Events-Center for the Arts in Society - Carnegie Mellon University


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Detroit and Race

Rebecca J. Kinney will address themes from her new book, Beautiful Wasteland: The Rise of Detroit as America's Postindustrial Frontier. MORE

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Performing Peace in the North of Ireland

Performing Peace in the North of Ireland is a Center for Arts in Society funded project by John Carson and Jennifer Keating exploring the roles, which individual citizens and artists undertake in navigating public and private spheres of a society in transition from conflict to peace. MORE
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Drama Queens!

An Evening of Short Performances by Six World-Renowned Performance Artists followed by a panel discussion with the artists. MORE
Saturday, May 7, 2016


Now in its third year, Pittonkatonk is a free, outdoor, family friendly community celebration of brass music that features both local and touring musicians. MORE
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Colour of Music Festival Virtuosi

The Colour of Music (Black Classical Musicians) Festival in association with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to present the Colour of Music Festival Virtuosi in performance in Pittsburgh. MORE
Monday, April 4, 2016

Filmmaker Julie Dash Events

Director of "Daughters of Dust," 1991 winner of Sundance Film Festival Cinematography Award and Grand Jury Prize nominee, Julie Dash is a filmmaker, music video and commercial director, and author. MORE
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Facing Avatars

Semi Ryu is a media artist who specializes in experimental 3D animations and virtual puppetry, based on Korean shamanism and traditional oral storytelling. MORE
Monday, March 21, 2016

No More

Mairéad McClean’s work disrupts and restructures events from the past highlighting the unreliability of histories which, once written, are not so easily altered. Through the use of sound, still and moving image, material evidence is re-opened and re-examined and a new vantage point created. MORE
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Critical Play

From Bauhaus to today’s efforts in sustainability, designers have long sought to improve society--and even create utopias— in their work. As both an artist and a designer, Flanagan has created social disruptions, artwork, and games to trigger relational conversations. MORE
Monday, February 1, 2016

Performing Place, Performing Peace

Since the Belfast Agreement of 1998, Northern Ireland has been undergoing a transformation into an uneasy and unfolding peace. A significant aspect of the transformation of the violent conflict that had been underway for some thirty years previously has been the ways in which space has been renegotiated and the ways in which space remains an area of contention. MORE
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