Summer 2021 - Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Summer 2021

Cover Story

Perseverance and the Ongoing Search for Life on Mars

The plucky rover and its helicopter sidekick are exploring new parts of the red planet to learn whether alien organisms once lived there.

By Ramin Skibba

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Choosing Science

Four researchers at Carnegie Museum of Natural History recount what ignited their fervor for the natural world.

By Cristina Rouvalis

125 Years: A History in Objects Continues

Andy Warhol’s dental molds and the spark for hair-raising science. Artwork anyone can borrow and a dapper dinosaur with its own accessories. A celebration of 125 years of Carnegie Museums continues through the remarkable stories of pieces of museum history.

Notes from the  Front Lines

The visitor services leaders at the four museums reflect on a year like no other.

By Julie Hannon

Also in this Issue

Cities are Not Biological Deserts

First Person

What could happen if we planned city projects with biodiversity in mind?

By Nicole Heller, Curator of Anthropocene Studies at Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Q+A: Scottie Flora


In conversation with The Andy Warhol Museum’s lead gallery attendant.

By Julie Hannon

Five Things: Summer 2021

Five Things

Art and science news you can use.

Seen+Heard: Summer 2021


In brief, what’s new around the museums.

Closer Look: A Portrait by Uncle Andy

Closer Look

A new perspective on familiar offerings at Carnegie Museums.

President’s Note: Summer 2021

President's Note

A message from Steven Knapp

All in for Carnegie Science Center

Giving Forward

Knowing firsthand how the informal learning adventures at Carnegie Science Center can help kids dream big, one donor couple wants to expand who has access.

By Julie Hannon

Objects of Our Affection: inverting by Elle Pérez

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.

Your Support Matters 2021

Donor Listing

Thank you to our 2020 members and donors

Big Picture

Spectacular river views are part of every visit to the Science Center, especially during the summer months, when visitors can make a day of it and hit the Three Rivers Heritage Trail before or after their science-filled adventures. The RiverView Café is accessible directly from the trail, with plenty of outdoor seating.