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.

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

Happy Birthday, Mary Cassatt!

Happy Birthday to our Friday Favorite, Pittsburgh’s own Mary Cassatt! Born in Allegheny City (now the North Side), Cassatt became one of the leading figures in the Impressionist movement. Many of us are familiar with her paintings of women and children, but did you know that Cassatt was also an experimental printmaker? Inspired by a … Continued

René Magritte’s Le coeur du monde (The Heart of the World)

This week’s Friday Favorite comes from our associate curator of education Lucy Stewart, who requested René Magritte’s Le coeur du monde (The Heart of the World). Lucy told us why this piece has special significance to her: What works from our collection are meaningful to you? Let us know on social media or send us … Continued

Celebrating National Nurses Week 

Happy National Nurses week! A big, heartfelt thank you to all nurses everywhere—we are indebted to you for everything that you are doing, today and always! This week, you are our Favorite Friday! Please enjoy these works from our collection that honor nurses throughout history. Teenie Harris photographed many healthcare workers. In African American churches, … Continued

Japanese Prints

This Friday, we’re responding to a follower request for some Japanese prints. Here are a few from our collection. The first is by Utagawa Kunisada (Utagawa Toyokuni III), one of the most popular and active printmakers of the Edo period (1603–1868), whose work focused on the popular subjects like kabuki theater, beautiful women, erotic images, … Continued