Spring 2021 - Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Spring 2021

Cover Story

Fantasy America

Using Andy Warhol’s book America as a jumping-off point, five emerging artists reflect on contemporary American life.

By Cristina Rouvalis

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Art, Friendship, and An Awakening

Drawing from its collection, The Warhol makes the case that Andy Warhol’s brief but intense relationship with Jean-Michel Basquiat helped the aging artist connect to his political voice.

By Barbara Klein

125 Years: A History in Objects

Soot-covered eastern towhees and a basketball-shooting robot. Victorian muses and Andy Warhol’s guard dog. A celebration of 125 years of Carnegie Museums continues through stories of museum objects.

Daring to Dig

Forging her own path, Mary Dawson left her mark on paleontology. The many researchers she mentored continue the journey.

By Riley Black

Also in this Issue

Art for Living


Carnegie Museum of Art continues to connect art and wellness, a salve for challenging times.

By Elizabeth Hoover

Demanding the Vote

Person of Interest

Daisy Lampkin, one of the suffrage movement’s trailblazers, called Pittsburgh home. Her remarkable story is now part of Carnegie Science Center’s Miniature Railroad & Village.

By Kate Benz

Q+A: Jen Miller


In conversation with the Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy civics teacher.

By Julie Hannon

Five Things: Spring 2021

Five Things

Art and science news you can use.

Seen+Heard: Spring 2021


In brief, what’s new around the museums.

Closer Look: Interstellar Dreaming

Closer Look

We offer a new perspective on favorites from across Carnegie Museums.

President’s Note: Spring 2021

A message from Steven Knapp

Supporting the Future of Science

Giving Forward

A retired museum scientist thinks big for the next generation.

By Julie Hannon

Reclaimed wood installation by Bones and All

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

SPRINGTIME AT POWDERMILL will no doubt attract nature lovers eager to break free of their COVID-19 cocoons. The bucolic Nature Center welcomes visitors year-round who come to the Laurel Highlands nature reserve to learn more about the natural world and enjoy Powdermill’s scenic trails. Summer campers will be returning this June. And construction will soon begin on a new, modern home for the Powdermill Avian Research Center.