On the Death of Chris Burden, Iconoclast and Art-World Agitator

Epitaph for an American artist known for courting controversy with his work.

POSTED: 05.11.15

A Closer Look at our Visiting Van Gogh Exhibition

Director Lynn Zelevansky takes a closer look at CMOA's Visiting Van Gogh exhibition and the role of art in everyday life.

POSTED: 04.09.15

CMOA Commissions a Sculpture of Pittsburgh Icon Rick Sebak

Pittsburgh icon Rick Sebak has been chosen as the latest model in a series of works featuring contemporary American men.

POSTED: 04.01.15

Shining a Light on the the Hidden Lives of Artworks

Inspired by the exhibition Uncrated: The Hidden Lives of Artworks, Lynn Zelevansky discusses artwork storage and inventorying the collection.

POSTED: 03.26.15

How to Transform Pittsburgh’s Gulf Tower Beacon into a Mood Ring

In February of 2015, Carnegie Museum of Art turned the Gulf Tower beacon into a mood ring for Pittsburgh.

POSTED: 02.10.15

How Participation and Expertise are Key to Museum Experiences

Lynn Zelevansky looks at crowd-sourced museum projects and what approaches might best serve 21st-century audiences.

POSTED: 12.05.14

Conflict Kitchen Reopens Following Death Threats

Last Friday, following death threats, the operators of Conflict Kitchen decided to temporarily close the restaurant.

POSTED: 11.12.14

Shedding Light on the Historical Significance of Hélio Oiticica

Lynn Zelevansky considers the life and work of Hélio Oiticica as well as the importance of personal histories.

POSTED: 10.09.14

Communicating the Mission of the Museum to the World

A museum's mission statement not only tells the world what the institution stands for, it also serves as an invaluable focusing mechanism.

POSTED: 08.08.14

The Museum, Inside and Out

Lynn Zelevansky considers the litany of issues facing museums today, from weakening financial support to generational differences across audiences.

POSTED: 06.27.14
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