Now on view
An exhibition by Pittsburgh-born artist and educator Sharif Bey is inspired by his fascinating “excavations” of the museum collections that first piqued his interest as a youth visiting Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History. In his artistic process, Bey engages his past and present selves, a process he calls auto-archaeology. As an African American whose family history includes enslavement and displacement, Bey forges ancestral identities in his sculpture. He rejoices in nature, power, and awesomeness, in its literal sense: that which inspires awe.
Opens Oct. 8
The National Geographic Society returns to Carnegie Museum of Natural History with Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants, an immersive exhibition that includes life-size sculptures of enormous ancient fish and hands-on interactives for audiences of all ages.
Through Feb. 14, 2022
Marisol and Warhol Take New York charts the emergence of Marisol Escobar (1930–2016) and Andy Warhol (1928–1987) in New York during the dawn of Pop art in the early 1960s. The exhibition explores the artists’ parallel rises to success, the formation of their artistic personas, their savvy navigation of gallery relationships, and the blossoming of their early artistic practices from 1960 to 1968.
Now on view
The catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius destroyed Pompeii, but it also preserved a unique record of daily life at the height of the Roman Empire. Take a journey back in time to August 24, 79 A.D. when the ancient city bustled as a commercial port and strategic military and trade center. Over 180 artifacts on loan from the renowned Naples National Archeological Museum in Italy allow you to wind through the streets of Pompeii, exploring the forum, theater, and marketplace along the way.
Celebrate the season with friends and family at the four Carnegie Museums. Visit old favorites—the Carnegie Trees, Neapolitan presepio, and the Miniature Railroad & Village. And discover new traditions, including a new slate of art-filled festivities, a Solstice Party, and laser holiday magic.
Four researchers at Carnegie Museum of Natural History recount what ignited their fervor for the natural world.
Carnegie Museum of Art continues to connect art and wellness, a salve for challenging times.
The next-level Buhl Planetarium is more immersive, more realistic, and more awe-inspiring.
Freshwater rivers and lakes are home to nearly half of all fish species on Earth—including some 600-pound giants.
Things to Do
Super Science Saturday
Get up-close with dinosaurs, discover secrets of DNA, and learn what it’s like to be a scientist in the field.
Carnegie Museums from Home
Join in on the fun, the learning, the beauty, and #MuseumFromHome. There’s always something new!
Miniature Railroad & Village®
This beloved display features hundreds of wonderfully realistic scenes that bring the rich history of western Pennsylvania to life.
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