Exhibitions


Current

Close up of a man's head and hands as he peeks out of an manhole, taken at street level

Jul 22– Dec 31 2017

  • Exhibition
  • Heinz Galleries

20/20: The Studio Museum in Harlem and Carnegie Museum of Art

Experience a dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society. Featuring 20 artists from each collection, 20/20 takes a broad look at America, mapping artists’ responses to our democracy, the economic conditions of life in our country, historical and contemporary forms of institutional prejudice, and their collective effect on our sociopolitical landscape.

Heads of strange looking human-like creatures, clustered together and facing the same way, as if part of a crowd

Sep 22– Jan 28 2018

  • Exhibition
  • Forum Gallery

Ian Cheng

Ian Cheng’s digital simulation works draw on his background in cognitive science and employ rudimentary forms of artificial intelligence. Coding these unpredictable animated worlds from the ground up, he uses the language of video games to probe complex themes such as evolution, human behavior, and the history of consciousness.

Two boys standing next to brick wall spray painted with "Stop Dope the pusher is our ENEMY

Jul 29– Jan 28 2018

  • Exhibition
  • Heinz Galleries, Lobby Gallery

Teenie Harris Photographs: In Their Own Voice

Teenie Harris Photographs: In Their Own Voice pairs 25 of Harris’s photographs with the voices of people who lived them. Drawing on a rare trove of oral histories, the exhibition creates a rich conversation on community and identity during the Civil Rights Movement in Pittsburgh.

A group of people recline in the grass outdoors in front of a stone wall.

Nov 18– Feb 11 2018

  • Exhibition
  • Gallery One

William Henry Fox Talbot and the Promise of Photography

Featuring more than 30 works, many of which have never before been shown, the exhibition will provide visitors a glimpse into the earliest days of photography.

Landscape, with lone white house in the middle of the view, a leafless tree grows in front of the house

Jun 17– Mar 4 2018

  • Exhibition
  • Carnegie Museum of Art

Bradford Young: REkOGNIZE

REkOGNIZE is a meditation on photography, memory, and movement by artist and cinematographer Bradford Young, featuring a score by Jason Moran. Young finds inspiration in Pittsburgh’s Hill District neighborhood, a site of the early 20th-century Great Migration.

Multi-colored aluminum table with folded edges, red, white, and blue

Sep 26– Apr 1 2018

  • Exhibition
  • Charity Randall Gallery

Hot Metal Modern: Design in Pittsburgh and Beyond

A showcase of great design objects from around Pittsburgh, and the stories of innovation and industry behind them.

Photo of a large space filled with reproductions of buildings and building fragments, including a very large church, at rear, pillars, and stone relief in foreground.

Oct 14– May 6 2018

  • Exhibition
  • Hall of Architecture, The Heinz Architectural Center

Copy + Paste: Hall of Architecture

Through this eight-month investigation into our spectacular Hall of Architecture, we invite visitors to try augmented reality, 3D printing, creative interventions, and hands-on activities.

Close up of a man's torso. His hand is positioned across his chest, and it holds a small red fish, a herring

Oct 7– Nov 1 2019

  • Exhibition
  • Scaife Galleries

Created, Collected, Conserved: The Life Stories of Paintings

Every painting at CMOA has a story. Created, Collected, Conserved follows seven of our paintings over thousands of miles, showing how extensive research and new technology can uncover fascinating stories.