Fall 2021 - Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Fall 2021

Cover Story

The Greatest Giant-Sized Fish Stories

Freshwater rivers and lakes are home to nearly half of all fish species on Earth—including some 600-pound giants.

By Jason Bittel

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The Extraordinary in the Ordinary

In a major reinstallation of its decorative arts and design galleries, Carnegie Museum of Art celebrates the evocative and the everyday.

Story by Cristina Rouvalis | Photography by Bryan Conley

Exploding the Domestic

Although artists Elizabeth Murray and Jessi Reaves are generations apart, a new exhibition highlights how each defies categorization, simultaneously elevating and upending the decorative, the body, and the home.

By Elizabeth Hoover

125 Years: A History in Objects Continues

A Cochiti storyteller figure and Andy Warhol’s Tunafish Disaster. Big Joe’s muscle and a heartbeat drum. A celebration of 125 years of Carnegie Museums continues through the stories of iconic, quirky, and little-known pieces of museum history.

Also in this Issue

Hope for a More Just World

First Person

A local educator reflects on his participation in Carnegie Museum of Art’s Empowered Educators Series, a forum that supports teachers in openly discussing race in the classroom.

By Mark O’Connor, McKeesport High School English Teacher

Q+A: Marcus Harshaw


In conversation with Carnegie Science Center’s senior director of museum experiences.

By Cristina Rouvalis

Five Things: Fall 2021

Five Things

Art and science news you can use.

Seen+Heard: Fall 2021


In brief, what’s new around the museums.

Closer Look: Meet Chips, the MoBot Prototype

Closer Look

A new perspective on familiar offerings at Carnegie Museums.

President’s Note: Fall 2021

President's Note

A message from Steven Knapp

Building Community at The Warhol

Giving Forward

One donor is helping LGBTQ+ teens create their own sense of belonging.

By Julie Hannon

Objects of Our Affection: Andy Warhol illustration for Harper’s Bazaar

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.

Big Picture

Explosive demonstrations bring to life the science of forest fires, rockets, and fireworks inside Carnegie Science Center’s Works Theater! In this live showcase of dazzling demos, you can also taste a frozen marshmallow, see the glow of molten metal, or feel the zap of electricity.