press release

The Carnegie Museum of Art was one of the first American museums to make a serious commitment to contemporary art. An International Legacy presents the particular strengths of the Carnegie's collection as episodes in a history of contemporary art. This touring exhibition of 48 works surveys the most dominant trends in art of the last 30 years, including Minimalism, Conceptualism, Neo-Expressionism and Post-Minimalism. Stylistic developments in photography, video and multi-media installation are featured in the exhibition, as well as works depicting the renewed enthusiasm for figurative painting. Sculpture, painting, photography, video and installation work by (among others) Carl Andre, Andy Warhol, Nam June Paik, Cindy Sherman, Louise Bourgeois, Gerhard Richter, Damien Hirst, Kara Walker, and John Currin - many of the most prominent practitioners in contemporary art-are included. Presenting An International Legacy at the Columbus Museum of Art will provide a comprehensive context for our recently reinvigorated program of collecting and exhibiting art of our time. This exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and Carnegie Museum of Art and is made possible in part by a grant from The Henry Hillman Foundation. Additional support provided by the Founders Circle of the AFA.


An International Legacy: Selections from Carnegie Museum of Art
Kurator: Sheryl Conkelton
Organisation: American Federation of Arts, New York; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

mit Carl Andre, Louise Bourgeois, Chuck Close, John Currin, Gilbert & George, Damien Hirst, Donald Judd, Anselm Kiefer, Glenn Ligon, Agnes Martin, Elizabeth Murray, Tony Oursler, Nam June Paik, Gerhard Richter, Cindy Sherman, Bill Viola, Andy Warhol, Kara Walker, Rachel Whiteread, u.a.

16.05.03 - 10.08.03 The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City
18.01.04 - 04.04.04 Nevada Museum of Art, Reno
07.01.05 - 20.03.05 Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile
06.05.05 - 14.08.05 Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus