Art


A classic Italian presepio, or nativity scene, made of dainty figurines sits in the grand Hall of Architecture on a table as part of a holiday display.

Dec 5 2019 Jan 6 2020

  • Exhibition
  • Hall of Architecture

Carnegie Trees and Neapolitan Presepio, 2019

Kick off the season with a visit to this popular holiday display, brought to you by the Carnegie Museum of Art Women’s Committee. This year, the Women’s Committee takes inspiration from favorite works in the collection for the trees’ decoration. See the Hall of Architecture filled with towering evergreens, each adorned with handcrafted ornaments from committee … Continued

A colorful mixed media artwork showing the inside of a building, two people walking down a pathway, and colorful banners on the ceiling.

Nov 23 2019 Mar 29 2020

  • Exhibition
  • The Heinz Architectural Center

Lina Bo Bardi Draws

Lina Bo Bardi Draws brings together nearly 100 drawings by one of the most inspirational twentieth century architects. Bo Bardi’s drawings reveal her broad view of design and architecture, accessible to everyone, in which she merges different artistic sensibilities that are fed by nature and everyday life.

A bowl filled with lemons sitting on a table

Nov 2 2019 Mar 15 2020

  • Exhibition
  • Gallery One

A Delight for the Senses: The Still Life

Once considered the lowliest of the painting genres, the still life has long been overshadowed in the history of art. A Delight for the Senses: The Still Life is a celebration of this humble genre, exploring nearly 250 years of the tradition from the Dutch 17th century to America’s Gilded Age.

Two people sit in a gallery, looking at a wall of ten colorful prints showing each numeral up to 10.

Oct 12 2019 Jan 20 2020

  • Exhibition
  • Heinz Galleries

An Art of Changes: Jasper Johns Prints, 1960–2018

Widely considered one of America’s most influential artists, Jasper Johns is an icon of the contemporary American canon. When his paintings of flags and targets debuted in 1958, they established him as a critical link between Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art.

A close up photo of two webbed feet from a sculpture of a frog.

Sep 20 2019 Jan 26 2020

  • Exhibition
  • Forum Gallery

Margaret Honda

The 82nd installment of CMOA’s Forum series debuts a new sculpture commission by Los Angeles–based artist Margaret Honda. This enigmatic sculpture—based on a frog-like form in Bramantino’sMadonna delle Torri (1520)—is meticulously rendered in lifelike detail, prompting us to ponder our relationship to art and the world we make.

A vibrant green pickle on a plain white plate
  • Exhibition
  • Scaife Galleries

A Pittsburgh Anthology

A Pittsburgh Anthology celebrates stories of creative life in Pittsburgh as prompted by Carnegie Museum of Art’s collections across time and media. This dedicated gallery explores these stories, relayed by a multitude of voices from inside and outside the museum. Each story will unfold on printed cards displayed near the artworks, which will be free for the taking and create an interactive experience as visitors move through the gallery.

A woman sits on top of an old-fashioned car; a smoky cityscape and hills are behind her
  • Exhibition
  • Lobby Gallery

Iconic: The Photographs of Charles “Teenie” Harris

This exhibition of photographs by Charles “Teenie” Harris celebrates some of the Hill District native’s most iconic images of Pittsburgh. Photographs from past exhibitions spanning a number of themes, topics, and histories—including Hair (2013), Civil Rights (2015) and Jazz from the Hill (2018)—will be featured in this installment.

Gallery view with a jagged bronze sculpture in foreground, and an artwork made of a ring of doors joined together in background

Jun 22 2018 Nov 21 2021

  • Exhibition
  • Scaife Galleries

Crossroads: Carnegie Museum of Art’s Collection, 1945 to Now

Crossroads mines our collection for stories that resonate today by highlighting the critical role of the artist in everyday life.

Close up of a man’s torso. His hand is positioned across his chest, and it holds a small red fish, a herring
  • Exhibition
  • Scaife Galleries

Created, Collected, Conserved: The Life Stories of Paintings

Every painting at CMOA has a story. Created, Collected, Conserved follows seven of our paintings over thousands of miles, showing how extensive research and new technology can uncover fascinating stories.