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.
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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“The Charlie Chaplin Live Picture Show” with pianist Tom Roberts
Thursday, July 9, 7 p.m.
Join the Carnegie Science Center and pianist Tom Roberts for a night of live music and silent films. In the spirit of Chaplin’s incredible legacy, listen to Robert’s original arrangements performed live against Chaplin’s films. Roberts has played everywhere from New York’s Carnegie Hall and the Tonight Show to the major jazz clubs in the French Quarter.
Some Good News from the Age of Dinosaurs
Saturday, July 11, 10 a.m.
In honor of the opening of temporary exhibition Dinosaur Armor, tune in to hear Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Matt Lamanna discuss some of his and his collaborators’ latest exciting discoveries from the world of dinosaurs. Afterward, Dr. Lamanna will take your questions about all things paleontological!
Zoom In: A Sense of Place
Sunday, July 12, 2 p.m.
Tune in for a virtual tour featuring works of art from the Carnegie Museum of Art’s expansive collection. One of the museum’s talented docents will be zooming in on the details, giving you a closer look at masterpieces than you can see in the galleries.
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.
Recorded May 21, 2020
All About Salamanders!
Carnegie Science Center is giving members a sneak preview! Go behind the scenes with resident salamanders and Animal and Habitat Specialist Carla Littleton. After watching the video, join Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Assistant Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles Jen Sheridan for a live Q&A. Good luck stumping her!
Recorded May 27, 2020
All Aboard! The Miniature Railroad & Village Through the Years
The Miniature Railroad & Village is turning 100 this year. Patty Everly, curator of historic exhibits at the Science Center, shares the beloved exhibit’s unique history and some of her favorite memories as its expert caretaker.
What Happens in the Life of a Tree
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 explains how scientists use tree rings to understand what was happening locally or globally, recently or thousands of years ago.
Recorded May 30, 2020
Virtual Star Party
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!
Recorded June 12, 2020
Zoom In: Artist Self-Portraits
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.
Recorded June 14, 2020
A Very Andy Show-and-Tell with Donald Warhola
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.
Recorded June 18, 2020
Hummingbirds, Bees, and Coffee:
The Consequences of Deforestation in the Tropics
Join Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Curator of Birds Chase Mendenhall to find out how deforestation in the tropics is impacting pollinators such as hummingbirds and bees. Sip on your own cup of coffee while learning about the benefits of climate-friendly coffee farming for local fauna.
Recorded June 20, 2020