Start each week with inspiring artworks, words of advice from the artists we love, and creative prompts.
For today’s Monday Motivation, we’re exploring the mystery of artworks as demonstrated by iconic surrealist René Magritte.
Nicole Eisenman is one of the foremost figurative painters of our time. Combining a visual language of art history with personal allegory, Eisenman’s works offer a forthright, comedic, and critical mediation on contemporary life.
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:
Van Gogh is our source of Monday Motivation this week!
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.
Alyssa Velazquez, CMOA’s Curatorial Assistant of Decorative Arts and Design, has joined the worldwide museum challenge with an art recreation from our collection…
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…
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.
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.
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.