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Highlights from the Miller Gallery's exhibitions, projects, and events.
All events listed are open to the public.

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Purnell Center for the Arts
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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HOURS: Tues.-Sun., 12-6pm
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ADMISSION: Free + open to the public


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Congratulations to our exhibited artists!

Selected for the 2013 Carnegie International:
- Nicole Eisenman, Comic Release
- Transformazium, 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial

Selected as Guggenheim 2013 Fellows:
- Siemon Allen, Fiction of Authenticity
- Gary Schneider, Paradise Now

Presenting to the U.S. Department of State:
- Cesar Harada, 29 Chains to the Moon, for Protei

Staff news:
- Welcome Michael Studebaker, our new part-time Exhibitions Technician. He's previously worked as a preparator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and as a metals fabricator and jeweler.
- Astria Suparak, Gallery Director + Curator, serves as a juror for the Alpert Award in the Arts, "given to those who take aesthetic, intellectual and political risks, and challenge worn-out conventions." Five winners in Dance, Film/Video, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts will receive prizes of $75,000 each. Winners announced May 10th.


"I am on a career path that I believe helps people and I try to live the life that I want for myself everyday." - Anita Mechler

"It exposed me to important concepts about the way power operates in our world ... [it] evoked a commitment to ending such legacies of aggression and pain." - Ralph De La Rosa

- Excerpts from the Riot Grrrl Census


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I'm Feeling Lucky
Carnegie Mellon 2013 Senior Art Exhibition
Organized by the CMU School of Art

With the annual Senior Art Exhibition, graduating students are provided with the valuable experience of participating in a professional gallery exhibition, while giving the community an opportunity to see work by some of the most exciting and promising new artists emerging from Carnegie Mellon.

"Search terms for the soul: I'm Feeling Lucky."
- Carnegie Mellon School of Art Class of 2013

Imperfect Health exhibition
I'm Feeling Lucky poster of screengrabs of the artists' desktops

May 3, Fri. 6-8pm

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Intimate Science
Curated by Andrea Grover
Organized by the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon
@ Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design
May 31
- August 18, 2013

We're pleased to announce the
opening of Intimate Science at the Williamson Gallery at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. This will be the fourth iteration of our touring exhibition, which premiered at Carnegie Mellon last year, and the Miller Gallery's first show in Los Angeles.

Intimate Science
"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." - Pittsburgh City Paper

Intimate Science photo
Intimate Science at Real Art Ways with work by (from left to right): Philip Ross, Allison Kudla, Markus Kayser

May 30, Thurs. 7-9pm
@ Williamson Gallery, Art Center
1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA
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Sept. 20, Friday 6-8pm

This fall we will premiere the first exhibition to critically examine the lasting impact that Riot Grrrl, a global punk feminist movement of the 1990s, has had on artists and cultural producers working today. A youth subculture that had a pivotal influence on those involved, it inspired many members of this generation to pursue socially and politically progressive careers, as artists, activists, authors, and educators.

JIGSAW YOUTH (working title)
Curated by Astria Suparak + Ceci Moss

Sept. 21, 2013 - Feb. 16, 2014
@ Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

March 7 - April 27, 2014
@ Vox Populi, Philadelphia

Additional venues to be announced.

riotgrrrlWe Won't Keep Down
banner, Allyson Mitchell and Deirdre Logue - FAG Feminist Art Gallery, 2012

Call for Submissions

Riot Grrrl Census
If Riot Grrrl had an influence on your life, please respond to this short survey.

Do you have posters or fliers from Riot Grrrl shows, conferences or meetings? We want to see them.

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"Moving full throttle into a leadership role among university and alternative galleries." - Post-Gazette

"Carnegie Mellon University's Miller Gallery has made a significant contribution to the relationship between art, science and technology." - Hyperallergic

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. Learn more.

Over the last five years, class visits + group tours to the Miller Gallery have hugely increased. Our last exhibition, Imperfect Health, was visited by classes from five different colleges at CMU and many regional universities.

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