People on the stairs in the snow

Welcome this Winter!

Come one, come all and warm up this winter at Carnegie Museum of Art! This year, the museum boasts a bustling calendar of festive, friendly activities and events for all ages alongside treasured exhibitions! Enjoy programming such as Friends & Family Photo Studio, Sounds for the Season live musical performances, Winter Heat party, and annual exhibitions, the Neapolitan presepio and Carnegie Trees.

Additionally, experience Is it morning for you yet?, the 58th Carnegie International, which runs through April 2, 2023. The Carnegie International is the longest-running North American exhibition of contemporary art, and the 58th iteration features over 100 artists from 40 territories.

Seasonal Exhibitions

Presepio in gallery

Neapolitan Presepio

November 19, 2022–January 8, 2023
Scaife Galleries

Since 1957, Carnegie Museum of Art has marked the holiday season with the Neapolitan presepio. A centuries-old tradition in Naples and southern Italy, the presepio is an elaborate nativity scene recreated with miniature figures arranged in a detailed panorama of 18th-century life in Naples.

A close-up of ornaments and lights on an evergreen tree.

Carnegie Trees: Holiday Splendor

November 19, 2022–January 8, 2023
Hall of Architecture

The annual installation of the Carnegie Trees is considered by many the start of the holiday season. This year, see the Hall of Architecture filled with towering Fraser fir trees, each lit to perfection and trimmed with festive baubles, gingerbread, glistening snow, and more!

Buy Admission Tickets

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

Seasonal Events at the Museum

Winter Heat

December 9, 2022, 8 p.m.–midnight
$15 per ticket if purchased before November 25;
$25 per ticket if purchased after November 25

Escape the cold and warm up inside at Carnegie Museum of Art’s Winter Heat party with special guest DJ Arie Cole!

Sounds for the Season

December 3 & December 17, 2022
January 7 & January 21, 2023
2 p.m., Free with admission

Delight in the sounds of the season in the Hall of Architecture among the Carnegie Trees with live musical performances by friends of Carnegie Museum of Art!

Our presepio depicts the birth of Christ amidst traditional 16th-century Italian village life. It is made up of dozens of figurines and vignettes, sculpted by artists and collected as a set.

Neapolitan Presepio Art Chats

November 19, 2022–January 8, 2023
Thursday: 6–7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m.–noon
Sunday: 1–2:30 p.m.

Drop in and meet a docent for an Art Chat tour of the presepio and experience the nativity through the eyes of Neapolitan artisans and collectors.

Friends & Family Photo Studio

Saturday & Sunday, November 5–December 4
10 a.m.–5 p.m., $99

Make Carnegie Museum of Art the backdrop for your seasonal photo! Gather friends, family, and loved ones for a portrait taken by a notable photographer from the region with a selection of five different backgrounds within the many beautiful spaces and places of Carnegie Museum of Art.

Shopping at the Museum

White holiday tree display in front of a bookcase full of art books

Museum Store Sunday & Cyber Monday

15% off, in-store and online
November 27 & 28, 2022

little boy boxing

Custom Prints Sale

10% off paper prints, 20% off canvas & framed prints
November 15–30, 2022

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