Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm
The Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA), is an anchor cultural institution in Pittsburgh offering range of programs and initiatives. The museum’s curatorial departments include Fine Arts, Decorative Arts, Architecture, and Photography with as many as 15 changing exhibitions annually. In 2001, the museum acquired the archive of African American photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris, consisting of approximately 80,000 photographic negatives spanning from the 1930s to the 1970s. Many of these images have been cataloged and digitized and are available online via the Carnegie Museum of Art Collections Search.
Both ORIGINS and the CMOA are continuously seeking ways to deepen our partnerships to better serve the creatives in our community. To do this, ORIGINS and the CMOA open a dialog with the ORIGINS Cohort to hear the insights, feedback, and guidance from participants. The goal is to better understand the interest in developing a evolving partnership.
This discussion will be facilitated by Katie Johnson, Associate Director of the Creative Business Accelerator (CBA), Nisha Blackwell, Business Coach and Consultant for ORIGINS, and Alyssa Velazquez, Curatorial Assistant for Decorative Arts and Design at the CMOA. Additional CMOA personnel will be joining the discussion to listen and learn from the Cohort. See below for their bios. This discussion is open to everyone in ORIGINS, and participants are encouraged to reach out ahead of time with any specific concerns, thoughts, or insights that they would like to see addressed specifically in this meeting.