Carnegie Museum of Art

Carnegie Museum of Art
December 15
8—11 p.m.

Where can you dip walk across soft sand, chat with an Amazon parrot, and groove to your own private disco—all while exploring world-class art?

Ushering in the future of museum-going, Carnegie Museum of Art is closing out its 2016 season of Third Thursday events with an epic after-hours bash co-hosted by BOOM Concepts on December 15.

Don a pair of “silent disco” headphones to expeience the wireless club phenomenon that’s sweeping Korea, Brazil and the Burgh alike, as you dance communally around the museum’s grand staircase to tunes produced by NYC-based DJ Ella Hussle and Pittsburgh’s own Dance Crush.

It’s a fabulous night to be immersed in global art and to buy local art. Futurists can peruse work for sale by Pittsburgh artists in a display curated by BOOM, and participate in engaging gallery tours led by Magic Organs.

Photo: Bryan Conley.

Head into the Forum Gallery exhibition, The Stories You Tell, to view 13 masterworks from the CMOA’s collection, compose and post your own six-word story on the gallery wall, snap and share your own photos, and contribute to a crowd-sourced collection of narratives created by the public.

Check out the late-night menu at the newly opened Café Carnegie, and ring in the holiday season with an artfully curated lineup of activities spanning the institution’s grounds.

Hélio Oiticica, “Filter Project—For Vergara (Projeto Filtro—Para Vergara),” 1972. (c) Projeto Hélio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro.

If you have yet to see the CMOA’s latest special exhibition, To Organize Delirium, featuring bold, large-scale and multi-sensory artworks by the pioneering Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica (1937–1980), this event is the perfect chance to do so before it closes on January 2.

During its monthly Third Thursday series, CMOA swings open its doors to the 18+ crowd for an eclectic evening of personalized and informal fun featuring community partners, rotating themes and participatory events that highlight the museum’s collections, resources and amenities.

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Looking for more events? Check out our 10 Pittsburgh events not to miss in December and 10 great family adventures in Pittsburgh this December feature stories.

Jennifer Baron

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...