Camille Pissarro, The Crossroads, Pontoise, or Square at the Old Cemetery (Le Carrefour, Pontoise, or Place du Vieux Cimetière, Pontoise), 1872, Carnegie Museum of Art

Camille Pissarro, The Crossroads, Pontoise, or Square at the Old Cemetery (Le Carrefour, Pontoise, or Place du Vieux Cimetière, Pontoise), 1872, Carnegie Museum of Art

Monday Motivation

Start each week with inspiring artworks, words of advice from the artists we love, and creative prompts.

Knowing Yourself Through Art with Nicole Eisenman

“In my work, it’s a yearning to be known–not for someone else to know me, but to know myself. It’s such a funny thing how work comes out of you and you look at it, and then you have this connection and distance at the same time. It’s an odd sensation of bringing yourself together.”—Nicole … Continued

Sol LeWitt on Making Your Own Uncool

This week’s Monday Motivation comes from Sol LeWitt, who designed the wall drawing that extends up to our second-floor galleries from the museum lobby. We’re inspired by his words: “Don’t worry about cool, make your own uncool.” Don’t forget to reserve your timed ticket to see this work in person when we reopen our doors … Continued

Van Gogh on Love

Van Gogh is our source of Monday Motivation this week!

An Artist’s Duty With Nina Simone

Our Monday Motivation this week comes from the words of iconic musician and activist Nina Simone paired with this picture of her performance in the Hilton Hotel Ballroom captured by Pittsburgh-based photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris. “An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times. I think that is true of painters, … Continued

Join the Museum Challenge–Recreate Works from Our Collection!

Alyssa Velazquez, CMOA’s Curatorial Assistant of Decorative Arts and Design, has joined the worldwide museum challenge with an art recreation from our collection…