Installation view, 2013 Carnegie International, showing works by Nicole Eisenman, photo: Bryan Conley

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.

Founded in 1896, the Carnegie International is one of the oldest and most prestigious surveys of contemporary art in the world. The 57th edition opens in the fall of 2018.

Tam O’Shanter Drawing Sessions

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 draw 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.

What Is Contemporary?
Follow the process leading up to the Carnegie International with curator Ingrid Schaffner, whose annual lecture brings the community along with her in a fast-paced journey. In 2016, Ingrid looked at past Internationals to chart a contemporary history of the exhibition since