Art


Multi-colored aluminum table with folded edges, red, white, and blue

Sep 26– Jun 1 2017

  • Exhibition
  • Charity Randall Gallery

Hot Metal Modern: Design in Pittsburgh and Beyond

A showcase of great design objects from around Pittsburgh, and the stories of innovation and industry behind them.

Exotic dress with extended smoke-like frills

Feb 4– May 1 2017

  • Exhibition
  • Heinz Galleries

Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion

Fashion designer Iris van Herpen (Dutch, b. 1984) combines precision and meticulous handcraft, inventive technological solutions, and a striking, futuristic aesthetic. Organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and Groninger Museum, The Netherlands, this exhibition gathers seven years of van Herpen’s original haute couture for her first North American tour.

Men playing jazz on stage

Dec 17– Jun 30 2017

  • Exhibition
  • Museum of Art Lobby

Teenie Harris Photographs: Erroll Garner and Jazz from the Hill

Pittsburgh was a hub for jazz in the 20th century during its golden age, and photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris seemed to capture every electrifying show.

Streetscape: row of apartment buildings along a sidewalk. The buildings have tilted exteriors and exposed structural beams underneath.

Mar 11– May 22 2017

  • Exhibition
  • The Heinz Architectural Center

Action, Ideas, Architecture: Arthur Lubetz/Front Studio

Art Lubetz’s designs are instantly recognizable. From the vibrant, tilted facade of the Glass Lofts residences to the sliced and stacked boxes of Sharpsburg Community Library, these are buildings born out of provocative ideas about how design can energize our environment.

Words Devil and Angel in red over black and white geometric forms

Mar 25– Oct 15 2017

  • Exhibition
  • Gallery One

Shaping a Modern Legacy: Karl and Jennifer Salatka Collect

This exhibition highlights signature works by such acclaimed modern and contemporary artists as Willem de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Jasper Johns, Anselm Kiefer, Roy Lichtenstein, Elizabeth Murray, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol.

Michael Williams, Truth About Painting 2  (detail), 2017, inkjet on canvas, Courtesy of the artist; CANADA, New York; Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels; and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich and New York © Michael Williams

Apr 21– Aug 27 2017

  • Exhibition
  • Forum Gallery

Michael Williams

CMOA presents a new group of canvasses and a selection of drawings for the artist’s first US museum solo exhibition. His dense compositions, which reveal a dark sense of humor about painting and everyday life, often begin as drawings on the computer screen before they are printed and painted.

White plaster sculpture of a featureless person sitting on a railing next to marble pillars, paintings in background

Fall 2018

  • Exhibition

Carnegie Int’l, 57th ed., 2018

The next Carnegie International takes place in 2018, but programming is already underway! Follow the process and meet the participants—artists, writers, designers, curators—in the exhibition that historically bridges Pittsburgh to the contemporary art world.

Wide view of a virtual landscape. Chunks of earth hover in the sky, as if lifted from the ground. There is a half-framed house full of debris on the left. Straight ahead, a tree grows out of one of the floating islands of rock and dirt.

Mar 16– Sep 4 2017

  • Exhibition
  • Hall of Architecture

Styles and Customs of the 2020s

In this Virtual Reality (VR) experience, artists invite us to consider how a re-imagined future can shed light on our present moment.