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125 years of great art
Published on the occasion of Carnegie Museums’ 125th anniversary, Carnegie Museum of Art’s new Collection Handbook features more than 200 classics from the museum’s vast holdings, including contemporary works by the “old masters of tomorrow”—an aspiration of founder Andrew Carnegie. Essays by museum staff, past and present, tell the stories of the works’ creation and how they were acquired. Now available for purchase in the museum store and online at stores.carnegiemuseums.org—it’s a perfect holiday gift for any art lover!
Access for All
Carnegie Museums is making membership something everyone can afford and enjoy. A new set of Community Access Memberships includes a free Teen Membership available to all teens ages 13 to 18; a $20 Family Access Membership available to individuals and families facing economic barriers to membership; and a complimentary Organizational Outreach Membership available to eligible community-based nonprofits so that their staff can visit the museums at no cost, with up to 10 members of the communities they serve, per visit. “There is surely no better way to embark on our next 125 years,” said Steven Knapp, president and CEO of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.
On November 12, The Andy Warhol Museum unveiled Over The Rainbow, a site-specific mural by Miami-based artist Typoe, painted on the Rose Way side of the museum’s North Side building. The mural features the artist’s signature style of bold colors, geometry, and pop culture motifs, with inspiration coming from The Warhol’s collection and its surrounding neighborhood.
Google touts the power of Pittsburgh’s arts community
New to the Google Arts & Culture platform is Pittsburgh: Proud and Powerful, a salute to the city’s transition “from manufacturing might to creative powerhouse.” Carnegie Museum of Art is among the 15 local cultural organizations showcasing a total of 55 stories and 3,200 artifacts from around the city. The Museum of Art’s contribution connects visitors to life in the city’s 20th-century Black communities through the images of photojournalist Charles “Teenie” Harris.
A history in objects, now searchable
A gorilla named George. Andy Warhol’s “guard dog” Cecil. Hoops the robot. A blue sash right out of a beloved painting. For the past year, Carnegie magazine has published the tales of 125 iconic, quirky, and sometimes little-known pieces of museum history, 25 objects at a time (the last 25 appear in this issue). The photos and stories of all 125 objects now appear together on a searchable microsite at carnegiemuseums.org/125objects. Check out their stories, share your favorites, and tell us what else you would have included at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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