Carnegie international

DEFINITION

A series of art exhibits intended to bring cutting-edge art to Pittsburgh. The modern art shows were initiated beginning 1896 by Pittsburgh philanthropist Andrew Carnegie and held in his three-story, Renaissance style Carnegie Museum of Art. The exhibition, actually an evolving series of exhibitions, has become one of the premier modern art exhibition venues in the United States. Its organization has changed from being a juried annual, to a biennial to a triennial. At times it was a one-person exhibition and then a two-person show. Beginning in the last quarter of the 20th Century, it has been held every four years with an in-house curator and a committee of outside advisers. Among participating artists are Andrew Wyeth, Charles Burchfield, Stuart Davis and Kenneth Adams. Sources: Gregory Volk, 'Let's Get Metaphysical', "Art in America", March 2005; AskART database

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