Exhibitions

Aerial view of neighborhood streets from above, with rows of homes running off into the distance. Overlaid on this view are constellations of stars with the following names: Dina “Free” Blackwell, Nisha Blackwell, Ayana Clark, Yona Harvey, Robert Hodge, Joy KMT, Ayanah Moor, Bekezela Mguni, Staycee Pearl, Ricardo Robinson, Felicia Savage, Anqwenique Wingfield, and Alisha Wormsley.

Sep 16 – Oct 15, 2017

  • Exhibition
  • Off-site

The People Are the Light

Join artist Alisha B. Wormsley for a series of public art installations and workshops in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood. Centered on healing and cleansing, these events invite you to reflect on Homewood’s past and present and share your vision for its future.

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

Jul 29 2017 Jan 21 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.

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.

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

Jun 17 2017 Mar 31 2018

  • Exhibition
  • Scaife Galleries

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.

Michael Williams Truth About Painting 2 (detail), 2017, inkjet on canvas, Courtesy of the artist; CANADA, New York; Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels; and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich and New York

Apr 21 – Aug 27, 2017

  • Exhibition
  • Forum Gallery

Michael Williams

CMOA presents a new group of canvasses and a selection of drawings for the artist’s first US museum solo exhibition. His dense compositions, which reveal a dark sense of humor about painting and everyday life, often begin as drawings on the computer screen before they are printed and painted.