August 15, 2019 - Ongoing
A Pittsburgh Anthology celebrates stories of creative life in Pittsburgh as prompted by Carnegie Museum of Art’s collection across time and media. Since its inception in 1895, the museum has collected works made in, about, and for Pittsburgh. Each object in this exhibition sheds light on the many ways that artists, whether local or passing through, engage with the people, landscape, and built environment of the city. While some objects reveal the creative impulse to map or document Pittsburgh, others speak to its unique cultural character.
With this project, Carnegie Museum of Art has dedicated Scaife Gallery 17 to exploring these stories, relayed by a multitude of voices from inside and outside the museum. Each story unfolds on printed cards displayed near the artworks, which are free for the taking. For those wishing to create their own anthology, customizable binders are available for purchase in the museum store.