshirts—one designed by artist Tony Cokes and one by Berlin-based group terra0, a one-of-a-kind tote bag, and more! Be sure to also check out the 58th Carnegie International Exhibition Catalogue, featuring essays, artist interviews, and hundreds of color artworks. All items are available for purchase here.
About Carnegie Museum of Art Custom Prints
Order archival quality prints of artworks in our collection in your choice of size, on paper or stretched canvas, framed or unframed. The high standard of reproduction is the result of direct collaboration between museum staff and expert printers with each print being made to order according to your specifications. prints.cmoa.org
Spread holiday cheer with these special seasonal holiday promotions!
• Custom Prints Sale | November 15–30
o Shop in-store at 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213; 412-622-3216; admission to the museum is not required to shop and online at prints.cmoa.org
o 10% off all paper prints and 20% off all framed prints and canvas
• Carnegie Museum of Art Store Holiday Promotion | November 27 & 28
o Shop in-store at 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213; 412-622-3216; admission to the museum is not required to shop and online at: stores.carnegiemuseums.org/carnegie-museum-of-art
o 15% off regular price items
WHEN: November 19, 2022, through January 8, 2023
WHERE: Timed Tickets: cmoa.org/visit
Carnegie Museum of Art Store: stores.carnegiemuseums.org/carnegie-museum-of-art
Carnegie Museum of Art Custom Prints Store: prints.cmoa.org
Museum Hours: 10 am–5 pm ET: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through Sundays
10 am–8:00 pm ET: Thursdays
Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day, closing early at 3 p.m. ET on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve
CONTACT: For press inquiries, contact: Elle Moody, Sutton; 212.202.3402, Elle@suttoncomms.com
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 CMOA.org.
Holiday programming at Carnegie Museum of Art is made possible by Nemacolin.