A colorful pattern of repeating geometric shapes; nestled among these shapes is a small picture of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Detail of Ruth Root, digital fabric design for Untitled, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York.

Third Thursday: Step and Repeat

Carnegie Museum of Art

Adults: $10 (Members: $8, Students: $5)


With a jolt of color and geometry, Ruth Root’s eccentric paintings dazzle with their play of pattern. Help us celebrate the opening of this exhibition!

Make – It’s a pattern party! Screen print unique patterns onto bandanas. Wear your creation throughout the evening and take it home to continue the party. Guests will also work collaboratively with artist and DJ Mary Tremonte to create a series of banners using screen-printed fabric.

Dance – Move to the beats of DJ Mary Mack (Mary Tremonte) and DJ Freeter (Ginger Brooks Takahashi) under and around the banners and patterns you create.

Snap – Become part of a Ruth Root pattern with the help of a TapSnap photo booth.

Explore – Step through the museum with the help of artist Ruth Root’s gallery guide. Discover new things and finish the guide for a prize.

Pioneer – Be the first to see Ruth Root’s wonderful world of painting in our Forum gallery. Seriously, no one will see this exhibition before you.

Transform – Transform your understanding of our collection through costume designs inspired by Thomas Anshutz's Steamboat on the Ohio, created by students from Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama.

Buy tickets early! Prices go up at the door:

  • Adults: $15
  • Members: $10
  • Students: $10

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About Mary Tremonte

Mary Tremonte is an artist, educator, and DJ based in Pittsburgh, PA. She is a member of Justseeds Artists' Cooperative, a decentralized group of 29 artists creating prints and graphics in support of movements for social and environmental justice. As DJ Mary Mack, she strives to make safe(r) spaces on dance floors for embodying a body politic with pleasure. With Justseeds and independently, Mary has exhibited, presented lectures and workshops, and performed in Toronto, Pittsburgh, throughout the United States, and internationally.

Formerly the youth programs coordinator at The Andy Warhol Museum, she values art education as a means of youth empowerment and social change. Mary is currently an artist-in-residence at Literacy Pittsburgh through the Pittsburgh Office of Public Art’s Residency in the Public Realm, an initiative to build connections for refugees and immigrants in Pittsburgh through collaborative creative projects. She holds a Bachelors of Humanities and Arts from Carnegie Mellon University (2000) and an Interdisciplinary MFA from OCAD University (2014).

Third Thursday is Later, Louder, and Adults Only

Third Thursday brings together the hottest local talent to create surprising one-of-a-kind experiences. Turn up the volume with a cash bar, live music, and performances along with late-night access to the museum galleries.


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