Carnegie International Exhibition http://wesa.fm en Carnegie Museum Continues Tradition of Building Its Collection Through the International http://wesa.fm/post/carnegie-museum-continues-tradition-building-its-collection-through-international <p>When Andrew Carnegie decided Pittsburgh needed an art museum he did not have any artwork to put in it, so he devised a plan to build a collection using a regularly occurring art exhibition.</p><p>“The genesis for the (Carnegie) International, when it was built in 1896 by Andrew Carnegie, was to bring new art to Pittsburgh and to find ‘the old masters of tomorrow’ and collect them for the museum,” said 2013 Carnegie International Co-Curator Tina Kukielski.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:38:03 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 21546 at http://wesa.fm From Death to Music: Artist Pedro Reyes Makes Instruments from Weapons http://wesa.fm/post/death-music-artist-pedro-reyes-makes-instruments-weapons <p></p><p>When the Carnegie International Exhibition opens Oct. 5, the Hall of Sculptures will be filled with weapons bent on communicating a message of peace, rather than violence.</p><p>Mexico City artist Pedro Reyes transforms guns confiscated and decommissioned by the Mexican military to make works of art that are also musical instruments.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 17077 at http://wesa.fm From Death to Music: Artist Pedro Reyes Makes Instruments from Weapons