Winter 2022 - Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Winter 2022

Cover Story

A Weighty Conversation

Artists in the 58th Carnegie International explore political questions of global significance.    

By Marylynne Pitz

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The first influencer?

By featuring his high-profile friends through his various media projects, Andy Warhol anticipated much of today’s online culture.

By Cristina Rouvalis

Diversity in nature

Naturalist educators partner with Carnegie Museums to create a more welcoming environment for people of color to explore the outdoors.

By Amy Whipple

Succeeding together

Perry Traditional Academy is working to become one of Pittsburgh’s top-performing high schools. Carnegie Science Center is helping the North Side high school reach its goal.

By Chris Fleisher

Also in this Issue



The Museum of Art is forging deeper connections with older visitors through weekly yoga, drawing, art paths, and more.

By Barbara Klein

Modeling the undead


An iconic chapel from a horror cinema classic now haunts the Miniature Railroad & Village.

By Barbara Klein

The Mystery Of The Little Black Books

Sights Unseen

The missing travelog of Gordon Bailey Washburn makes its way back to the museum he led more than 70 years ago.

By Donald Gilliland

Q+A: Gretchen Baker


In conversation with the Daniel G. and Carole L. Kamin Director of Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

By Chris Fleisher

Connecting Through Art

Giving Forward

Through greater access and representation, one couple hopes to bring art alive for more young people of color.

By Chris Fleisher

Closer Look: Season’s Greetings from Andy Warhol

Closer Look

A new perspective on familiar offerings at Carnegie Museums.

By Chris Fleisher

Seen+Heard: Winter2022


In brief, what’s new around the museums.

Five Things: Winter2022

Five Things

Art and science news you can use.

Objects of Our Affection: Cinnabar

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.

President’s Note: Winter 2022

President's Note

A message from Steven Knapp

Photo: Nic Lockerman

Big Picture

The Tesla coil is a favorite among visitors to Carnegie Science Center’s Works Theater. Named after famed inventor Nikola Tesla, who built the first such high-voltage transformer in 1891, the 10-foot-tall Tesla coil at the Science Center is one of the country’s largest and oldest amateur-made Tesla coils still in operation today. Pittsburgh teenager George Kaufman built it in 1911 in the attic of his family’s Ben Avon home. He donated it to Buhl Planetarium in 1950.