Carnegie magazine - Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

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The Andy Warhol Museum unveiled a major public art installation in June 2023 titled Anatomy of the Human as part of its Pop District initiative. The mural was created by Pittsburgh artist Mikael Owunna, who drew inspiration from African cosmologies and Warhol’s use of multiple silkscreens to produce stop-motion style images. The 21-foot x 91-foot artwork is located across from the museum in Pop Park on East General Robinson Street.

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Aaron Levi Garvey

Aaron Levi Garvey

Contemporary art can be inaccessible to some communities. Aaron Levi Garvey, the new chief curator at The Andy Warhol Museum, wants to change that by bringing art exhibitions into different spaces and supporting emerging talent. Prior to coming to The Warhol, Garvey was the Janet L. Nolan Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University, where he helped update policies around diversity, equity, inclusion, and access, and acquired works by leading women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ artists. Before that, he was chief curator at The Hudson Eye/Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation in Hudson, New York. And with his partner, Stevie Covart Garvey, he spearheaded the Jacksonville, Florida-based Long Road Projects, a publishing house, residency program, and artist support network.

Inside the Museums

Carnegie Museum of Art conservators expose fakes, restore past glory, and play doctor to every art form imaginable. Above, Ellen Baxter works on the portrait of Isabella de Medici.