Together this Season

November 20, 2021–January 10, 2022

Celebrate with friends and family together this season at Carnegie Museum of Art! This year, the museum is introducing a new lineup of art-filled festive events and engaging programs for all ages including the Friends & Family Photo Studio, Gift-Making Workshop, Out of Office Party, and Sounds for the Season live musical performances.

Additionally, treasured annual exhibitions will return earlier than usual, so visitors can get a jump start on their holiday plans! The Neapolitan presepio, a favorite tradition for many since 1957 will be on display in the Scaife galleries, a new home for the exhibit, with Art Chats that visitors can participate in. The Carnegie Trees, which are commemorating 60 years, will be showcased in the Hall of Architecture. The Presepio and Carnegie Trees will be available for viewing starting November 20 to coincide with the kickoff of seasonal activities in the Pittsburgh region!

Buy Admission Tickets

Your ticket includes admission to both the Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History galleries.

Events & Programs

Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 20–Dec. 19

Friends & Family Photo Studio

Make Carnegie Museum of Art the backdrop for your holiday photo! Gather friends, family, loved ones, workmates, neighbors, or yourself for a portrait taken by a professional with a selection of backgrounds within the many beautiful spaces and places in the museum.

Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 27–Dec. 19

Gift-Making Workshops

This season let the museum be your source of gift-making and giving inspiration! Join our artist educators for gift-making workshops in the Hall of Architecture and create a selection of handmade gifts inspired by the very artworks in our collection! After making your gift, stop by Café Carnegie for hot chocolate and holiday cookies!

Thursday, Dec. 9 & 16

Out of Office Party

It’s an office party mixer to remember, and the location is the museum! Ditch the ugly sweater and awkward office party moment and bring yourself, or your whole office, to the museum!

Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, Nov. 20–Jan. 9

Art Chat: Neapolitan Presepio

Experience the Neapolitan Presepio through the eyes of Neapolitan artisans and collectors during a drop-in Art Chat with one of our esteemed docents. Art Chats are available on a drop-in basis and will take place in the galleries.

Online, Thursday, Dec. 9 & 16

Crash Course: Food, Feasting, and Art

Enjoy the museum from the comfort of home with this delicious Crash Course art history class! Gathering with friends and family to share holiday meals is a central part of the human experience. With guest lecturer, Dr. Saskia Beranek, explore the visual buffets, both extravagant and modest, created by artists from the 15th through 17th centuries.


Nov. 20, 2021–Jan. 10, 2022

The Neapolitan Presepio

This season, encounter the Neapolitan Presepio as never before, situated in our galleries. For the first time, this cherished fixture will be exhibited in proximity to paintings and sculptures in the collection, contextualizing the artwork as it would have been in 19th century Naples.

The Art of Giving

SALE — Nov. 15–30

Custom Prints

Give the gift of art! A wide selection of artworks from our collection are available for purchase from our custom prints store. November 15 through 30, take 10% off all paper prints and 20% off all framed prints and canvas prints.

SALE — Nov. 26–29

Shop In-Store

Shop local and support your museum on Black Friday through Museum Store Sunday. From Friday, November 26 through Monday, November 29, non-members will receive 10% off purchases of $50 or more and members will receive 15% off all regular priced items!

SALE — Nov. 25–29

Shop Online

From Thursday, November 25 through Monday, November 29, all orders $35 or more are eligible for free shipping! Our best deal of the year! Give the gift of membership, register online!