Installation view of the 2012 Carnegie Trees, Hall of Architecture; photo: Tom Little

Installation view of the 2012 Carnegie Trees, Hall of Architecture; photo: Tom Little

BEDAZZLED: Celebrating the Diamond Anniversary of the Carnegie Trees

Hall of Architecture

Since 1961, the annual installation and decoration of the Carnegie Trees has kicked off the holiday season at the museum. Organized every year by the Women’s Committee of Carnegie Museum of Art, this holiday happening has delighted visitors for decades.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of this long-standing tradition, this year’s installation is titled BEDAZZLED: Celebrating the Diamond Anniversary of the Carnegie Trees. From November 20, 2021, through January 10, 2022, the Hall of Architecture will be transformed into a winter-wonderland featuring five soaring Fraser Fir trees will be magnificently lit and adorned with hand-made ornaments.

Together This Season

This year, visitors are invited to celebrate together this season at Carnegie Museum of Art! Make the museum your backdrop with Friends and Family Photoshoot, create a handmade gift inspired by art and enjoy holiday treats during Gift-Making Workshops, celebrate the end of the year with your team during one of our Out of Office Parties, and delight in live musical performances every Saturday from November 27 through December 18 during Sounds for the Season.

Health & Safety

The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our top priority. Read our health and safety protocols to learn more about the steps we are taking to ensure the health of everyone at the museum.

Exhibition Images

Two large Christmas trees in an ornate setting
A photo of a woman on an industrial lift decorating trees.
A woman stands on a ladder besides a large tree with a human-esque figure sitting atop it.
A group of women decorate trees c. 1980
A large tree with streamers running down the side
A group of women decorate a tree.
Three colorfully lit trees in a large hall
A mother and child walk by Christmas trees.
A lone tree in ront of three statues.
A colorful tree in front of a statue.
A black and white photo of a small child standing by alarge decorated Christmas tree.

About the Women's Committee, Carnegie Museum of Art

Founded in 1957, the Women’s Committee, Carnegie Museum of Art is dedicated to furthering the interests of Carnegie Museum of Art and promoting its cultural and educational value in the community. Since its inception, the Women’s Committee has funded the purchase of art for the collections, contributed to the museum’s infrastructure and gallery renovations, and participated as a major donor in museum endowment and capital campaigns. The Women’s Committee operates as an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation registered with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.