Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) creates experiences that connect people to art, ideas, and one another. We believe that creativity is a defining human characteristic to which everyone should have access. CMOA collects, preserves, and presents some of the greatest artworks from around the world. Our collection of more than 30,000 artworks offers something for everyone, from classic to contemporary, Old Master paintings to 3-D printed chairs. The Carnegie International, held every four to five years, remains a significant focus and an important source for acquisitions. Other original exhibitions feature contemporary artists, historical paintings and sculpture, photography, and decorative arts and design.
The museum and its permanent collection serve as an anchor for the arts in Pittsburgh. It is a strategic partner in regional education initiatives and a national leader in training educators to use art museum visits to build 21st-century learning skills. CMOA explores the role of art and artists in confronting the key social issues of our time. The museum is a guiding force in the local arts community, reaching directly into Pittsburgh neighborhoods through artist engagements and education programs.
CMOA is honored to announce the creation of the Margaret Powell Curatorial Fellowship, a full-time, two-year position for recent college graduates from historically underrepresented backgrounds in the art museum field. Slated to begin in 2020, the fellowship is designed to expand access and build experience for early-career curators while also addressing a field-wide need for greater staff diversity in museums today.
The Margaret Powell Curatorial Fellowship is named in honor of CMOA’s late curatorial assistant in decorative arts and design who passed away earlier this year. Powell was a valued and tenacious colleague who advocated for historically marginalized artists in her research.
Carnegie Museum of Art’s commitment to deeper community engagement and expanding opportunities aligns closely with AE&E’s mission. The Margaret Powell Curatorial Fellowship will expand the museum’s endeavors to connect people to art, ideas, and one another. For the two-year fellowship period, the Fellow will gain immersive professional experience in CMOA’s team-oriented curatorial division, working collaboratively across disciplines at the museum and contributing to collection research, interpretive writing, and exhibition development.