Mindful Museum

Wednesdays, May 4Dec 28, 2022
In-Person & Online

For ages 55+
$50 for Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Members
$80 for Non Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Members

Mindful Museum is a new suite of accessible programs and activities for visitors over 55 that expand Carnegie Museum of Art as a destination that nurtures the mind, body, and soul. Running from May 2022 through December 2022, Mindful Museum participants enjoy unlimited access to early Wednesday morning programming including art paths and meditation stops throughout the museum, drawing, chair yoga, art history classes, social gatherings, plus digital offerings, and more.

On Wednesdays, Mindful Museum participants receive early entry into the Museum of Art at 9:00 a.m. and a discounted menu at Café Carnegie. A one-time registration fee grants unlimited participation in the following experiences:

Art Paths

Available every Wednesday
On-site only

Want to get your morning exercise in an art museum? Our galleries are the place to be! Art paths with step counts, distance markers, and art stops have been designed for optimum movement and thinking. Listen to meditation prompts on your phone or chat with a docent about works of art on view. No need to count the steps or the distance because we have done that for you! No matter how you get there, enjoy the galleries at your leisure. And if you tire on your journey, all-important rest areas are available.

Drop-In Drawing

1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 9:30–11 a.m.
On-site only

Learn to draw or sharpen your techniques in this newly offered drawing class. Utilizing different works of art and gallery spaces, each session serves as inspiration for your creativity. Explore a range of drawing styles, techniques, and terms including gesture drawing, contour, shading, perspective, chiaroscuro, and more. Materials are included and personal sketchbooks are welcome, but pencils only when in the galleries.

A line of six people leaning on chairs and extending their left legs.

Chair and Wheelchair Yoga

2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 9:30–10:10 a.m.
On-site & online access to recordings

This popular online class has moved on-site! Surround yourself with art as you stretch your body and mind in this gentle yoga class. Begin each session by delving into a work of art from the collection. Then, follow your instructor through movement inspired by the work of art. Learn seated gentle exercises, standing poses that use the chair for balance and support, and breathing and relaxation techniques. This class is accessible to participants of all levels and abilities, and various modifications will be offered. One day a week not enough? Mindful Museum includes unlimited access to past and future recordings of Chair Yoga and Wheelchair Yoga sessions online.

A detail of a painting depicting a woman looking in a mirror while being surrounded by other women and cherubs.

Crash Course Art History Classes

Dates vary by month, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
On-site & online access to recordings

Carnegie Museum of Art’s wide-ranging collection serves as the cornerstone for topics that cross time periods, art movements, artists, cultures, styles, materials, and meaning. Look back at some of the most thought-changing art moments and discover the art of today as it leads us to the future. Explore avant-garde Impressionism, artful photographs, Japanese prints, and the art and artists of today in the upcoming 58th Carnegie International, opening on September 24, 2022! Special Mindful Museum tours are included. Your package also includes unlimited access to past and future recordings of Crash Course.

Brightly colored Impressionist painting depicting a grove of trees with a person sitting on a bench

The Bank

Available online any time

Your package includes unlimited access to the repository of past and future recordings of Crash Course, Meditation Classes, Chair Yoga Classes, and other special programs.

Registration Information

Scholarships are available. For more information or help registering, please visit contact the Program Registration Office at 412.622.3288 or programregistration@carnegiemuseums.org.

Wellness meditation and yoga classes sponsored by:

UPMC Health Plan