The facade of a large building, covered in textured materials and mirrors that reflect the sky.

El Anatsui, Three Angles, 2018. Photo: Bryan Conley

Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018

Presenting work by 32 artists and artist collectives, the exhibition invites visitors to explore what it means to be “international” at this moment in time, and to experience museum joy. The pleasure of being with art and other people inspired the composition of this International—a series of encounters with contemporary art inside the world of Carnegie Museum of Art.

Participating Artists

The 57th Carnegie International presents work by 32 artists and collectives, and one independent exhibition maker. Visit the Carnegie International website to browse the full list, and learn more.

Cinematheque and FEAST

Chef Cook sauteeing greens in a pan
Chef Keyla Nogueira Cook prepares food tied to memories of her childhood in Brazil

The International’s Cinematheque series presents four Saturdays of film screenings, each unraveling one of the exhibition’s interpretive threads. We start with a matinee program appropriate for kids and families. An evening program for adults is followed by FEAST by a local chef.

Tam O’Shanter Drawing Sessions

Three women walking down a sidewalk sketching
Tam O’Shanter Drawing Session with artist Mimi Cherono Ng’ok (center)

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 2018 Carnegie International. Register for upcoming Tam O’Shanter Drawing Sessions.

Buy a Ticket

Your ticket covers both Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History. The Carnegie International is free with admission!

Artist Lecture Series

A lushly illustrated landscape with a sulking animal in the foreground
Still from Lake Valley (detail), 2016. HD video, 8:25. Courtesy of Pilar Corrias Gallery, London and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/Rome.

The International teams up with our neighbor, Carnegie Mellon University, to present an Artist Lecture Series. Throughout the exhibition, International artists will give public talks at CMU about their ideas and processes.


Drawing of people seated around a table, text reads "Here is a cup of coffee and a conversation about art under a tree. Which is a salvation in its way.
Maira Kalman illustrated the travels of curator Ingrid Schaffner, with fellow colleague Ruba Katrib for Ingrid and Ruba, part of our Travelogue series.

International curator Ingrid Schaffner embarked upon five trips, each with a different companion, for research and preparation. These trips are fodder for five essayists, who did not travel along, to create new work. The Travelogue Series of essays opens the process. Collectively, Schaffner and individual companions traversed Morocco, Senegal, Nigeria, Romania, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, India, Trinidad, Barbados, Martinique, Haiti, the Bahamas, the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam.


Support generously provided by:

Keystone Members of the Carnegie International

Ritchie Battle, Sheila and Milton Fine, Cindy and Murry S. Gerber, Henry L. Hillman†, Janet and William E. Hunt, Karen and James R. Johnson, Ellen P. and Jack J. Kessler, Jill and Peter S. Kraus, Susan and Martin G. McGuinn, Kenny and B. Gordon Nelson, Maja Oeri, Nancy and Woody Ostrow, Kathe and Jim Patrinos, Gabriela and David L. Porges, Juliet Lea H. Simonds, Patty and Bill Snyder, James Spencer and Michael Lin

Friends of the Carnegie International

Barbara B. and Alan L. Ackerman, Anonymous, James McKay Armstrong, Dorothy and G. Nicholas Beckwith III, Sherle and Michael Berger, Deborah and Sam Berkovitz, Arthur Boyle, Elizabeth S. Hurtt Branson and Doug Branson, Jo and Bill Brandt, Ellen Still Brooks, Christopher Carson, Laura Donnelley, Betty and Brack Duker, Edith H. Fisher, Dawn and Christopher Fleischner, Carolyn Fine Friedman and Jeremiah Friedman, Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman, Robin and Peter Gordon, Agnes Gund, Jana and Bernardo Hees, Wallis and Marshall P.† Katz, Tina Kim, Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins, Sueyun and Gene Locks, Wendy Mackenzie, Elizabeth and Sean McDonald, Peggy and Steve McKnight, Henry S. McNeil, Tracy and Gary Mezzatesta, Evan Mirapaul, Jacqui and Jeff Morby, Sloan and Alexander E. Overstrom, Midge Goldsmith Palley, Lori Perlow, Paul Pincus, Caryn Rubinoff and Craig Dunham, Michael Rubinoff and Donna Snow, Laura Heberton-Shlomchik and Mark Shlomchik, Colleen and Henry J. Simonds, Alice R. Snyder, Janie and Harry Thompson, Christine J. Toretti, Valentina Vavasis and Benjamin Speiser, Nancy and Milton† Washington, Brian Wongchaowart

Presenting Sponsor

Major Support

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