A colorful, hazy painting of a bridge over a river with smoke stacks in the background.

Claude Monet, Waterloo Bridge, London, 1903, Carnegie Museum of Art, Acquired through the generosity of the Sarah Mellon Scaife Family

Throwback Thursday

Who doesn’t love a good throwback? On Thursdays, go back in time and visit resources, activities, and works from previous CMOA exhibitions.

A gallery with rows of chairs on a set of risers; a large sign that says

The Material World of Childhood

For today’s Throwback Thursday post, we’re returning to the colorful 2005 exhibition, kid size: The Material World of Childhood.

A red, orange, and yellow play sculpture made of a large series of tubes twisting over and around each other

A Play Sculpture Welcomes the Public

Revisit the opening of The Lozziwurm, a unique play sculpture featured in the museum’s front courtyard.

A full gallery wall with portraits and paintings

Remembering Panopticon: An Art Spectacular

Travel back to 2002 with us as we explore some of the installation images from this exhibition, which presented a new way to think about and engage with artworks from our collection.

A group of people at an event walk a white carpet and pose in front of a banner while a photographer takes their picture.

An Iris van Herpen Event

In 2017, we celebrated the fashion sense of our community with an event inspired by the otherworldly designs of Iris van Herpen, which we showcased in an exhibition that year. The event invited audiences to walk a runway, create miniature fashions with the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, and explore the exhibition, thinking through how designers use materials and textures to create new clothing.

A bright gallery with two cubes sitting next to each other; the left cube is bright pink and red, and the right cube is a bronze brown

Staff Favorites from Past Internationals

A few staff members volunteered to share favorite works from past Carnegie International exhibitions for Throwback Thursday—check it out below!

A sculpture made of thin, long metal bars and wires installed on a green space

A Sculpture’s Move from Downtown to Oakland

Learn the fascinating history of how Kenneth Snelson’s sculpture, Forest Devil, was moved from a park in Downtown Pittsburgh to CMOA’s campus.

Two people wearing dark clothes crouch close together, looking into each other's eyes

Revisiting Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s Striking Portraits

We’re spending some time today remembering the dreamlike portraits of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye featured in the 2018 Carnegie International.

A gallery with bright blue walls and black and white photos hung in a line

Revisiting the Teenie Harris Retrospective

Revisit the groundbreaking 2011 exhibition Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story, the largest presentation of the work of iconic photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris (1908–1998).

A gallery entrance with the words “OH SNAP!” in huge black letters surrounds an entryway with a large graphic of a smart phone with the words “Your take on our photographs. See. Share. Repeat”

Oh Snap!: A Collaborative Photography Experiment

Happy Throwback Thursday! Today, we’re revisiting a 2013 collaborative exhibition titled Oh Snap! The exhibition began with 13 works from our photography collection and grew to include photographs submitted by visitors.

An ornate interior of a house, featuring a detailed wall of portraits and paintings; a woman wearing an elaborate dress sits on a loveseat and a man wearing a coat and tails stands next to the chair

Imagining Home: Selections from the Heinz Architectural Center

Today, we’re celebrating Throwback Thursday with an exploration of our 2010 exhibition Imagining Home: Selections from the Heinz Architectural Center, which explored the ways that architects have helped shape our ideas of home.