Kahlil Robert Irving, [ STREET & Stars | (Memories < > Matter) fair and FREEDOM ] Black ICE ], 2019, Collection of Alison & John Ferring

Making Art with Artists: May Day!

Hall of Sculpture

Free with museum admission


A May Day (International Workers’ Day) celebration will also accompany the exhibition Working Thought and provide a platform for discussion on art’s capacity to illuminate and reframe past and present conditions of economic inequality and labor.

On April 23, beginning at 10:30 a.m., join artists in the exhibition in partnership with community organizations and participate in artmaking workshops throughout the museum in preparation for May Day.

Mapping Mutuality with Kahlil Robert Irving

10:30 a.m.–noon

What are the places that hold personal and communal value in Pittsburgh? This workshop, led by artist Kahlil Robert Irving and different cultural practitioners in the region, will include conversation and art-making activities to explore and deepen our relationships to Pittsburgh's many organizations and social services. Together, participants will create a collective map of the city in which we live and work.

Location: Children's Studio

DIY Weaving with Margarita Cabrera

1–2 p.m.

Inspired by Margarita Cabrera's textile artworks, this workshop invites participants to learn the basics of weaving using do-it-yourself miniature cardboard looms! Experiment with patterns, shapes, colors, and textures in this fun and simple crafting activity, open to participants of all ages.

Location: Hall of Architecture

Work Relief with Aaron Spangler

2–3 p.m.

Inspired by Aaron Spangler’s basswood carving, this workshop invites participants of all ages to create a collective sculptural relief by wrapping black aluminum foil around various tools of work. Bring together myriad shapes of objects to create scenes, narratives, and messages about your relationship to work.

Location: Hall of Sculpture