Exhibitions

A nativity scene sits in the Hall of Architecture beside large decorated holiday trees.

Nov 27 2020 Jan 11 2021

  • Exhibition
  • Hall of Architecture

Neapolitan Presepio

The presepio, a centuries-old tradition in Naples and southern Italy, is an elaborate Nativity scene recreated with miniature figures arranged in a detailed panorama of 18th-century Italian village life.

A reflection of a person looking into a mirror, their face partly obscured by a colorful smear on the glass

Nov 18 2020 Feb 14 2021

  • Exhibition
  • Online

Diane Severin Nguyen: Tyrant Star

This next iteration of the exhibition series features Tyrant Star, a 16-minute video work by artist Diane Severin Nguyen (American, b. 1990). This exhibition marks the first time that the work, a new acquisition, will be exhibited by Carnegie Museum of Art.

A brown owl sits on a bed in a motel room, which is covered in feathers that float in the air around it

Aug 19 – Nov 15, 2020

  • Exhibition
  • Online

Doug Aitken: migration (empire)

This twenty-four-minute video, a favorite in the 2008 Carnegie International, returns for a special online presentation. In a series of vignettes, wild North American migratory animals relocated from their natural habitats inhabit vacant motel rooms, asking the viewer to reflect on our own species’ infringement of the natural environment.

A lushly illustrated landscape with a sulking animal in the foreground

May 20 – Aug 16, 2020

  • Exhibition
  • Online

Rachel Rose: Lake Valley

This enchanting eight-minute video work by Rachel Rose (American, b. 1986) debuts online as the first exhibition of a new online series. With this visually rich, animated work, Rose mines themes and imagery from the history of children’s literature to create a dream-like story about loneliness, imagination, and longing for personal connection.

Battle reenactment scene filled with smoke, with crowd of soldiers in a trench and a film crew in the foreground of the trenches filming them.

Mar 14 2020 Jan 18 2021

  • Exhibition
  • Heinz Galleries

An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain

An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain is the first comprehensive survey of the politically charged work of photographer An-My Lê (American, born Vietnam, 1960). Featuring over 100 photographs, this exhibition presents seven of Lê’s series, providing insight into her evocative images that draw on a landscape tradition to address the complexity of war.