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"Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 91st Annual Exhibition"
2001-08-24 until 2001-09-23
Carnegie Museum of Art
Established in 1910, the Associated Artists of
Pittsburgh is the second oldest association for artists in the United
States. Its first group exhibition was held in 1910 at Pittsburgh's Grand
Opera House and timed to coincide with Carnegie Museum of Art's Carnegie
International. In 1911, the organization was invited to hold the event at
the museum and the tradition continues to this day. The Associated Artists
of Pittsburgh 91st Annual exhibition will be on view in the Heinz Galleries
at Carnegie Museum of Art from August 24 to September 23, 2001.
David Carrier, professor of philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University and art
critic for Art in America, Burlington Magazine, and Artforum, among other
publications, is juror for the 2001 show. Carrier viewed over 500 slides
submitted by 158 artists living within 150 miles of Pittsburgh and selected
one work each from 112 artists. I was less interested in being a
connoisseur than in displaying the variety of local painting, photography,
and sculpture, says Carrier in his Juror's Statement, and I found much of
value...These excellent local artists seem at home in their city and with
Since 1958, Carnegie Museum of Art has awarded a purchase prize -- acquiring
a work of art from the exhibition for the museum's permanent collection.