Two people stand in a gallery, looking at colorful art.

Installation view of Ruth Root, Carnegie Museum of Art. Photo: Bryan Conley

Summer at CMOA

Vacation, staycation, long weekend, or afternoon! This season includes family programs, late-night happenings, and drop-in experiences you’ll find nowhere else. Also, we’re open every day of the week—including Saturdays until 8 p.m.!*

Browse our calendar—there’s always something new!

*Except July 13 and 27 and August 3.

Schedule of Events

Art Chat: Ruth Root

Daily, 10:30–11 a.m.

Starting June 2, explore the vibrant, patterned art of Ruth Root. Ask questions and learn about her creative process through this casual tour. Free with admission.

Art Chat: Access+Ability

Daily, 11:15–11:45 a.m.

Starting June 2, explore the groundbreaking products that allow people to live more fully and independently in Access+Ability. Ask questions and learn about the power of creative design through this casual tour. Free with admission.

Art Chat: Monet and the Modern City

Daily, 12:15–12:45 p.m.

Starting May 26, explore hazy, atmospheric depictions of the industrial landscape by Monet and his contemporaries. Ask questions and learn about the practice of serial painting through this casual tour. Free with admission.

Drop-in Collection Tour

Daily, 1:15–2:15 p.m.

Take a breezy gallery stroll with one of our expert docents and learn about the works in our collection! Bring a friend or the whole family—every tour is unique and free with admission. Or stop by for our Thursday night drop-in tour.

Movement Workshop

June 8, 4–6 p.m.

This 18+ workshop—the first event in our Performers at Play program—challenges you to explore the links between body, sound, and environment and find new sensory connections to the artwork on view. Price includes admission to the museum. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.

Love and Lust Tour

June 8, 7–7:30 p.m.

Jealousy, drama, and passion—our collection tells sensational stories. Take a lively tour through history’s most famous tragedies of the heart with an expert docent. Free with admission.

Lecture: The Art of Sight

June 13, 6:30–8 p.m.

Learn about the latest advancements in vision regeneration and the links between art and perception at this lecture by acclaimed optogenetic restoration researcher Dr. José-Alain Sahel. Event is free.

Behind the Art: Monet and the Modern City

June 15, 6–7 p.m.

How does an exhibition come together? Who decides which paintings are chosen? Bring your questions and meet the curator of Monet and the Modern City for a casual conversation in the gallery. Free with admission.

Third Thursday

June 20 and August 15

Third Thursday brings together the hottest local talent to create surprising, one-of-a-kind experiences. Turn up the volume with a cash bar, live music, and performances along with late-night access to the museum galleries.

Accessibility Tours

Various dates

Join a docent for a lively tour through the collection! We offer tours with American Sign Language interpretation and tours with visual description and hands-on materials, as well as family friendly versions of both! Free with admission.

Performers at Play: Senses

Various dates

We invited performers to use our galleries as a place to experiment with the senses throughout the summer. Look for workshops, pop-up experiences, games, and dynamic performances to roll out from June to September.

Yoga and Wellness

Various dates

Drop in every Thursday for yoga in our beautiful spaces from 7–8 p.m., sign up for a baby and me yoga practice and stroller tour, or express your creativity at Yoga Paint Party!