News Releases

Hillman Photography Initiative Announced

April 17, 2013

Supported by funding from the William T. Hillman Foundation, the Hillman Photography Initiative is a special project within the photography department of Carnegie Museum of Art. Favoring an approach that is experimental and open to new perspectives, the Initiative will be driven by the collaboration of five “agents,” consisting of Carnegie Museum of Art curator Tina Kukielski, who is also co-curator of the 2013 Carnegie International and four external agents: Marvin Heiferman, independent curator and writer, Alex Klein, program curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Illah Nourbakhsh, professor of robotics and director of the CREATE Lab, Carnegie Mellon University, and Arthur Ou, assistant professor of photography and director, BFA photography, Parsons The New School for Design.

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2013 Carnegie International Artists and Projects Announced

April 03, 2013

Pittsburgh, PA…Lynn Zelevansky, the Henry Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art, announced today the artists participating in the 2013 Carnegie International, which opens with a weekend of events and celebrations, October 4–6, 2013. Inaugurated in 1896, the International is the longest-running international survey of contemporary art at any museum.

The 2013 Carnegie International brings together 35 artists from 19 countries, including a series of large-scale commissions throughout the museum and beyond.

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A Playground for Carnegie Museum of Art

February 21, 2013

Pittsburgh, PA...Lynn Zelevansky, The Henry Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art, announced today the late April launch of a Lozziwurm play sculpture among the trees near the museum’s main entrance at Forbes Avenue and Craig Street. The Lozziwurm is a colorful, twisting, tubular play structure designed by Swiss artist Yvan Pestalozzi in 1972; this is the first US installation of a Lozziwurm and it will be open to the public. The Lozziwurm is one of several projects leading up to the 2013 Carnegie International, which opens October 5, 2013. It reflects the International’s explicit engagement with the city of Pittsburgh, the museum’s public, and conceptions of play.

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Launching in Beta: Carnegie Museum of Art to Open Two Interactive Exhibitions in February 2013 

January 31, 2013

As part of a larger institutional commitment to experimentation and increased interaction from the public, Carnegie Museum of Art will launch two exhibitions in February that rely on visitor participation. 20/20: Celebrating Two Decades of the Heinz Architectural Center and Oh Snap!: Your Take on Our Photographs will launch with a selection of works from the museum’s collections to encourage responses from visitors.  

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Japanese Prints and Ivories Tell a Story of Collecting at Carnegie Museum of Art

January 10, 2013

An exhibition of two rarely-seen Japanese collections from the early years of Carnegie Institute (now Museums of Art and Natural History) will capture the excitement and intrigue surrounding the museums' first encounters with these exquisite objects. Opening in Gallery One at Carnegie Museum of Art, "Japan Is the Key…": Collecting Prints and Ivories, 1900–1920 traces the development of these collections through the two larger-than-life men responsible for Carnegie Institute's ambitious exhibitions of Japanese art in the first decade of the 20th century.

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National Endowment for the Humanities Awards Grant to Carnegie Museum of Art

December 06, 2012

Carnegie Museum of Art announced today the award of a $300,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. When matched, the museum will use the funds to endow the position of archivist for the Teenie Harris Archive. The archvist will spearhead research and public access initiatives related to this important repository of African American culture.

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Inventing the Modern World Showcases Decorative Arts and Design Innovations from World’s Fairs

May 14, 2012

From their inception in 1851, the world’s fairs showcased, obsessed over, and enthralled the visiting public with the cutting edge of industry, production, new materials, and methods, for creating everything from tools to jewelry, furniture to textiles. In doing so, artists and manufacturers used breakthrough scientific innovations to create art objects that embodied the latest aesthetics and techniques. A major co-production of Carnegie Museum of Art and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 18511939 assembles more than 200 art objects from world’s fairs, remarkable not just for their common pedigree, but for what they represent: the height of both science and artistry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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