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Recent Acquisitions: Works on Paper

January 16 – April 11

Recent Acquisitions: Works on Paper mixes the old and the new in one gallery, showing an eclectic mix of prints, drawings and photographs. Acquisitions by the Fine Arts department include engravings and etchings by 16th- and 17th-century old masters, as well as its first prints by Paul Gauguin and Pablo Picasso. 

The Contemporary Art department is challenged by Andrew Carnegie’s mandate to collect “the old masters of tomorrow.” The focus is on art created after 1945, made by emerging artists early in their careers, or by artists whose careers were established in the past half-century. Recent works by contemporaries include an enormous lithograph by Pop artists James Rosenquist as well as work by Chuck Close and Peter Campus. 

The core collection of the Heinz Architectural Center is based on works on paper such as drawings and photographs, and recent acquisitions range from 18th century drawings to a digitally deconstructed view of an office building that helps architects work with theories and abstractions.


A Pioneering Website for Carnegie Museum of Art 

Explore Carnegie Museum of Art on-line as never before at  Informatics Studio, Inc., Pittsburgh, has created a dynamic presentation for everything the museum offers.  The site is large and has many levels of information, but is easy to navigate without getting lost. Visually lively with colors, animation, and roll overs, this site takes on-line visitors to collection highlights such as The Chariot of Aurora and the Impressionist collection, and also provides the latest news about programs, activities and exhibitions such as the 1999 Carnegie International.  An interactive “Timeline” lets you explore cross-continental trends in art from about 1800 to the present.

Todd Cavalier, president of Informatics Studio, Inc., says the site is a pioneering effort among art museum websites in its size and programming, but adherence to traditional design principles has produced an extremely elegant electronic environment. 

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