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Painting’s Broad Brush

Painting’s Broad Brush

Whether using canvas, ceramics, or textiles, today’s contemporary artists are rethinking what else a painting can be.

Reconstructing History

Reconstructing History

Reflecting a world in transition, artists use their stage to wrestle with the past and confront contemporary issues of borders, boundaries, and labor.

The Road to the International

The Road to the International

Nearly all of the artwork for this year’s Carnegie International is being created new for the exhibition—and, in turn, for Pittsburgh. Curator Ingrid Schaffner started her travel research in 2016, right after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, known as Brexit, and not long before Donald Trump was elected president. “International has … Continued

Where Tears Turn to Crystals

Where Tears Turn to Crystals

In a rewriting of history, Devan Shimoyama constructs his own magic, reclaiming moments of sorrow and fear as beauty for queer black men.

Museum Collections and the Stories They Tell

Museum Collections and the Stories They Tell

In a major reimagining of its postwar and contemporary galleries, Carnegie Museum of Art teases out art’s unique ability to link past and present.

The Invention of Andy Warhol

The Invention of Andy Warhol

Pre-Mad Men, Andy Warhol took Madison Avenue by storm with his unconventional and wildly successful illustrations for mass-market advertising, setting the stage for his rise as Pop pioneer.

Starstruck

Starstruck

Part of Andy Warhol’s Pop-art genius is rooted in his boyhood fascination with movie stars, the springboard for a lifelong infatuation with fame and celebrity culture.

Meaningful Beauty

Meaningful Beauty

These art collectors get great satisfaction building their collections—and giving them away.