Phyllida Barlow

Arts & Culture
3:38 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Carnegie Museum Continues Tradition of Building Its Collection Through the International

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.

“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.

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Carnegie International 2013
7:57 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Barlow's Art Extends the Carnegie International to Forbes Avenue

Sections of Phyllida Barlow's creation for the Carnegie International wait to be installed in the work that extends from the museum's front door to the sidewalk along Forbes Avenue.
Credit Mark Nootbaar / 90.5 WESA

Carnegie International artist Phyllida Barlow makes big art. 

“I want to reach sculpturally into spaces that are beyond my reach. I’m not really interested in making monumental works, but more anti-monumental works,” Barlow said.

“I hope, despite their size, there is an intimacy within the way the sections, or the pieces, are actually made, that are all to do with being all well within my reach as a human being.”

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