Ian Cheng

Carnegie Museum of Art
September 21
8 — 11 p.m.

Summer vacay is a fading memory now, but Carnegie Museum of Art’s vibrant monthly series is back with a bang—and a BOOM.

Teaming up with Garfield-based BOOM Concepts, the museum will keep its doors open late for a night of making, mingling and art exploration.

Dubbed “BOOMiverse,” Third Thursday will feature an activity fair co-produced by leading creatives and organizations representing the Penn Avenue Arts District.

Learn hip hop dance moves with Level Up Studios, create a wearable assemblage with Flower House and try screenprinting with Braddock Print Shop. Pop into the Flow lounge and recording studio to participate in large-scale writing and drawing activities with Tribe Eternal, and make an LED circuit pin with Assemble.

Turn upcycled materials into artwork with Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, see a miniature art car built by Most Wanted Fine Art and groove to tunes curated by BOOM Concepts.

Be the first to see Ian Cheng’s new exhibition, Emissary Sunsets The Self, and attend a free Artist Talk at 7 p.m. A constantly evolving digital simulation displayed on a 17-foot LED screen, the massive installation explores artificial intelligence, cognitive science, evolution, human behavior, and consciousness.

Register now.

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.