Inside Out

June 4August 13, 2022 ▪ Sculpture Court
Thursdays: 5–9 p.m.–Saturdays: noon–5 p.m.
Free Admission

Inside Out is back for a second year! Our free summer outdoor event series celebrates Pittsburgh’s rich cultural landscape with performances, live music, art-making, food, and drinks!

Inside Out takes place from Saturday, June 4 through Saturday, August 13 in the museum’s Sculpture Court in an immersive pavilion by artist Rafael Domenech, commissioned for the 58th Carnegie International.

On Thursday nights from 5 to 9 p.m., Pittsburgh’s expansive nightlife scene takes over the Sculpture Court. A lineup of some of the city’s most dynamic DJs transforms the Sculpture Court into a can’t-miss happy hour destination for friends and dancing during the week. On Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m., everyone is invited to enjoy performances from regional arts organizations and performers, soak in summer sounds from bands and DJs, grab a bite from local food trucks, and get creative with artists and art-making.

Inside Out Night, a special 21+ party under the stars, will take place on Friday, July 15. STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos will present CIRCLES: Going Off, a dance party version of their full-length choreographic performance. Layering movement, visual arts, MCs, DJs, electronics, and a live original score, CIRCLES: Going Off invites everyone to join the celebration! Registration is encouraged for Inside Out Night but not required. Registration will open on May 11.

This year, Pittsburgh’s Trace Brewing is the official brewery partner of Inside Out and is selling a curated selection of craft brews at each event. Additionally, each event will feature a different local food truck with bites available for purchase, including Alberta’s Pizza, El Rincon Oaxaqueño, Caribbean Vybz, Soul Biscuit, M&M Royal Touch, Streets on the Fly, Two and a Half Greeks, ATU, and Hermes.

Inside Out events are FREE and Thursday and Saturday events are open to audiences of all ages. Make a day of it and reserve your timed tickets to visit the museum before or after you enjoy Inside Out!

Buy Admission Tickets

Your ticket includes admission to both the Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History galleries. You do not need to purchase a timed ticket to attend Inside Out.

Schedule of Events


5—9 p.m.
Thursday nights, enjoy happy hour and dancing at the museum with food trucks, drinks, and DJ sets from 5–9 p.m. in the Sculpture Court.

Curated by Lauren Goshinski and huny young, this year’s lineup of Thursday evening DJ performances highlights a wide range of crews and collectives who are active across Pittsburgh’s nightlife scenes. The 2022 Inside Out series is centered around the concept of “+1.” Each crew has been invited to add a special guest artist to help expand the music and connections for artists and audiences alike.

June 9
Title Town: J. Malls, Gordy G. + Forrest Getemgump

June 16
Chosen Fam: Bamboo, Sauve Pav + Gianni (LA)

June 23
Jellyfish: Ricky Moslen, Stephanie Tsong + MESH: Calin Jones, Dov Fischer + Planningtorock

June 30
Cold Cuts: Jarrett Tebbets + Private Sea

July 7
Dyspheric: XC-17, Yessi, Samira Mendoza + ARCHANGEL

July 14
AFROHEAT! + pvkvsv

July 21
Sounds Like Art
DJ Sets

July 28
Curators’ Night x Mostbeautifullest: Boo Lean & HUNY + Suzi Analogue

August 4
Bounce House Collective

August 11
Everything the Light Touches: Joshua Orange, Royal Haunts + Jack Swing


noon—5 p.m.
Saturday afternoons, enjoy food, drink, and art-making in the Sculpture Court from noon to 5 p.m., and catch performances at the times listed below.

June 4
1–2:30 p.m.

Art-making with Rafael Domenech
12:15 & 2:30 p.m.
Performance by Hill Dance Academy Theater
DJ sets by DJ Shoe and pvkvsv

June 11
1 & 3 p.m.

Performance by Roger Humphries and the RH Factor Band
DJ sets by C Scott

June 18
1 & 3 p.m.

STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos
DJ sets by Soy Sos

June 25
12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m.

Black Power Story Time presented by BOOM Concepts
DJ sets by Arie Cole

July 2
1:30 p.m.

Live music by Bill Henry Band
DJ sets by DJ Femi

July 9
1–2:30 p.m.

Art-making with Rafael Domenech
12:30 & 2:30 p.m.
Live music by Hugo Cruz and Caminos
DJ sets by Mary Mack

July 16
1 & 2:30 p.m.

Performances by Barrels to Beethoven
DJ sets by DJ Femi

July 23
1 & 3 p.m.

The Clara Kent Show
DJ sets by DJ Femi

July 30
noon–5 p.m.

Performances by Shana Simmons Dance
DJ sets by DJ Thermos + Sister Sludge

August 6
1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Art-making with Rafael Domenech
Performances by Lighthouse Project, Alumni Theater Company, and Dreams of Hope

August 13
noon–5 p.m.

Beauty Slap
DJ Sets by ADAB

Inside Out Night

Friday, July 15
8—11 p.m.

Experience the museum at night during a special late-night, 21+ edition of Inside Out. Join STAYCEE PEARL dance project + Soy Sos for CIRCLES: Going Off, a dance party adaptation of their full length choreographic work.

58th Carnegie International at Inside Out

Cuban American artist Rafael Domenech (b. 1989) unveils a site-specific pavilion housed in the museum’s Sculpture Court, commissioned for the 58th Carnegie International, during the opening day of Inside Out on June 4. Performers and artists participating in Inside Out will respond to and layer on to his installation with their own artistic practices and expressions.

Taking the shape of an ellipse, the installation invokes Cuban poet Severo Sarduy who believed that the form represents a de-centering of knowledge production and expands intercultural elasticity. Made from everyday construction scaffolding and mesh that are ubiquitous signs of urban redevelopment, the pavilion further envelops the museum as a site of production.

On June 4, July 9, and August 6, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., visitors can meet the artist and create their own artworks in a series of workshops facilitated by Domenech.

Installation view of Rafael Domenech, Dividing an edge from an ever (pavilion for Sarduy) at Carnegie Museum of Art, 2022, photo: Sean Eaton

Health & Safety

The museum will continue to monitor state and CDC guidelines and update its health and safety policies to ensure the safety of all visitors and staff.


Generous support is provided by The Benter Foundation.

Carnegie Museum of Art is supported by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. Carnegie Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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