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.

An architectural model of a house in progress

Sep 26 2020 Mar 28 2021

  • Exhibition
  • The Heinz Architectural Center

States of Becoming

Architecture evolves through the act of building as well as theoretical research. This selection of drawings, models, and photographs from the Heinz Architectural Center reveals some of the ways that architects investigate construction techniques, explore the possibilities offered by new technologies, and represent cities in new and provocative ways.

A photograph of a wide, cloudy sky, overlaid with thin and barely-there geometric shapes

Sep 4 2020 Mar 14 2021

  • Exhibition
  • Gallery One, Museum of Art Lobby, Scaife Galleries

Trevor Paglen: Opposing Geometries

The third cycle of the Hillman Photography Initiative, Mirror With A Memory, explores themes of artificial intelligence (AI) through the work of acclaimed artist Trevor Paglen.

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.