March 1, 2013
Bodycast was developed by New York–based visual artist Suzanne Bocanegra and is performed by her and Academy Award-winning actress Frances McDormand. Bocanegra spent time in a body cast from ages 13 to 15 due to scoliosis, an experience that influenced her development as an artist and a woman. Through McDormand, the body cast becomes a vehicle for the discussion of notions of female beauty in the history of art and in life.
Part artist talk, part performance, part essay, part live video installation, Bodycast allows Bocanegra, channeled largely through McDormand, to tell a tale of ancient Rome, Texas rose queens, scoliosis, Scottish tartans, the history of how artists are taught to make art, and how all of us are taught to look at it. Its debut performance is at Carnegie Museum of Art on March 1. It will have its New York premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in the fall.
February 21, 2013
Happy hour has never been so interesting! Learn about Oh Snap! Your Take on Our Photographs, a collaborative photography project where you can share your own photos in our gallery. Stay afterwards for the free launch party of Oh Snap!
February 14, 2013
Photographs of love and romance in the exhibition Yours Truly inspire this special evening focusing on the “marrying” of flavors in food and grapes. Nick Biondi from Majestic Wines and Spirits will discuss Meritage wines and the ancient art of blending grapes (Cabernet, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah, Malbec, Petite Verdot, Chardonnay, and Semillon) into wines prized for their unique taste and quality. Space is limited; $122 ($110 members) per person. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
Join Jason T. Busch, exhibition co-curator and curator of decorative arts and design; curatorial assistant Dawn Reid; and Lucy Stewart, associate curator of education for insights on style and innovation in the design of groundbreaking objects for modern life.
February 9, 2013
The Heinz Architectural Center is turning 20, and we’re kicking off a year of special events with a birthday party—you can be a part of the fun! We’re pairing local architects with local bakeries to create architecture-inspired cakes to mark our big day. Come vote on (and taste!) some of their creations. The cakes—and their bakers and designers—will be our special guests at a party in the Heinz Architectural Center.
This is a FREE event! Learn more at 2020.cmoa.org.
Cake design teams include:
The Design Alliance and Gluuteny
Loysen + Kreuthmeier Architects and Prantl’s
Springboard Design and Sugar ‘N Spires
Perkins Eastman and Madison Ave Cakes
Young Architects Forum (YAF) and Dozen Bake Shop
February 7, 2013
Annamarie V. Sandecki, archivist at Tiffany & Co., New York, examines the participation of Tiffany & Co. at the world’s fairs from the late 19th through the mid-20th centuries.
February 3, 2013
Pittsburgh industrialists Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick were both inspired by their visits to the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. This inspiration and other fascinating themes are considered in Carnegie Museum of Art’s exhibition Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851–1939 and the Clayton thematic tour Going to the Fair: Meeting the Modern World, which both run until February 24.
Join us at the Frick Art Museum as Carnegie and Frick curators discuss the impact of this fascinating and pivotal world’s fair on the industrialists’ cultural legacies in Pittsburgh.
Bill Bodine, Director, Frick Art & Historical Center
Dawn Reid, Curatorial Assistant, Decorative Arts and Design, Carnegie Museum of Art
Rachel Delphia, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, Carnegie Museum of Art
Amanda Gillen, Assistant Curator of Education and Collections for Clayton, Frick Art & Historical Center
Sarah Hall,Director of Curatorial Affairs, Frick Art & Historical Center
January 31, 2013
This 50-minute film created by the Pittsburgh-based Westinghouse Company follows a fictitious Midwestern family—the Middletons—through the company’s pavilion at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Associate curator of decorative arts and design Rachel Delphia leads a discussion after the film.
January 26, 2013
The Warhol is thrilled to welcome back the iconic and highly influential songwriter and performer Bonnie “Prince” Billy (a.k.a. Will Oldham), through a collaboration with the Carnegie Museum of Art, in conjunction with the exhibition, Cory Arcangel: Masters. Don’t miss this unique evening with the Drag City Records stalwart who, over the past quarter-century, has made an idiosyncratic journey through, and an indelible mark on, the worlds of indie rock and independent cinema. Oldham will release the special holiday 7” Christmas Eve Can Kill You with Dawn McCarthy and a new full length record is planned for early ’13. Opening the show is Title TK (artist Cory Arcangel, musician and writer Alan Licht, and artist and curator Howie Chen), self-described as “a banter-prone band” that has been referred to as “a cross between David Antin and Spinal Tap”. And Licht also edited the recently published autobiography, Will Oldham on Bonnie “Prince” Billy.
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