Group of young people smiling and looking at each other

Still from Jeremy Deller’s Everyone in the Place, 2018.

America Through Children’s Eyes: An Exhibition of Drawings Instigated by Jeremy Deller

Hall of Architecture

Free with admission


A Carnegie International Program

Explore America through drawings by Pittsburgh elementary school students. Instigated by Carnegie International artist Jeremy Deller, this pop-up exhibition caps a week of classroom visits and a drawing session at the museum.

“Making art is making history,” Deller told the students, who responded to a series of prompts from him to draw aspects of America as they see, imagine, or dream it to be. Held in the Hall of Music, the drawing session was a lively echo of CMOA's historic Tam O’Shanter Free Saturday Art Classes for Children. The work created in this drawing session will be on view as a miniature exhibition in the Hall of Architecture. The artists are 4th and 5th grade students at The Ellis School and Propel Pitcairn.

Join the artists and their families for a casual reception at 3 p.m. on February 23, following the U.S. premier of Deller's film Everybody in the Place at the CMOA Theater at 2 p.m.

About Jeremy Deller

One of Britain’s leading artists, Jeremy Deller is a Turner Prize winner who has worked extensively with people of all ages to create publicly scaled projects that reflect on politics, history, pop culture, and society at large. This is his second major project in Pittsburgh. In 2004, he led Carnegie Museum of Art in a collaboration with students at Taylor Allderdice High School to create a fusion of techno, house, and traditional marching band music.

This is a project of Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018.


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