Antiques Show, April 18–20

Antique collectors, mark your calendars for the Fifth Annual Antiques Show at Carnegie Museum of Art April 18–20. More than 40 dealers from the U.S and England will be here with antiques from across the country. Sponsored by the Women’s Committee of the Carnegie Museum of Art, the show benefits the museum’s fund for the restoration and installation of the 1935 Art Deco panels originally made for the French ocean liner Normandie and scheduled for exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art in 1998. The show is in the halls of Architecture and Sculpture and in the Music Hall Foyer. Tickets are $7 at the door for members, $8 for non-members, and include admission into the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History. The Antiques Show will be open 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19, and noon-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 20.

Be among the first to see the Antiques Show by attending the Preview Party on Thursday, April 17, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The $75 ticket includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and three-day admission to the Antiques Show and the museums. On Friday, April 18, at 11:00 a.m. in Carnegie Music Hall, renowned interior designer Bunny Williams presents a lecture on Perceptions in Design. Williams is a protégé of Sister Parish and co-owner of the New York City garden shop Treillage. Tickets for the lecture are $25 and include Friday admission to the Antiques Show. All tickets may be purchased by calling 622-3325.

Upcoming Film Series and a $-Saving Offer

If you’re a fan of the contemporary (and sometimes classic), culturally diverse films shown in the Museum of Art Theater, join the club—the CineClub, that is. For an annual fee of $25, you will enjoy a year’s worth of films for only $2 per screening. If you usually bring a friend, take out a double membership for $40 and you each get in for $2. CineClub members also receive each film schedule by mail.

Three film series are under way during the months of March and April, and the Museum of Art offers additional screenings on weekend afternoons or some films. On Thursday nights at 8:00 and Sundays at 3:00, there is a rare opportunity to explore diverse issues and perspectives on Algeria in films by Algerian and European directors made about that volatile North African country.

On Friday nights at 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. through the first part of May, a series of classic 1920s and ‘30s European and American films are scheduled in conjunction with the Museum of Art exhibition Designing the Modern World, 1885–1945: The Arts of Reform and Persuasion (see feature story in this issue). Most films are followed by a discussion. Highlights from the series include Failsafe and Chaplin’s Modern Times, as well as Busby Berkeley’s Gold Diggers and Cecil B. DeMille’s astonishing Art Deco sci-fi hit, Madame Satan.

On Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 p.m., see films by Japanese director Yasuzo Masumura. Most of these films will be seen here for the first time in the U.S. Special schedule March 27–29. Call 622-3212 for details. No films on Easter Sunday, March 30. All films are shown in the Museum of Art Theater. For more information about films and the CineClub, call the Department of Film and Video at 622-3212 or visit the website at


Designing the Modern World 1885–1945: The Arts of Reform and Persuasion


Art and Economics: Industrial Design from Wedgwood to Tupperware

TREASURE ROOM THROUGH JUNE 22 This exhibition examines the relationship between art and economics through factory-made, mass- or limited- production objects from the mid-18th century to the present. This exhibition complements Designing the Modern World 1885–1945: The Arts of Reform and Persuasion.

Abstraction in Europe and America, 1910–1945

SCAIFE GALLERY MARCH 1–JUNE 15Fifty abstract prints and drawings by artists such as Americans Arshile Gorky, Charles Biederman and
Burgoyne Diller, and Europeans Georges Braque and the Russian constructivists.

On Paper

FORUM GALLERY THROUGH APRIL 13This exhibition of recent acquisitions includes drawings, prints and photographs by contemporary artists such as Eric Fischel, Barry Shields, Barry Leva and Janet Towbin.

Thaddeus Mosley

FORUM GALLERY APRIL 19–JULY 20 This respected wood carver has been especially active during the last four years, and this exhibition of his recent works is his second show at Carnegie Museum of Art.

The Old World Builds the New: The Guastavino Company and the Technology of the Catalan Vault, 1889–1962


Between 1885 and 1962 a remarkable number of buildings by some of the period’s most important American architects incorporated a Spanish system of tile construction known by the name of the Catalan family that brought it to the United States, Guastavino. The exhibition includes original architectural drawings, photographs, technical materials and samples of the tile. Several Pittsburgh buildings are represented.