Carnegie Museum of Art Announces Inside Out

A New Outdoor Summer Event Series Launching June 5

May 4, 2021
Carnegie Museum of Art announces Inside Out, a new outdoor summer event series celebrating and supporting Pittsburgh’s rich cultural landscape, which will be free and open to audiences of all ages. Beginning on June 5 and running through September 4, 2021, Inside Out will transform the museum’s outdoor Sculpture Courtyard into the season’s go-to destination with a robust schedule of pop-up performances, DJs, arts activities, local food trucks and beverages, kid friendly treats, and more. Hosted in partnership with local artists, arts organizations, and regional food and drink vendors, Inside Out programming will take place every Thursday from 4-8 pm and Saturday from 10-5 pm.
“We are thrilled to announce Carnegie Museum of Art’s new outdoor summer event series, Inside Out, which connects artists and audiences from across the region,” says Dana Bishop-Root, Carnegie Museum of Art Director of Education and Public Programs. “In the wake of the pandemic, with its impact on small arts organizations, performance venues, and artists, Carnegie Museum of Art is able to develop and share our outdoor courtyard as a performance and gathering space, while supporting Pittsburgh’s incredible arts ecosystem. Over the past year, our visitors have shared that safely reconnecting with loved ones is a top priority; with Inside Out, we’re delighted to offer an opportunity for visitors to gather with friends, family, and neighbors in a physically distanced environment while extending the museum experience outdoors. Inside Out is an impactful, joyful, and generous celebration of our regional communities.”

During Inside Out, visitors will be able to explore their artistic sides with creative workshops, preview never-before-seen site-specific commissions by regional performing arts groups, and jam out to sets by local DJs. Each event will feature a local food truck and a bar created by the museum’s Café Carnegie featuring custom snacks, delicious wines, and local beers.

The museum will continue to monitor state and CDC guidelines and update its health and safety policies to ensure the safety of all visitors and staff. Inside Out events have limited capacity and will be available on a first come first serve basis. The full line-up of events and programs is available on and is listed below.
Inside Out Schedule of Events
Thursdays (4-8 pm)
Thursday nights will feature performances by DJ collectives including: Most Beautifullest, Hot Mass Collective, UHAUL Disco, Bento Boombox, YAAS Queen, and more.
Saturdays (10-5 pm)
June 5               DJ collective Most Beautifullest                          
                          Opening Day Celebration with Sankofa Village for the Arts Drum and Dance  
June 12             DJ Shoe
                          Performance by Rodger Humphries and the RH Factor Band
June 19             DJ Femi
                          Performance by Alumni Theater Company  
June 26             DJ Soy Sos
                          Performance by PearlArts Studios
July 3                DJ Formosa Exe
                          Performance and arts activities by Boom Concepts  
July 10              DJ Shoe
                         Performance by Legacy Arts Project
July 17              DJ Femi
                          Performance by Dreams of Hope  
July 24              DJ HUNY
                          Performance by Jasmine Hearn Dances  
July 31              DJ Femi
                          Performance by Afro Yaqui Music
August 7           DJ QRX
                         Performance by Texture Contemporary Ballet
August 14         DJ Freeter
                          Performance by Clara Kent  
August 21         DJ Soy Sos
                          Performance by PearlArts Studio  
August 28         DJ Shoe
                          Performance by Alia Musica  
September 4     DJ Soy Sos
                          Performances by Kassia Ensemble + Sankofa Village for the Arts  


General operating support for Carnegie Museum of Art is provided by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. Carnegie Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Premier Partners
Generous support from Carnegie Museum of Art Premier Partners: Highmark, NOVA Chemicals, and Waldron Wealth.
Health and Safety
The health and safety of museum visitors and staff is Carnegie Museum of Art’s highest priority. The museum is following CDC recommended safety protocols with updated health and safety procedures. These include limiting admissions to 15% of building capacity through required timed ticketing; requiring face coverings; encouraging safe social distancing of six feet or more between groups and individuals; enhanced air-filtration and cleaning protocols; and clearly marking foot-traffic patterns in high-traffic areas. Carnegie Museum of Art is also designating special hours for those visitors who are high-risk due to age (65+) or a medical condition on Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m.–12 noon.
Carnegie Museum of Art creates experiences that connect people to art, ideas, and one another. The museum is committed to global engagement and regional advancement. We champion creativity and its importance to society with experiences that welcome, inspire, challenge, and inform. Our core activities—collecting, conserving, presenting, and interpreting works of art—make those experiences possible. Our collection of over 30,000 works emphasizes art, architecture, photography, and design from the 19th century to the present. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. To learn more, please call 412.622.3131 or visit