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Purnell Center for the Arts
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
nfo line: 412.268.3618

HOURS: Tues.-Sun., 12-6pm
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exhibition dates.

ADMISSION: Free + open to the public


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Free parking after 5pm + on weekends


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Interested in supporting us in another way? Donate in-kind services (like products, services, equipment, materials), sign up to be a volunteer, or include the Miller Gallery in your estate planning.

For more details visit: or call 412.268.4754


"Ever since I attended the Groundworks show in 2005 I have followed the Miller Gallery closely. It is one of the rare contemporary art galleries that excels year after year in presenting innovative contemporary art about topics that truly matter - issues about international politics, grassroots movements, economics and the environment. Suparak and her staff have set the bar for contemporary art exhibitions about art and social justice. My message to artists and art students seeking inspiration in the US: look first at Pittsburgh and the Miller Gallery, then look at NYC, LA, and Chicago."

- Nicolas Lampert Justseeds Artists' Cooperative + Senior Lecturer, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Miller Gallery Student Assistants gain hands-on experience within an established university art gallery. Applications accepted year-round. Find out more >>>

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The MILLER GALLERY is CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY's contemporary art gallery. The gallery produces exhibitions, projects, events and publications with a focus on social issues, and is free and open to the public.

Since its founding in 2000 by Regina Gouger Miller, artist, educator, businesswoman, arts patron and alumna, the Miller Gallery has presented 87 exhibitions, 2394 artists + cultural producers, 168 events, in 6 cities.


As we launch our second decade in 2011, we are excited to share with you the many accomplishments of our previous season.

We received a range of notable local and national awards, hosted our first artist, writer, and curator residencies, and once again surpassed the gallery's records for attendance, sales, and donations.

We were featured in an astonishing number of newspapers, art journals, and TV broadcasts (over 200 internationally, including The New York Times, Artforum, and USA Today, among others), were the subject of two Associated Press articles, graced the cover of many local papers, and were a feature story on ABC-affiliate WTAE's Action News.

This season we return with an array of thought-provoking exhibitions, publications, and projects, including the premiere of four new installations in an unprecedented, city-wide collaboration with several major art institutions, the 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial.

Thank you for your interest in and support of our programming - we hope you will join us as we enter our next decade!

- Astria Suparak
Director, Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University

Miller Gallery at CMU

"Miller Gallery has some of the most adventurous and vital programming of any university gallery. Its commitment to social issues in its programming, through shows like Keep It Slick and Whatever It Takes, sets it apart in a contemporary art field that can be inward-looking. As a curator, I feel continually inspired by Suparak's work and vision."

- Lauren Cornell, Executive Director, Rhizome + Adjunct Curator, the New Museum


IN THE 2010-2011 SEASON...

Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University had an extraordinary season supporting the research, creation and presentation of innovative and challenging work.


- STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and Miller Gallery at CMU were awarded $50,000 from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in support of curatorial research leading to new scholarship in the field of contemporary art. With this fellowship, Andrea Grover... >>>

- Gallery Director Astria Suparak was selected for the 2010 Leadership Institute for Visual Arts Organizations. Designed to encourage and sustain visionary leadership in the arts... >>>

- Whatever It Takes received a City Paper Best of Pittsburgh 2010 award.

- For the 10th year in a row, Miller Gallery received support from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
In 2011, director Suparak received an Alcoa Foundation Leadership Grant.

Read more >>>


- Our exhibition WHATEVER IT TAKES: Steelers Fan Collections, Rituals, and Obsessions was featured in The New York Times (#1 Most Emailed NYT sports article for two consecutive days), selected as a City Paper Staff Pick for Best Crossover Art Exhibit of 2010, and described by Art Papers as a "creative sublimation of fandom, with its inimitable rawness and verve."

- Our exhibition KEEP IT SLICK: Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men toured to Columbia College in Chicago and DiverseWorks Artspace in Houston. The Yes Men's first solo exhibition was dubbed "the most prescient show of the year" by Paper City Magazine, "a timely acknowledgment of the work of ...two of the great social satirists of our time" by Art Papers, and selected as a Critic's Pick on Artforum

- We collaborated with the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry on a series of residencies...

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- 2011 TED Senior Fellows include Cesar Harada of Open_Sailing and Mitchell Joachim of TerreformONE, featured in 29 Chains to the Moon: Artists' Schemes for a Fantastic Future.

- 2011 Graham Foundation grant was awarded to our Pittsburgh Biennial artists Sarah Ross, Ryan Griffis, Lize Mogel... >>>

- The first Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change was presented to The Yes Men, the subject of our internationally touring retrospective, Keep It Slick... >>>




Sept. 17 - Dec. 11, 2011
Co-organized by the Carnegie Museum of Art, Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PF/PCA) + The Andy Warhol Museum
Artists: Justseeds, Lize Mogel, Sarah Ross, and Ryan Griffis, subRosa, Temporary Services, Transformazium

Details + more exhibitions >>>


Fall 2011, Online + Miller Gallery Store

Contributors: Andrea Grover, Régine Debatty, Claire Evans, Pablo Garcia, Thumb Projects

Read more >>>

2011 Pittsburgh Biennial
Collective Reception
Sept. 16, Fri. 6-8:00pm

"The Miller Gallery is always exciting, always challenging, and always at the forefront. Whenever I go to Pittsburgh, visiting the Miller Gallery is a must."

- Christopher Lynn, Executive Director, SPACES, Cleveland

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