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.

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…

Opening Doors with Margaret Bourke-White

We’re finding our Monday Motivation this week in the words of Margaret Bourke-White, one of the best-known photojournalists and one of the first women to serve as a war correspondent. She also traveled to Pittsburgh…

Making Your Work about Love with Vanessa German

This week’s Monday Motivation comes from Pittsburgh artist Vanessa German. German’s work is rooted in objects she finds in her neighborhood of Homewood, and she uses her art to explore the transformative power of art and love in communities.

Overcoming Doubt with Mickalene Thomas

This week, we’re inspired by the words of Mickalene Thomas on overcoming doubt. Thomas’s work draws upon images from popular culture and art history and explores subjects such as femininity, power, and beauty.

Capturing Moments with Elizabeth Peyton

This week, we’re gleaning some Monday Motivation from the words of artist Elizabeth Peyton. Known for her portraits of friends, lovers, and celebrities in bright jewel tones, Peyton depicts her subjects with great emotional detail, inviting the viewer into an intimate and fleeting moment.