Summer 2017 - Carnegie Magazine - Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Summer 2017

Cover Story


Part of Andy Warhol’s Pop-art genius is rooted in his boyhood fascination with movie stars, the springboard for a lifelong infatuation with fame and celebrity culture.

By Barbara Klein

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Art’s 20/20 Lens

A unique collaboration between Carnegie Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem combines works of the past and present to give voice to shifting, contemporary realities.

By Elizabeth Hoover

Engineering the Future

Pittsburgh’s legacy of engineering excellence is far from a thing of the past. The region’s big thinkers continue to find solutions to big problems.

By Ben Wecht

Nature’s Garden of Good and Evil

Poison’s role in nature, legend, and human health is complex—from defense to lethal-weapon-turned-lifesaving treatment.

Story By Cristina Rouvalis

Also in this Issue

Meaningful Beauty

Artistic License

These art collectors get great satisfaction building their collections—and giving them away.

By Julie Hannon

The Great American Eclipse

Science and Nature

August 21 marks a rare opportunity to witness one of nature’s most dazzling spectacles: the first total eclipse of the sun to sweep the country in nearly a century.

By Christine H. O'Toole

News Worthy Summer 2017

News Worthy

High-flying changes on the North Shore They’ve stood atop Carnegie Science Center’s iconic building since the year 2000: 12-foot-high letters that clearly demarcate the popular North Shore attraction. Their removal was part of the construction necessary to make way for the Science Center’s new, four-story Science Pavilion to be built off the east side of … Continued

Face Time: Richard Pell

Face Time

Richard Pell is an unlikely person to start a new scientific museum, especially one receiving international acclaim. He is, after all, an artist who never took a science course after high school. Yet, inside a small storefront on Penn Avenue in Garfield, he’s exhibiting the kind of plants and animals not found in any conventional … Continued

By Cristina Rouvalis

President’s Note

President's Note

This issue celebrates two proud, distinctive, and interlinked American traditions: a strong, cultural sector and an active culture of philanthropy to support it. Philanthropists, after all, are simply private citizens who join forces with others to advance cultural, social, and educational missions, generously giving time, talent, and treasure to enrich their communities. In other words, … Continued

Big Picture

Basking in the summertime fun of camp at Powdermill Nature Reserve, the environmental research center of Carnegie Museum of Natural History.