Member Appreciation Week+
Whether you’re a stargazer, an art-lover, a natural history nerd, or an Andy Warhol super fan, we are incredibly grateful that you’re a member of the Carnegie Museums family. Over 10 days, we’d like to say “thank you” by inviting you to meet staff and engage with experiences that make your museums special. Laugh and learn with our curator of mollusks, tap into your inner artist with Carnegie Museum of Art, blast off into the winter sky with the Buhl Planetarium team, reminisce about “Uncle Andy” with Donald Warhola, and travel to Africa with the Virtual Curated Travel Program. There’s something for everyone during this week of celebration!
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Member shopping days are back from November 7–30!
Enjoy a 20% discount in-stores and in the new online store. Visit stores.carnegiemuseums.org and enter coupon code CMPMember at checkout.
We Love Our Members Day: Museums of Art and Natural History
Saturday, November 7, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
ON-SITE EVENT – Free admission to Dinosaur Armor
On the opening day of Member Appreciation Week+, come visit us at the Museums of Art and Natural History. Members can see the traveling exhibition Dinosaur Armor for free, and we’ll have a few goodies (while supplies last!) for you to take home. Explore other new exhibitions such as Trevor Paglen: Opposing Geometries, or get a jump on your holiday shopping by using your 20% members’ discount in the museum stores. All of this to say “thank you!” for being part of the Carnegie Museums family. Reserve your timed tickets now to attend on November 7.
Zoom In: Teacher Artists – Artist Teachers
Sunday, November 8, 2 p.m.
Join Carnegie Museum of Art for a virtual collection tour honoring teachers who had careers as artists, as well as artists who were incredible teachers and mentors. The museum’s talented team of docents will Zoom in on the details that you may overlook in the gallery and share the colorful stories behind some incredible artists.
Q&A with Curator of Mollusks, Tim Pearce
Tuesday, November 10, 6 p.m.
Tim Pearce has loved mollusks since he was a child, transporting a collection of snails around in a cottage cheese carton at the age of three. Now he’s the head of the section of mollusks at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, a collection made up of about 1.4 million specimens. The social media “shell-ebrity” himself will be at your service with a joke or two, and answers to your questions about snails, octopi, clams, and more!
Andy Warhol: In Remembrance
Wednesday, November 11, 7 p.m.
Buried at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery in Bethel Park, Andy Warhol’s resting place is a pilgrimage site for the many inspired by his life and work. Join Warhol’s nephew, Donald Warhola, and artist Madelyn Roehrig, to learn about how the pop art icon’s gravesite became a frequent destination for his fans. From Chanel perfume bottles to Coca Cola bottles to Campbell soup cans, visitors have transformed an unassuming grave into a shrine for a world-renown artist.
The African Chronicles Series: Nairobi, Kenya with Giraffe Manor
Wednesday, November 11, Noon
Join us on a trip to Kenya without leaving the comfort of home. Siobhan Byrne Learat, Founder & CEO of Adams & Butler – Private Luxury Travel will take you on a virtual travelogue featuring The African Chronicles Series: Kenya with Giraffe Manor. Discover why Kenya is regarded as the quintessential safari destination through visits to Maasai Mara National Reserve, Segera Ranch and Retreat, The Elephant Orphanage and The Karen Bixen Museum.
Drawing Workshop: Sketching our Collection, Sculpture
Thursday, November 12, Noon
Gather the whole family together and discover who among you is most likely to be the next Van Gogh. Carnegie Museum of Art teaching artist Joke Slagle has designed this drawing workshop for all ages and experience levels. Start out with some simple and fun warm-up exercises, then create a few close observation drawings of sculptures from different time periods in the museum’s collection. All you need is your favorite “mark-making tool” and paper.
Virtual Live Animal Show
Friday, November 13, 4 p.m.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History is home to a variety of animal ambassadors. Meet some of these amazing feathered, furry, and scaly creatures during a virtual live animal encounter just for members. Educators will introduce you to different members of the museum’s living collection, while highlighting interesting behaviors, wildlife habitats, and exciting scientific studies.
Virtual Star Party
Saturday, November 14, 7 p.m.
Journey through the constellations on a digital tour of the cosmos with the staff of Carnegie Science Center’s Buhl Planetarium. Science Educators Mike Hennessy and Charissa Sedor will be your guides as you look up and gaze at the Stars Over Pittsburgh. Specialized software will point the way to the Pleiades star cluster and other wonders in the November night sky. You’ll also hear the inside scoop about the exciting new updates taking place in the planetarium you know and love.
Drawing Workshop: Sketching our Collection, Patterns
Monday, November 16, 7 p.m.
Gather the whole family together and discover who among you is the most likely to be the next Van Gogh. Teaching artist Joke Slagle has designed this drawing workshop for all ages and experience levels. Start out with some simple and fun warm-up exercises, then go on a virtual tour of the galleries, stopping at various objects to collect pattern swatches. Then combine your favorites, and create your own pattern for a piece of furniture.
We Love Our Members Day: Science Center
Tuesday, November 17, 12–7 p.m.
ON-SITE EVENT – Premieres of New Technology and Renovations
On the last day of Member Appreciation Week+, we’re featuring low touch and high excitement. Blast off your holiday season and be the first to soar the solar system in the newly renovated Buhl Planetarium, now with one of the most technologically advanced systems in the country. You’ll also be the first to see the exciting new model in the Miniature Railroad & Village® (it’s a secret until Nov. 17!) This is also one of the last opportunities to see Mummies of the World: the Exhibition before it closes. Enjoy all four floors of exhibits and see fun science demonstrations designed for the curious-minded. Reserve your timed tickets now to attend on November 17.