Exhibitions

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.

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.

The top of a large sculpture emade out of angular wooden sections, forming the top of a globe

Feb 21 2020 Jan 3 2021

  • Exhibition
  • Forum Gallery

Counterpressures

The 83rd installment of Carnegie Museum of Art‘s Forum series presents a thematic group exhibition that addresses the present urgency of global warming. The exhibition features work by ten Pittsburgh–area artists who grapple with the current ecological present and its uncertain future.