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Face Time: Nicole Heller

Face Time: Nicole Heller

Nicole Heller used to spend her days on hands and knees trying to tease apart the secret world of Argentine ants—an invasive insect that has risen to worldwide prominence thanks to its ability to hitch rides on human trade routes. But after several years debating specialized questions about ant behavior with colleagues, Heller, who spent … Continued

Face Time: Liz Whitewolf

Face Time: Liz Whitewolf

When self-described “maker” Liz Whitewolf learned that her daughters wanted loft beds, she didn’t take them shopping. Instead she helped the girls, then ages 5 and 7, design and build their own. With this, they too caught the maker bug. Now in middle school, the pair uses the laser cutter, 3D printer, and even the … Continued

Face Time: Ingrid Schaffner

Face Time: Ingrid Schaffner

Once a year, curator Ingrid Schaffner delivers a lecture titled What Is Contemporary? She begins with a declaration: “I will never answer this, so come back next year.” Then she wrestles with the ever-evolving answer for the next 90 minutes. When Schaffner was named curator of the 2018 Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art’s signature … Continued

Face Time: Jeffrey Inscho

Face Time: Jeffrey Inscho

At the far end of Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Bird Hallway is a half-sized door that has intrigued visitors for decades. Now, each time a curious passerby opens it, a hologram of a different treasure from the museum’s collection appears. The only clues to what’s behind the entryway is gold lettering that reads “Section … Continued