Calendar of Events


Group of adults on a guided tour of the museum galleries

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!

Young kids enjoy making crafts

Carnegie Museum of Art's Saturday art classes nurture creative thinking, thoughtful observation, and perseverance towards achieving goals.

Image of Braddock Carnegie Library and man wearing an Oiticica Parangoles

The Pittsburgh Samba Group and Timbeleza bring the lively dance and sounds of Brazil to Braddock for a family-friendly, multi-sensory experience! Hélio Oiticica’s "Parangolés" inspire art making, dancing, and fun!

People Participate in a Carnegie Museum of Art Tam O'Shanter Mark Making Workshop

These creative sessions are for those who draw and for those who don’t. Explore contemporary art through improvised forms of drawing with artists and organizers of the 2018 Carnegie International. Sketching, doodling, cartooning, mapping, writing, and marking are among the many modes that will bring us together.

Exotic dress with extended smoke-like frills

This afterschool event invites educators and administrators to come together for a night of learning and conversation. The evening will highlight the upcoming exhibition Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion.

Photos of food prepared by Chef Ana Luiza Trajano of Brazil

CMOA’s FEAST series celebrates art through culinary adventures. Incredible menus are paired with exhibitions at the museum, taking cues from the work on view for a completely unique, one-night-only immersive cultural experience.

Man looks at New York City Skyline

This scholarly symposium has been organized by Jennifer Josten, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, and Katherine Brodbeck, Associate Curator, Carnegie Museum of Art, to complement two concurrent exhibitions: Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium, on view at Carnegie Museum of Art from October 1, 2016–January 2, 2017, and Paradoxes of Play, organized by Pitt's Museum Studies Exhibition Seminar, which will be on view at the University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, from November 4–December 9, 2016.

Children on a tour at CMOA view work in the contemporary galleries

Build your understanding of architecture as you consider what it takes to make a great social space. Concerts? Soccer? From porches to piazzas, explore public spaces on foot around the museum and in the galleries. Get inspired by creative spaces in Building Optimism: Public Space in South America. Construct an architectural model and work in groups to create a collaborative design.

Young kids enjoy making crafts

Walk into some room-sized installation art and imagine your own 3-D world. Get inspired by installations that include tents, parrots, and sand in Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium. Team up with classmates on large-scale installations that fill the studio

Children on a tour at CMOA view work in the contemporary galleries

Get inspired by video and performance art in addition to paintings and sculptures as you collaborate with your classmates to create, direct, and video-record live performances. Large-scale environments and samba-inspired wearable art by Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica will spark your ideas for props and settings. Videos will be compiled on a DVD and mailed 3-4 weeks later.

People with an Oiticica Parangolé flag

Explore the politically charged and artistically imaginative climate of Brazil from mid-century through the early 80s.

Film still: Within Formal Cities, 2016, Courtesy of Brian Gaudio

Join us for a screening of Within Formal Cities, a new documentary film that takes viewers deep into the urban fabric of five South American cities.

People with an Oiticica Parangolé flag

CMOA and MCG Jazz bring together Brazilian musicians and composers for an evening shifting between the electrifying music and the fascinating stories tying together the art, music, and politics of Hélio Oiticica’s Brazil.

People with an Oiticica Parangolé flag

Explore the politically charged and artistically imaginative climate of Brazil from mid-century through the early 80s.

Two boys sitting on the gallery floor

Ages 3–4. Have creative fun with the pre-schooler in your life! Explore the art museum with a fun-filled adventure looking at and learning to make art.

Third Thursday event header featuring a pole and a logo

It's a Third Thursday for the rest of us! Celebrate Festivus, the fictional holiday made famous in the classic Seinfeld episode "The Strike."