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125 Years: A History in Objects Continues

125 Years: A History in Objects Continues

Andy Warhol’s dental molds and the spark for hair-raising science. Artwork anyone can borrow and a dapper dinosaur with its own accessories. A celebration of 125 years of Carnegie Museums continues through the remarkable stories of pieces of museum history.

125 Years: A History in Objects

125 Years: A History in Objects

Soot-covered eastern towhees and a basketball-shooting robot. Victorian muses and Andy Warhol’s guard dog. A celebration of 125 years of Carnegie Museums continues through stories of museum objects.

125 Years. 125 Objects. 125 Stories.

125 Years. 125 Objects. 125 Stories.

A Pennsylvania wildflower and a pedestal fan. A school bus and a shot of homemade lightning. And the dinosaur and one of the first paintings that started it all. To mark 125 years, we’re telling the tales of 125 objects—starting with these 25. Over the next year, ours will be a story, not the story of Carnegie Museums, which begs the question: What would you include?

The Museum Volunteer

The Museum Volunteer

As diverse as their ages, interests, and talents, Carnegie Museums volunteers fill a variety of roles.

The Caretakers

The Caretakers

From conservators to custodians, a small and nimble team of museum staff kept Carnegie Museums’ treasures—and each other—safe during the extended COVID-19 closure.

History’s Keeper

History’s Keeper

For more than two decades, Elizabeth Tufts Brown has stewarded the fascinating and sometimes unwieldy archives of Carnegie Museum of Art.