Miller Gallery
at Carnegie Mellon University

Purnell Center for the Arts
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412.268.3618
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ABOUT US

THE MILLER GALLERY AT
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
supports the creation, understanding and growth of contemporary art through exhibitions, projects, lectures, events and publications. The gallery aspires to engage diverse audiences and to create and strengthen communities through art and ideas. The Miller Gallery was founded in 2000 by Regina Gouger Miller, artist, educator, businesswoman, arts patron and alumna of Carnegie Mellon's School of Art. A unit of the College of Fine Arts, the three-story, 9,000 square foot space is free and open to the public and located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 










Image above: Steeler Nation Map with international Steelers Bars and Clubs







WE ARE TEN!

The Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University was founded in 2000 by Regina Gouger Miller, artist, educator, businesswoman, arts patron and alumna.

Over the last ten years we've presented 84 exhibitions, 920 artists, and 141 events in five different cities in the U.S. and Britain. And we have some exciting news to share with you - read on below.

Join us as we kick off our 2010 season with two spectacular and unconventional exhibitions: WHATEVER IT TAKES: Steelers Fan Collections, Rituals, and Obsessions in Pittsburgh and KEEP IT SLICK: Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men in Chicago, the fifth stop on an international tour.

We hope to see you soon!



The Miller Gallery in Purnell Center for the Arts on Carnegie Mellon University's Oakland campus

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR SEPT. 10

WHATEVER IT TAKES:
Steelers Fan Collections, Rituals, and Obsessions

Curated by Jon Rubin and Astria Suparak
Through Jan. 30, 2011

Steelers culture is Pittsburgh’s popular culture, and the fans are its primary producers. Often overlooked in discussions of pop culture, much less “high” culture, sports fans are portrayed as uncritical and passive consumers blindly following a branded product. WHATEVER IT TAKES: Steelers Fan Collections, Rituals, and Obsessions looks at the particular and ingenious methods Steelers fans use to construct their own personal and social identities in relation to the team, and in the process, create an active community of cultural producers. Through countless fan sites, gameday rituals, costumes, tattoos, videos, unlicensed merchandise, and more, Steelers fans brilliantly remix and meld the team’s identity with their own.

This do-it-yourself ethos of many Steelers fans reflects larger pop cultural trends in which enthusiasts of TV shows, bands, and movies build fan communities that create their own narratives and aesthetics out of the objects of their passion.

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Whatever It Takes poster


Sept. 10, Fri.

5pm:
TOUR OF STEELERS ROOM
by Denny DeLuca

6-8pm:
THE IMMACULATE RECEPTION
sponsored by Iron City Brewing Company


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IN CHICAGO

KEEP IT SLICK:
Infiltrating Capitalism
with The Yes Men

Curated by Astria Suparak, organized by Feldman Gallery at PNCA + Miller Gallery at CMU
Sept. 7 - Oct. 23, 2010

@ Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College Chicago
1104 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL

"The Yes Men’s ability to seamlessly blend with and subvert corporate identities engages the public to envision a more just world of commercial and governmental responsibility...
The logic behind KEEP IT SLICK runs contrary to most exhibitions. Instead of affirming the artists’ originality or craftsmanship, this show is intended to motivate ordinary citizens to themselves become Yes Men through DIY activism and infiltration" - Artforum

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oApocalyptic Instructional with SurvivaBalls


Sept. 23, Thurs.

5-8pm:

RECEPTION
with The Yes Men and Curator

6:30pm:
PRESENTATION
by The Yes Men

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YEAR IN REVIEW

We're delighted to report that in the last year we received two noteworthy fellowships, increased critical attention, strong attendances, and opened exhibitions in many new cities.

AWARDS


- The Miller Gallery and the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University were awarded a Warhol Foundation Grant for Curatorial Fellowship, which was created to encourage curatorial research leading to new scholarship in the field of contemporary art. With this fellowship, Andrea Grover, our guest curator for last year's exhibition 29 Chains to the Moon, will be in residence this fall continuing her research on artists working within scientific domains.

- Miller Gallery Director Astria Suparak was selected as one of twenty leaders of visual arts organizations in the United States to participate in the 2010 Leadership Institute for Visual Arts Organizations. Organized by the National Alliance for Media Art + Culture and underwritten by the Andy Warhol Foundation, the institute is designed to encourage and sustain visionary leadership in the arts.

EXHIBITIONS

The Miller Gallery produced the future-forward 29 Chains to the Moon: Artists' Schemes for a Fantastic Future, presented the Pittsburgh iteration of the blockbuster Experimental Geography, co-organized the Contestational Cartographies Symposium, served as a distribution point for Art Work: A National Conversation about Art, Labor, and Economics, and hosted the annual Carnegie Mellon MFA and Senior exhibitions, Escape PGH and If Found, Please Return To: ________.

For the first time ever, the Miller Gallery opened exhibitions in Texas, Michigan, and outside of the United States, with our touring exhibitions Your Town, Inc.: Big Box Reuse with Julia Christensen at Richmond Center for Visual Arts at Western Michigan University and Keep It Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men at John Moores University with FACT's Abandon Normal Devices Festival in Liverpool and at DiverseWorks in Houston.

PUBLICATIONS

Earlier this year we released The Yes Men Activity Book, featuring projects, essays, a poster, an interview, full-color illustrations and many activity items. The book, created in connection with the touring survey exhibition Keep It Slick, was published by Columbia College Chicago, the Miller Gallery at CMU, and the Feldman Gallery at PNCA, and is available in museums and bookstores across the U.S. and Europe.

PRESS HIGHLIGHTS

Artforum
: Critics' Picks
Art in America: Review
Art Lies
Art Papers
Glasstire
Houston Chronicle
Houston Independent Media Center
Houston Press: "Corporate Takeover: The Yes Men take on companies using their own tools"
KUHF 88.7FM NPR
New York Press: "Yes Men Produce Activity Book to Make More Yes Men"
Pittsburgh City Paper
Post-Gazette
Texas Observer: "The Power of Yes"

ONLINE

Now you can purchase books, catalogs, postcards, DVDs, shirts, patches, posters, and more items related to our exhibitions at the Miller Gallery Store.

Peruse through our exhibitions from the last ten years in our Online Archives.

















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