Members-Only Virtual Events
While enjoying Carnegie Museums from Home, the Members-Only edition, you gain access to world-class curators and collections through exclusive experiences designed just for members. Travel through time, gaze upon masterpieces, chat with scientists, and learn more about the museums you love, all from the comfort of your home.
Can’t attend one of the live events? In many cases, recordings will be posted on this page a few days after the event. (Due to copyright restrictions, we can’t record virtual events that show artworks not in the public domain. We note in the event description if a recording will not be made available).
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What Happens in the Life of a Tree
Saturday, May 30, 10–11 a.m
Join Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Director of Science Rose-Marie Muzika to learn all about the art and science of dendrochronology (the study of tree rings). She’ll explain how scientists use tree rings to understand what was happening locally or globally, recently or thousands of years ago.
A Very Andy Show-and-Tell with Donald Warhola
Thursday, June 4, 7 p.m.
Andy Warhol was an artist with global fame and celebrities for friends, but to Donald Warhola he was always just “Uncle Andy.” Donald frequently visited his uncle in New York City, and is excited to host a show and tell of a selection of items Warhol gave him on those trips. This is a special opportunity to learn about a side of Warhol most never got to see.
Members’ Movie Night
Thursday, June 11, 7 p.m.
You’re invited to an out-of-this-world virtual date night! Cozy up on the couch and enjoy an exclusive screening of the brand-new documentary Spaceship Earth as well as a free pint of Klavon’s ice cream.
Virtual Star Party
Friday, June 12, 7 p.m.
Join us for a digital tour of the cosmos with the staff of Carnegie Science Center’s Buhl Planetarium. Explore the constellations of the summer night sky then travel to the Red Planet and preview the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission, launching in July!
Zoom In: Artist Self-Portraits
Sunday, June 14, 2–3 p.m.
Join the Carnegie Museum of Art for a virtual collection tour highlighting artists’ depictions of themselves. Zoom in on details that reflect both public and private aspects of their lives and personalities.
When we’re able, we’re recording virtual content created just for members. Due to copyright restrictions, we’re unable to record virtual events that show artworks not in the public domain.
Secrets Behind the Science Center’s Flip Clock
Join Mechatronics Engineer Doug DeHaven on a journey from design to construction of the largest binary flip clock every created. Learn how all the letters in STEAM were used to bring this project to life. Recorded on May 6, 2020
Everything Wrong with Jurassic Park
Is a T-rex’s vision based on movement? Were velociraptors really that deadly? Matt Lamanna, Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s very own dinosaur hunter, is here to give you the facts and tell you about his current research.
Recorded on May 16, 2020
Virtual Collection Tour: Zoom in on the Details
Do you miss our monthly member tours at Carnegie Museum of Art? We do, too! Join one of their talented docents on a virtual tour of the collection, and get reacquainted with some of your favorite works of art.
Recorded May 17, 2020
Inner Circles Event*: A Curator’s Guide to Working From Home
Tune in at 5:30 p.m. for a special happy half-hour with art critic Blake Gopnik. His new biography Warhol is the product of extensive research in The Warhol archives. Afterwards, Milton Fine Curator of Art Jessica Beck will give you the scoop on her current research on Andy Warhol and share what it’s like to create an exhibition from home.
* Are you curious about what it’s like to be a part of the Inner Circles? Feel free to sign up for this event – open to members of all levels as a special sneak preview of our Inner Circle event series.
Recorded May 21, 2020