Maira Kalman Book Signing

CMOA Store

Free, museum admission not required


Beloved DogWhat Pete AteFireboatThe Principles of Uncertainty, The Elements of Style... bring your favorite Maira Kalman book or purchase select titles from the CMOA Store for a free signing with the renowned author and illustrator.

Carnegie Museum of Art welcomes the Carnegie Int’l, 57th ed., 2018 Travelogue writer for Standing & Book Signing, part of the International's Tam O'Shanter drawing series. Plan to participate in a special drawing activity while waiting in line to have your book signed!

Kalman is the author and/or illustrator of 25 books for adults and children, and is a contributor to The New Yorker magazine and The New York Times. She is co-creating a full length ballet, The Principles of Uncertainty, with the choreographer John Heginbotham, which will be performed at BAM in September 2017. Her exhibit called Sara Berman’s Closet, a collaboration with her son Alex Kalman, is installed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York until September 5, 2017. She is represented by the Julie Saul Gallery in NYC and is the owner of a pair of Toscanini’s pants.

Tam O’Shanter Drawing Sessions

Tam o’shanter hat drawing

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.

Named after the original art classes for young people that Carnegie Museum of Art has been holding since 1929; the tam o’shanter, or tam, is a Scottish beret—oft adorned by a pompom.