Sparking Museum Joy: Day Trip to Pittsburgh for the Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018
Private tour with Ingrid Schaffner, curator of the International
In 1896, just a year after the first Venice Biennale, Andrew Carnegie directed his curators at the Carnegie Museum of Art to find “the Old Masters of tomorrow,” inaugurating the Carnegie International. The exhibition was intended to inspire local audiences and artists, and to position Pittsburgh as a center of not only industry but of modern culture. Now held every five years, the curated International is one of the leading exhibitions of contemporary art. The 57th iteration of the exhibition is organized by Ingrid Schaffner, a curatorial innovator known for her intensely researched and widely accessible exhibitions. Presenting work by 32 artists and artist collectives from around the world, the exhibition invites visitors to explore what it means to be “international” at this moment in time, through exhibitions within the museum and also offsite. The pleasure of being with art inspired the composition of this International – with a goal of “sparking museum joy” within visitors.
Art Seminar Group members will have a private guided tour of the exhibition with Ingrid Schaffner.
Members-only; trip description and reply form will be distributed following the release of the Fall newsletter.