Calendar of Events


Row of 3 glass vessels, some short, some tall and narrow

Join Erica Friedman of Viterra glass for a special trunk show at CMOA Store! This Pittsburgh-born artist got early inspiration here at the Carnegie Museums, and is now Creative Director for this boutique art glass brand.

Collage of images from Carnegie Museum of Art Holidays

CMOA has everything you need for holiday cheer—and holiday shopping! Join us for festive fun at the CMOA Store all day long for music, art, movies, and more.

Free, daily drop-in tours are available with museum admission. Learn about the works in CMOA’s collection from our trained docents. Every tour is unique!

A smiling snowman holds how own head aloft

CMOA screens this new winter classic in our newly-upgraded theater! After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa, her sprightly sister Anna teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff to break the icy spell.


Join us in our newly upgraded CMOA Theater for a holiday favorite! Buddy was a baby who stowed away in Santa's toy bag and ended up at the North Pole. The elves raise him as one of their own, but when he begins to notice his differences to the other elves he goes to New York City to find his birth father in this sweet holiday comedy.

Collage of Artist Hélio Oiticica Works and Insects

Join us for a lively conversation about ideas that are common to both art and natural history. We will be venturing into the galleries in smaller groups to explore behind-the-scenes collections with specialists and to discover unexpected commonalities at the crossroads of art and science.

Crowd dancing in large marble hall

BOOM Concepts returns as a Third Thursday collaborator! Put on silent disco headphones and dance in the museum's Grand Staircase. Buy local art curated by BOOM, and participate in an artist engagement led by duo Magic Organs.

A Christmas Story screening collage with a boy eating mashed potatoes

Join us for a screening of the holiday classic “A Christmas Story” with special guest Ian Petrella, who played Randy Parker in the film. Ian will introduce the film and answer audience questions after the movie.