Artist Marie Watt collects different types of materials that each contain stories, histories, and personal narratives. Throughout 2023, Watt salvaged steel and developed a lexicon of language with community collaborators, including museum art educators and the Pittsburgh Poetry Collective. Watt’s collection of materials speaks to western Pennsylvania’s industrial past.
Celebrate the opening of Watt’s exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art by commemorating the creative relationships integral to the exhibition. Join a conversation in The Carnegie Museum of Art Theater between Marie and her local collaborators.
Immediately following the conversation, join museum art educators for sensory activities inspired by the exhibition. These activities bring together art-making and the music of Marvin Gaye, drawing parallels to Watt’s own process of listening to Gaye’s “What’s Going On?” while researching Pittsburgh history. It is designed for all skill levels, and all ages are welcome.
Before, and throughout the opening program, participants are encouraged to view Watt’s work in the Forum Gallery.