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Carnegie Int’l
57th ed., 2018

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Museum Joy!

21 Feb 2019

Carnegie International Announces Closing Weekend Program

Pittsburgh, PA.—Museum joy may be everlasting, but the 57th Carnegie International is not. From now until March 25, Carnegie Museum of Art’s signature exhibition is alive with artist talks, creative drawing sessions (Kerry James Marshall conducts a session on March 7), and daily gallery activations. A celebratory weekend of events will mark the closing of Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018.

Curator Ingrid Schaffner calls this iteration “an intensely crafted curatorial project” and offers the expansive concept of “shifting terrain” for apprehending forces that are shaping global culture today. The International invites visitors—Guide publication in hand—to explore the immense Carnegie Museum as both context and content for a series of encounters with the contemporary.

The finale brings “A Night of Deep Listening”—a musical synthesis of Josiah McElheny’s collaboration with John Corbett and Jim Dempsey—with performances by Joe McPhee, Claire Chase, and Peter Evans. This concert is part of a roster of closing events that begins Thursday, March 21 with a book signing for the catalogue Dispatch, which contains Leslie Hewitt’s commissioned work, Anatomy of a Flower.

Finale Schedule

Thursday, March 21
The galleries are open until 11 p.m. for Third Thursday—the museum’s monthly late-night revel with a community partner—featuring music curated by girlFX and Carnegie International events.

Step-and-Repeat. Pose with a handbag sculpture against a publicity backdrop for a portrait styled by CarWash Collective (Beverly Semmes’s collaboration with fashion designer Jennifer Minniti) and featuring Latika Ann.

Book signing. The catalogue publication Dispatch documents the exhibition and contains artist Leslie Hewitt’s contribution to the International.

Friday, March 22
Spotlights. Drop in at any point throughout the day for short in-gallery talks by curators from across Carnegie Museums who will share insights, interpretations, and appreciations.

Saturday, March 23
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Symposium. Attend presentations by University of Pittsburgh students on the Carnegie International and a keynote conversation by curator Ingrid Schaffner and janera solomon, executive director, Kelly Strayhorn Theater.

2–4 p.m.
Creative Drawing Session. Design a handmade album cover with Josiah McElheny, John Corbett, and Jim Dempsey, following a tour of their installation Dusty Groove II: Space Is a Diamond.

6–8 p.m.
FEAST. Eat pierogis and other Pittsburgh fare, washed down with local brews.

8 p.m.
Sound Series: A Night of Deep Listening is a musical synthesis of the installation Dusty Groove II: Space Is a Diamond that brings together three giants of contemporary music Joe McPhee, Claire Chase, and Peter Evans. Co-presented with The Andy Warhol Museum.

Sunday, March 24, 2 p.m. & Monday, March 25, 11 a.m.
Last chances to see Tacita Dean’s film Event for a Stage in Carnegie Music Hall.

Monday, March 25
Final day of the exhibition.

Ongoing Carnegie International Programs
Check the website for artist talks, creative drawing sessions, film screenings, and a steady beat of in-gallery activations: Musicians continue their interpretations of From Smoke and Tangled Waters We Carried Fire Home, Postcommodity’s monumental installation of glass, steel, and coal. Painters keep producing Lenka Clayton and Jon Rubin’s Fruit and Other Things. Under a canopy of kites painted by Joan Jonas, Vietnamese coffee is served daily in Art Labor’s hammock café. Tavares Strachan delivers the final artist talk in the lecture series co-hosted with Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Art, March 26, 6:30 p.m.

To learn more about this Carnegie International, please see our past press announcements.


The Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018 is presented by Bank of America. Major support has been provided by the Carnegie International Endowment, The Fine Foundation, and the Keystone Friends of the 2018 Carnegie International. Additional major support is provided by the Friends of the 2018 Carnegie International, the Jill and Peter Kraus Endowment for Contemporary Art, The Fellows of Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Louisa S. Rosenthal Family Fund.

General operating support for Carnegie Museum of Art is provided by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. The programs of the Heinz Architectural Center are made possible by the generosity of the Drue Heinz Trust. Carnegie Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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