Author Archives: Dacia Massengill, Communications Specialist

Sneak Peek: Carnegie Trees


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Enjoy a first look at this year’s Carnegie Trees at tonight’s preview party!

A holiday tradition since 1961, Carnegie Trees is an annual event featuring six 20-foot Colorado spruce trees alongside our renowned Neapolitan presepio in the Hall of Architecture. This holiday season, each tree will be adorned with ornaments that celebrate the art of play—a prevalent theme in the 2013 Carnegie International.

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This year’s designers include Mernie Berger and Lowrie Ebbert; Carole Kamin; Nancy Lewis with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh; Cynthia Cooley and Suzanne McLaughlin; Laura Beattie with Frick Art & Historical Center; and the Society for Contemporary Craft.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Thanks to AIR & There Ultra Lounge!


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On Friday, September 20 we gathered at Artists Image Resource (AIR) on the North Side to celebrate the impending arrival of the 2013 Carnegie International. It’s the 56th installment of the beloved contemporary art exhibition, and curators Dan, Daniel, and Tina were joined by artists of AIR’s Resident Artist’s Projects and members of literary and comic artist collective Cyberpunk Apocalypse. Throughout the night appetites were satisfied with delicious vittles from Franktuary, Dozen Bake Shop, and Brassero Grill, while DJ Mizerak of Standard Issue Citizen kept booties shakin’.

lingocardAnd last Friday night we joined Gallery Crawl revelers for a fun, game filled night at There Ultra Lounge in the Cultural District. With only 7 days until the official opening of the 2013 Carnegie International, we took to the streets to challenge brave folks with LINGO—a special game of seek-and-find where participants searched for a set of terms in the art labels at the various galleries. Those who took the challenge walked away with sweet International swag.

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate with us! You can keep up to date with the latest event info for the International on the exhibition website.

A New Scarf for Dippy


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Last week the Carnegie Museum of Art showed up at Tee Rex Syndicate with a very special project for students of Elroy Elementary School’s Art Connections program: creating a brand new, 2013 Carnegie International scarf for our beloved Dippy the Dinosaur.

Students in the program were led through all stages of the silk-screening process by Tee Rex’s very own Brad Towell. They later used this knowledge to help create the scarf Dippy will be wearing to usher in the 2013 Carnegie International, opening Saturday, October 5, 2013. The students also created their own limited edition t-shirts for the exhibition and learned more about the show and the Lozziwurm play structure (currently located at the front of Carnegie Museum of Art) from International co-curator Daniel Baumann.