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Imperfect Health installation view with sculptures by Andy Byers


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Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon has been selected for The Best of Pittsburgh lists by:
- City Paper (2010, 2011)
- Post-Gazette (2011)
- Tribune-Review (2011)


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The MILLER GALLERY is Carnegie Mellon University's contemporary art gallery.

The Miller Gallery supports experimentation that expands the notions of art and culture, providing a forum for engaged conversations about creativity and innovation. The gallery produces exhibitions, projects, events and publications with a focus on social issues. Learn more.

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Through Dec. 23:

Tuesday-Sunday, 12-6pm (regular hours)

Dec. 24 - Jan. 7:
Closed for the holidays

Jan. 8 - Feb. 24:

Tuesday-Sunday, 12-6pm (regular hours)

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Imperfect Health installation view


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Imperfect Health
The Medicalization of Architecture
Curated by Giovanna Borasi + Mirko Zardini
Organized by the Canadian Centre for Architecture

On view through Feb. 24, 2013

Imperfect Health wins Design Observer Exhibition of the Year award!

Critics Alexandra Lange and Mark Lamster write, "A smart survey of a subject that, unfortunately, we can all take personally." See the U.S. premiere of Imperfect Health at the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Imperfect Health "questions common understandings of 'positive' and 'negative' outcomes within the flux of research on and cultural conceptions of health. At a time when health is a primary concern influencing social and political discourse across the globe, it also finds increasing resonance in an architectural debate that is becoming medicalized."
- Abitare magazine

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- "Health, Habitat, and History" panel discussion
- Imperfect Health tour with curators

Upcoming Events
Feb. 21, 9:30am:
Lecture: We are what we eat... and what we build: Designing Healthy Communities by Dr. Richard Jackson. Presented by the University Lecture Series

Feb. 22, 6:30pm:
Film Screening: Danube Hospital by Nikolaus Geyrhalter. Presented by the Carnegie Mellon Faces International Film Festival

April 8, 6pm:
Lecture: What's Next? by Winy Maas (MVRDV). Presented by the CMU School of Architecture

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Intimate Science
Curated by Andrea Grover
Organized by the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon
@ Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
On view through March 21, 2013

Congratulations to Intimate Science curator Andrea Grover on being awarded a Center for Curatorial Leadership Fellowship and to exhibition artist Center for PostNatural History on the cover article in the City Paper!

Visit Intimate Science at Real Art Ways in Hartford, Connecticut, the third iteration of our touring exhibition which premiered earlier this year at the Miller Gallery.

This exhibition "examines how the 21st century's rampant autodidacts question, and shift, decades-old dichotomies between research and culture, fact and myth...
With open-source biology and genetics for the whole family, Intimate Science approaches the possibilities of combining artistic creativity with scientific disciplines, and questions technocracy without questioning the facts of science itself."
- Pittsburgh City Paper

Intimate Science photo
Intimate Science at Real Art Ways with bio-hacked flowers by BCL

2013 Schedule
Nov. 3, 2012 - March 21, 2013
@ Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

May 31 – August 18, 2013
@ Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Sept. 7, 2013- Nov. 30, 2013
@ Paul & Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA

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CMU students
We're currently hiring for Spring 2013. Miller Gallery student assistants gain hands-on experience within an established university art gallery and are an integral part of our visitor experience. Carnegie Mellon students from all academic departments may apply.

We're hiring
Student assistant positions available

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Holiday Sale
@ Miller Gallery's 1st floor, Pittsburgh, PA
Open during gallery hours

Last chance for low stock T-shirts, videos, stuffed toys, booklets and more by The Yes Men, Justseeds, subRosa and others.

20% off
games, stationery and select publications and posters from previous exhibitions featuring Dee Briggs, Nancy Crow, Joyce Kozloff, Patricia Maurides, George Nakashima and more. In store and online stock vary slightly.
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