Summer 2018 - Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Summer 2018

Cover Story

A Life in Lego

How a corporate lawyer-turned-artist transformed a favorite childhood toy into sought-after artwork, inspiring countless kids to rethink what is art and who can make it.

By Cristina Rouvalis

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The Invention of Andy Warhol

Pre-Mad Men, Andy Warhol took Madison Avenue by storm with his unconventional and wildly successful illustrations for mass-market advertising, setting the stage for his rise as Pop pioneer.

By Barbara Klein

Living in a Bug’s World

In a time of unprecedented environmental change, a small and determined brigade of Carnegie Museum bug scientists is redefining the power and urgency of museum collections. Now, as the team’s intrepid leader prepares for retirement, the hunt goes on.

By Julie Hannon

Museum Collections and the Stories They Tell

In a major reimagining of its postwar and contemporary galleries, Carnegie Museum of Art teases out art’s unique ability to link past and present.

By Eric Crosby, The Richard Armstrong Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

Also in this Issue

The Fine Art of Louise Lippincott

Artistic License

The longtime curator reflects on 27 years of artful collaboration—and winning sports teams.

By Barbara Klein

How I Fell in Love with Science

Science and Nature

More than 2,000 area students participate in STEM competitions each year through Carnegie Science Center. For some, it ignites a lifelong passion for science.

By Cristina Rouvalis

News Worthy

News Worthy

Meet Andy CarnegieBot, your guide to summer adventure June 9 marks the start of the 2018 Summer Adventure at all four Carnegie Museums. As members visit the museums, attend specially planned events (think fashion and ice cream!), and take part in museum scavenger hunts and digital trivia, you’ll earn stamps to boost your chances to … Continued

Face Time: Nicole Heller

Face Time

Nicole Heller used to spend her days on hands and knees trying to tease apart the secret world of Argentine ants—an invasive insect that has risen to worldwide prominence thanks to its ability to hitch rides on human trade routes. But after several years debating specialized questions about ant behavior with colleagues, Heller, who spent … Continued

By Jason Bittel

Directors’ Note

Director's Note

On one very cold day last January, after nearly a decade of planning, we took our first hard-hat tour of Carnegie Science Center’s new expansion, the PPG SCIENCE PAVILION™—what now includes the FedEx STEM Learning Labs, the Scaife Exhibit Gallery, and the event venue PointView Hall. It was gratifying and exhilarating to finally “feel” these … Continued

Tribute to Our Donors

Thank You to Donors

With deep appreciation, we salute all that our donors make possible at the four Carnegie Museums and in schools and neighborhoods across the region. We also acknowledge, by name, those donors who supported the operations of the museums through their leadership gifts in 2017.

Andy Warhol, Multiple Fashion Accessories, (detail), 1950s, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Big Picture

Adman: Warhol Before Pop is on view at The Warhol through September 2.