Help us open the exhibition 20/20: The Studio Museum in Harlem and Carnegie Museum of Art with a summer afternoon of music, conversation, art-making, reflection, and outdoor fun. Join exhibition tours, participate in special activities for the whole family, participate in an artwork by Pittsburgh artist Edith Abeyta, enjoy bites from local food trucks, and dance to beats in our Sculpture Court with Pittsburgh’s 1Hood Media.
Our food truck lineup currently includes Sugar & Spice ice cream, Happy Camper Cupcakes, Oh My Grill, Pittsburgh Tortas, and Pittsburgh Sandwich Society.
Edith Abeyta’s Nasothek: pick it, paint it, put it on
For Summer Break, artist Edith Abeyta presents a new collaborative artwork. Participate all day!
What do our body parts reveal about our identity? Back in time, anthropologists colonized the body with measurements, photographs, drawings, and speculations. In the 21st century, bodily identification enmeshes with technology to categorize, record, accuse and protect our persons. Scans of our irises keep us safe. Facial recognition software verifies who we are. Fingerprints divulge our criminality. DNA can tell our ancestral story.
Today in Pittsburgh, the Gateway to the West’s “nebby” capital, Abeyta asks you to share your nose not only with her but with others. To acknowledge it as a complex site of comedy and tragedy. To let others adorn themselves with you and experience a temporary body modification with multi-tiered meanings. To release a unique part of yourself so that others can recognize a unique part of themselves. To engage in a performative exchange of appearance, identity, and perspective.
Summer Break Series
Our Third Thursday series for the 18+ crowd is taking a break until September, but that doesn’t mean Carnegie Museum of Art isn’t bringing the fun this summer! Join us July 22 for our family-friendly Summer Break featuring art, interactive activities, special tours, outdoor music, food, beat-the-heat beverages, and more!