Carnegie Museum of Natural History

For more information, contact: Leigh Kish
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
412.622.3361 (0), 412.526.8587 (C)
kishl@carnegiemnh.org

February 26, 2013

   

Free Admission in March at Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History
Thursday evenings after 4 p.m

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania…Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History invite all visitors to enjoy free admission to Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History from 4 to 8 p.m. every Thursday in March. Normal parking fees apply. Parking is $5 per car after 5 p.m. Free Thursday nights in March are made possible by a generous gift from the Jack Buncher Foundation.
Admission to Carnegie Museum of Art’s Culture Club program on March 21 will be free. Cash bar will be available.

At Carnegie Museum of Art: 

  • Yours Truly: Privately Collected Photographs (through March 10): Yours Truly presents works by some of the most outstanding photographers of the 20th century, including Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Robert Frank, Weegee, Garry Winogrand, and others. More than 60 black-and-white photographs reveal special moments captured by these masters of the medium of photography. Support for this exhibition was provided by the William T. Hillman Fund for Photography. General operating support for Carnegie Museum of Art is provided by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. 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.
  • 20/20: Celebrating Two Decades of the Heinz Architectural Center: Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Heinz Architectural Center and help inform its vision for the future. 20/20 kicks off a year of programming that will engage the public in dialogue about the significance of architecture in our lives. The presentation includes a timeline that highlights important exhibitions, events, and acquisitions; a display of 20 objects from the collection selected by current or past curatorial staff because of their particular personal resonance; and a video presentation of individuals from outside the museum reflecting on experiences in their lives that were profoundly affected by architecture.
  • Oh Snap! Your Take on Our Photographs: Oh Snap! is a collaborative photography project that lets you share your work in our gallery. The museum’s Forum Gallery will feature 13 works recently added to our photography collection meant to spark a creative response. We hope one (or more!) will inspire you to take pictures and share them. Works from the collection reflect the museum’s growing commitment to photography, both contemporary and historical. Some highlights include a whimsical image by early-20th-century protégée Jacques Henri Charles au Lartigue; a unique album page by mid-century Malian photographer Malick Sidibé; and an elegiac view of our changing city by Pittsburgh-based Charlee Brodsky.

At Carnegie Museum of Natural History 

  • Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure: Join Charlie as he travels back to the Age of Dinosaurs to discover how evolution works. This exhibition utilizes engaging activities including a story theater and a discovery area to explain the science behind evolution, and is based on current research about how people learn about science. Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure, funded by a generous grant from the National Science Foundation, is a project of the New York Hall of Science, the University of Michigan, the Miami Science Museum, and the North Museum of Natural History & Science.
  • Empowering Women:Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities: From Africa to Asia to the Americas, female artisans are creating grassroots cooperatives to reach new markets, raise income, and transform lives. Empowering Women explores the work of ten such enterprises in ten countries. Each has a different motivation: preserving a dying heritage, sustaining the environment, providing a safe haven from violence. Art binds them, but the market drives them. Cooperatives help women survive. They work collaboratively to create products, develop distribution networks, and decide how to distribute or invest revenues.
  • BugWorks: The museum is crawling with new things to see! Ever wondered how bugs work? How do these tiny critters survive in the big world? How are they important to our lives? Get up close and personal with some six-legged friends, learn about their amazing structures, and discover how our scientists study these fascinating creatures. BugWorks features beautiful photography of insects, amazing specimens, and live bugs! This exhibition is a special project of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Design, in collaboration with Carnegie Museum of Natural History scientists.

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Carnegie Museum of Natural History, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is among the top natural history museums in the country. It maintains, preserves, and interprets an extraordinary collection of 22 million objects and scientific specimens used to broaden understanding of evolution, conservation, and biodiversity. Carnegie Museum of Natural History generates new scientific knowledge, advances science literacy, and inspires visitors of all ages to become passionate about science, nature, and world cultures. More information is available by calling 412.622.3131 or by visiting the website, www.carnegiemnh.org.