Two people wearing dark clothes crouch close together, looking into each other's eyes

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, No Need for Speech (detail), 2018, Carnegie Museum of Art

Favorite Friday

Fridays are our favorite because they’re all about YOU! In response to your requests, coming to us through social media and email, we’re giving you everything you’re asking for and more.

The First Diplodocus Skeleton at Carnegie Institute

This week’s Friday Favorite is a deep cut from our collection, selected by our Assistant Registrar, Gabi DiDonna. “I love this early image of the very first Diplodocus (aka Dippy!) skeleton being assembled at the museum. As someone who works behind-the-scenes with collections and exhibitions, it’s incredible to see how some of the first exhibits … Continued

John Singer Sargent’s Venetian Interior

Today’s Friday Favorite features John Singer Sargent’s Venetian Interior, suggested by Meg Scanlon, our Manager of School Student Programs. Meg shared why she loves this artwork so much: “During this time of isolation and restricted travel, I especially miss my mother. I imagine the two female figures in the foreground as her and me strolling … Continued

Zanele Muholi’s Faces and Phases

“I am producing this photographic document to encourage individuals in my community to be brave enough to occupy public spaces, brave enough to create without fear of being vilified, brave enough to teach people about our history and to rethink what history is all about; to reclaim it for ourselves, to encourage people to use … Continued

Lari Pittman’s Out of the Frost

“I want to offer a painting that somehow the viewer has to stand in front of it and almost not believe it. But in the act of not believing it, what they’re actually seeing, they get swept away in it.”—Lari Pittman We’re continuing to celebrate Pride month by featuring Lari Pittman, who is known for … Continued

Glenn Ligon’s Prisoner of Love #1

For today’s Favorite Friday, we are highlighting Glenn Ligon’s Prisoner of Love #1. His practice combines photography, painting, and printmaking to explore issues of race, sexuality, identity, and language. Our Margaret Powell Curatorial Fellow, Kiki Teshome, has shared some thoughts about why this work stands out to her. “The first time I encountered Ligon’s Prisoner … Continued