Summer 2020 - Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Summer 2020

Cover Story

Making Community

Four Pittsburgh-based creatives give back to their community while finding innovative ways to cope with a drastically changed world.

By Cristina Rouvalis

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Art in the Time of Crisis

Through expressions of grief, fear, and rage, how artists have helped us make sense of past pandemics.

By Barbara Klein

Good Neighbors

Inspired by one of Pittsburgh’s most famous neighbors, a photographer captures his city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Text and photography by Joshua Franzos

The Caretakers

From conservators to custodians, a small and nimble team of museum staff kept Carnegie Museums’ treasures—and each other—safe during the extended COVID-19 closure.

By Julie Hannon

Also in this Issue


First Person

We are for and of each other.

By Stephen J. Tonsor, the Daniel G. and Carole L. Kamin Interim Director, Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Learning, Together


Carnegie Science Center pairs local high schoolers with STEM professionals in a program designed to teach both new skills.

By Kate Benz

History’s Keeper

Person of Interest

For more than two decades, Elizabeth Tufts Brown has stewarded the fascinating and sometimes unwieldy archives of Carnegie Museum of Art.

By Julie Hannon

Q+A: Tim Pearce


In conversation with the head of mollusks at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

By Cristina Rouvalis

Seen+Heard: Summer 2020


In brief, what’s new around the museums.

Five Things: Summer 2020

Five Things

Art and science news you can use.

First Look: Tales from the Carnegie International

First Look

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

Objects of Our Affection: TeleQuest Hot Lips telephone

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.

In Service of Science

Giving Forward

One donor fell so hard for Powdermill Nature Reserve that she’s spent decades helping to propel it forward.

By Julie Hannon

President’s Note: Summer 2020

A message from Steven Knapp

Your Support Matters 2020

Donor Listing

Thank you to our 2019 members and donors

Big Picture

One of the North Shore’s most famous landmark’s, USS Requin is a real-life lesson in history and technology. In active service from 1945 to 1968, in its heyday Requin had a crew of up to 80 sailors and supported both defensive and scientific missions, some of which are still classified.