While known for its stunning art and sculptures, the Carnegie Museum of Art is also a popular place for one-of-a-kind evening experiences. The art museum (at the top of our list of must-see museums in Pittsburgh) hosts social events every third Thursday of the month with a cash bar, live music, and performances along with late-night access to the galleries. On April 18, it’s time for another Third Thursday: Step and Repeat.

This month’s event is centered around the grand opening of Ruth Root’s exhibition. This New York-based painter has an eccentric style that incorporates geometry, color and images. With the CMOA installment, Root’s new works include a painted panel suspended from a sewn form covered with fabric designs. The large works incorporate imagery from the news, art history, popular culture, and objects from the museum’s collection. Attendees of the Third Thursday event will be the first to see this colorful world of painting in the Forum gallery.

Third Thursday
Image via Carnegie Museum of Art

Once you’re inspired by Root’s vibrant style, you can celebrate with a pattern party by screen printing patterns onto bandanas. Attendees can wear these during the event and take them home after the party.

It’s not just an art party. Dance to the beats of DJ Mary Mack (Mary Tremonte) and DJ Freeter (Ginger Brooks Takahashi) around the banners you create.

Third Thursday
Image via Carnegie Museum of Art

A photo booth will also be present, with images being incorporated into a Ruth Root pattern.

Third Thursday
Image via Carnegie Museum of Art

And of course, enjoy the world-renowned collection of the Carnegie Museum of Art. Artist Ruth Root’s gallery guide will take you through the museum with a prize at the end.

Tickets are now available for Third Thursday: Step and Repeat. The event takes place on April 18, 2019, from 8-11 p.m. Discounts are available for students and members.

Emily Munk

A Pittsburgh transplant, Emily moved to the city in 2016. She loves traveling, training for races, finding new places to eat (all for you, MadeinPGH readers), doing anything in the cultural district, and volunteering with Pittsburgh Young Professionals. In addition to being a MadeinPGH contributor, she is the senior content marketer for a Fortune 500 supply chain solutions company.

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