From the majestic Carnegie Trees and Neapolitan presepio to spectacular exhibitions including Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium and Women of Vision, there’s something for everyone at Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History this holiday season! And while you’re here, the kids can visit Sven the Reindeer or write letters to Santa while the adults cross some items off of their holiday gift lists. Seasonal items and special events at the CMOA Store and Carnegie Museum of Natural History Store are sure to delight!
Win a One-Year Family Membership!
Fort Pitt Capital Group, sponsor of Holidays at the Museums, is giving away a one-year family membership to all four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Enter by January 2 for a chance to win!
Holidays at the Museums 2016 Schedule
November 19–December 24
Member Shopping Days
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh members get 20% off in the new Natural History Store and the CMOA Store during the holidays!
November 30, 5:30–8 p.m.
Carnegie Trees Opening Celebration
The Women’s Committee of the Carnegie Museum of Art invites you to the 55th annual Carnegie Trees Opening Celebration, The Americas. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in CMOA’s magnificent Hall of Architecture, surrounded by five soaring evergreens decorated to celebrate the color and cultural diversity of Canada, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, and Peru.
December 1–January 9
Carnegie Trees and Neopolitan presepio
Kick off your holidays with a visit to this popular seasonal display, brought to you by Carnegie Museum of Art Women’s Committee. This year’s theme is The Americas, featuring inspirations from Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Peru, and the United States. Every day from Noon–3:00 p.m. CMOA docents are available to speak with visitors of all ages about the presepio and the history of this beloved Pittsburgh tradition.
Viterra Glass Trunk Show
Browse Viterra’s gorgeous selection of handmade glass designed by Burgh-born Erica Friedman. Meet Erica in person on December 2 & 3 from 12–5 p.m.!
CMOA Store Holiday Open House
CMOA has everything you need for holiday cheer—and holiday shopping! Join us for festive fun and special discounts at the CMOA Store all day long. Check out a selection of unique, locally-designed gifts for everyone on your list (we will provide free gift wrapping!). Draw with Pittsburgh: A Coloring Book illustrator Rick Antolic, and enjoy music from local ensembles. We’ll even screen the classic family films Frozen and Elf in the CMOA Theater!
December 9–11, Noon–5 p.m.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History Store Grand Opening
Join us for a grand opening celebration of our new Natural History Museum Store. Enjoy kids activities and special products by local artists and makers. Receive a gift with your $20 purchase (while supplies last).
December 10, Noon–5 p.m.
CMOA Store Trunk Show: Local Vendor Moon Pine Jewelry
Meet designer Kelly Keever from Moon Pine Jewelry and shop at her CMOA pop-up shop.
December 17, Noon–5 p.m.
CMOA Store Trunk Show: Local Vendor Gai Russo Jewelry
Gai Russo will talk with shoppers about her jewelry line including her aromatic jewelry.
December 17, 2–4 p.m.
A Christmas Story with Ian “Randy” Petrella
Join us for a screening of the holiday classic A Christmas Story with special guest Ian Petrella, who played Randy Parker in the film. Ian will introduce the film and answer audience questions after the movie.
Holidays at Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History is supported by Fort Pitt Capital Group.