Carnegie Museum of Art http://wesa.fm en Free Admission at Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History http://wesa.fm/post/free-admission-carnegie-museums-art-and-natural-history <p>Looking for something fun to do on a Thursday night? The Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History will be offering free admission on all Thursday evenings throughout March.</p><p>From 4-8pm everyone is admitted and parking is only five dollars after 5pm. “A lot of people might not be aware we are open on Thursday nights every week until 8, so if you’re having trouble finding time to come to the museum, you can always go on a Thursday night after work,” said Jonathan Gaugler, Media Relations manager for Carnegie Museum of Art.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 10:35:48 +0000 Jess Lasky 25180 at http://wesa.fm That Weird Fridge in Your Garage May Be Destined for Carnegie Museum of Art http://wesa.fm/post/weird-fridge-your-garage-may-be-destined-carnegie-museum-art <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Last week the Carnegie Museum of Art posted a <a href="https://twitter.com/cmoa/status/410810008213798912/photo/1">tweet</a> with an old advertisement for a 1960 Westinghouse Center Drawer Refrigerator asking,</p><blockquote><p><strong>“Have you seen one of these in your garage or in your neighbor’s basement?”</strong></p></blockquote><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:01:19 +0000 Heather McClain 21516 at http://wesa.fm That Weird Fridge in Your Garage May Be Destined for Carnegie Museum of Art After a Busy Shopping Weekend, Tuesday Becomes a Day to Give http://wesa.fm/post/after-busy-shopping-weekend-tuesday-becomes-day-give <p>Black Friday and Buy Local Saturday have come and gone, and Cyber Monday is just around the corner, but nonprofits across the region are hoping Pittsburghers will still have a little something in their checking accounts come Tuesday.</p><p>More than 7,800 organizations across the world are encouraging people to donate to charities and nonprofits to mark what has become known as Giving Tuesday.</p><p>The United Nations Foundation and 92d Street Y launched the initiative last year, and it trended globally on Twitter as #GivingTuesday.</p> Sun, 01 Dec 2013 08:30:00 +0000 Jessica Nath 20510 at http://wesa.fm 2013 Carnegie International Explores a Sense of Place & Play http://wesa.fm/post/2013-carnegie-international-explores-sense-place-play <p>Founded in 1896, the Carnegie International is one of the world’s longest-running exhibitions of contemporary art. The International has become Pittsburgh’s premiere event for groundbreaking modern art. The <a href="http://ci13.cmoa.org/">2013 Carnegie International</a> marks the first time three curators have been chosen.</p><p>Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers, and Tina Kukielski were tasked with finding art which portrays a sense of place. One of the first things they all discussed was how an exhibition of international ambition, can have its roots in Pittsburgh, in a meaningful way. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 23:52:14 +0000 Heather McClain 17033 at http://wesa.fm 2013 Carnegie International Explores a Sense of Place & Play Voting Underway to Save PA's 'Endangered Artifacts' http://wesa.fm/post/voting-underway-save-pas-endangered-artifacts <p>A statewide campaign top save Pennsylvania’s “Top 10 Endangered Artifacts” has begun.</p><p>Through Nov. 1, people can go online, vote, and if they want, give money to museums to help preserve their works.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 18:48:44 +0000 Tim Camerato 17003 at http://wesa.fm 2-Minute Film Fest Returns to the Carnegie Museum of Art http://wesa.fm/post/2-minute-film-fest-returns-carnegie-museum-art <p>The 2-Minute Film Festival returns to the Carnegie Museum of Art this summer with a child-like image.</p><p>This year’s theme, “At Play,” encourages applicants to test boundaries, take risks and bring out their childhood creativity.</p><p>The 2-Minute Film Festival showcases more than 30 of the best two-minute movies submitted by people from around the country. Judges are looking for the briefest films that best capture the idea of play. Each movie shown at the festival is eligible for the People’s Choice and Juror’s Choice awards.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 10496 at http://wesa.fm A Rare Painting Highlights the Value of Art in Public Schools http://wesa.fm/post/rare-painting-highlights-value-art-public-schools <p></p><p>For the Pittsburgh public school district, the value of art can not be over stated. Earlier this week a rare painting called "Interior, Light from the Window" by Henri Le Sidaner, donated to the district by a group called Friends of Art, was sold in auction for more than $750,000. The money will benefit the financially strapped Pittsburgh Public Schools.</p><p>For nearly a century, Friends of Art has donated more than 300 works of art to the district. Most were created by local artists and like the Sidaner painting, many are displayed in school offices and other buildings throughout the district.</p><blockquote><p><strong>Guest Louise Lippincott</strong>, head of the department of fine arts at the Carnegie Museum of Art, has followed the history of the Sidaner painting Fri, 10 May 2013 00:48:32 +0000 Heather McClain 9292 at http://wesa.fm A Rare Painting Highlights the Value of Art in Public Schools Carnegie International Artists List Unveiled Online Via Photos, Social Media http://wesa.fm/post/carnegie-international-artists-list-unveiled-online-photos-social-media <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/63070252" webkitallowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="323" width="575"></iframe></p><p>More than 100 years ago, Andrew Carnegie launched an art museum by charging the curator of the first Carnegie International to find the “old masters of tomorrow.”&nbsp;</p><p>Last week the three curators of the 2013 Carnegie International released the names of 35 artists and groups of artists from 19 countries they think live up to that challenge.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:19:16 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 7471 at http://wesa.fm Carnegie International Artists List Unveiled Online Via Photos, Social Media Artist-Designed Play Sculpture Ready In Late April Outside Carnegie Museum http://wesa.fm/post/artist-designed-play-sculpture-ready-late-april-outside-carnegie-museum <p></p><p>A "Lozziwurm" play sculpture among the trees will be ready near the Carnegie Museum of Art's main entrance in Oakland. &nbsp;The "Lozziwurm" is a colorful, twisting, tubular play structure designed by Swiss artist Yvan Pestalozzi in 1972. This is the first US installation of a "Lozziwurm" and it will be open to the public.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 20:45:02 +0000 Nick Jovonovich 1554 at http://wesa.fm Artist-Designed Play Sculpture Ready In Late April Outside Carnegie Museum