Blue glass horn, with blue record on the wall and a blue record album cover

Installation view. Josiah McElheny, John Corbett, and Jim Dempsey, Dusty Groove II: Space is a Diamond, 2018, Carnegie International. Photo: Bryan Conley

Tam O’Shanter Drawing Session: Cosmic Love Album Cover Design with Josiah McElheny, John Corbett, and Jim Dempsey

Museum of Art Lobby

$10 (Members: $8; Students: $8)


Tour Dusty Groove II: Space is a Diamond with the artists, followed by a brief discussion of the history of handmade record album covers. Then learn to make your own! All you have to do is create a unique design on paper and glue it onto a blank record cover. For an example of this technique, see Sun Ra’s Other Planes of There album cover in the exhibition.

As we work, we’ll listen to Cosmic Love by Joe McPhee, who will perform later that night with Claire Chase and Peter Evans at the Music Hall for a Sound Series concert.

All materials provided and no experience needed. Walk away with your own frameable, handmade 12" record album cover.

Josiah McElheny, John Corbett, and Jim Dempsey are participating artists of Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018.

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About 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 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.