A vibrant collection of images and shapes of many colors.

A detail of a Saturday Art Classes poster from the 1980s.

Third Thursday: Throwback

Carnegie Museum of Art

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


Grab a friend and celebrate nine decades of art-making at the museum. The Art Connection turns 90—and it still looks great!

Draw – Join artist Ashley Cecil (external link) for an hour-long drawing session that takes the Saturday classes back to their roots.

Create – Move through the galleries and create work at every turn, just like our Art Connection students!

Meet – Talk to current students who have work on display in the Hall of Sculpture.

Boogie – Mingle and dance to Title Town (external link) with friends old and new!

Buy tickets early to save:

  • Adults: $10 ($15 at door)
  • Members: $8 ($10 at door)
  • Students: $5 ($10 at door)

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Support Education Programming

Can’t make it to Third Thursday, but still want to support our education department? Donate here (external link) to support innovative arts education programming!

About Ashley Cecil

Artist Ashley Cecil specializes in paintings and sculptural works of flora and fauna that illustrate connections between the natural world and its human inhabitants. Her work includes collaborations close to home with several beloved Pittsburgh institutions, such as the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, as well as far-flung adventures to biological oases like the Amazonian rainforest. The aim of her work is to endear viewers to nature by making scientists’ understanding of it relatable to our everyday lives.

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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