Fall 2020 - Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Fall 2020

Cover Story

Suited Up: Animals with Armor

A new exhibition celebrates the imposing parts that evolved to protect animals from danger.

By Jason Bittel

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How Machines See Us—­and Why

Trevor Paglen’s art reveals the human bias and unchecked power wielded by the watchful eye of mass surveillance.

By Cristina Rouvalis

The Future of Natural History

An integrated approach to actionable, community-focused science is the way forward.

By Barbara Klein

Invitation to Pretend

In a photo essay, artist Aleem Hurst explores domestic spaces and the call for social change.

Text and photography by Aleem Hurst

Also in this Issue

Art For All

First Person

A recounting of adventures in artmaking at The Warhol.

By Matthew Rice

Beyond the Lab


Andre Samuel helps young Black students see themselves in science.

By Kate Benz

Art in Contradiction

Person of Interest

The newly named curator of the Carnegie International finds inspiration in the uncomfortable complexities of life.

By Elizabeth Hoover

Q+A: Heather Tomko


In conversation with the public health and disability rights advocate.

By Julie Hannon

Seen+Heard: Fall 2020


In brief, what’s new around the museums.

Five Things: Fall 2020

Five Things

Art and science news you can use.

Closer Look: An ever-expanding palace of culture

Closer Look

A glimpse at something new, novel, or rarely seen at Carnegie Museums.

Objects of Our Affection: Vanessa German’s sculpture “Toaster”

Objects of Our Affection

Carnegie Museums is home to some of the most significant collections in the world. Here we showcase some of the most compelling objects.

President’s Note: Fall 2020

President's Note

A message from Steven Knapp

The Art of Giving

Giving Forward

Two former Carnegie Museum of Art docents continue a lifelong legacy of supporting the museums and art-loving visitors eager to learn.

By Julie Hannon

Photo: Joshua Franzos

Big Picture

The doctor is in again at Carnegie Science Center! These doctors-in-training are hard at work at Highmark SportsWorks’® giant-sized game of Operation—masked up and ready to explore even more. In July visitor surveys, 90 percent of respondents said the health and safety precautions taken by the Science Center were “just right” and 100 percent said they were likely to recommend a visit to friends and family.