Exhibition Programs

The Carnegie Center offers a variety of programs in conjunction with our special exhibitions. Ranging from gallery talks with artists to hand-on workshops, these provide new ways to experience the exhibitions.

Current Exhibits        

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Tuesday October 21, 12 – 1 pm
Lunch & Learn: “The Earliest Roots of Music”, with jazz musician Dick Sisto**
Acclaimed jazz musician Dick Sisto will present a description, demonstration and performance of African percussion instruments. This Lunch & Learn program is held in conjunction with our art exhibit Earth-Tones: Art Quilts by Penny Sisto, on display October 24, 2014 through January 10, 2015. Regular attendees of Carnegie Center opening receptions will recognize Dick from his frequent appearance on vibes (vibraphone) with the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Quartet. Bring your own lunch, drinks are provided. Free, but registration required (812-944-7336).

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Saturday, November 8, 10 am – 12 pm
Free Family Fun Workshop: Collages of Faces and Places**
*Parents need to bring a magazine to cut up for each child. Free drop-in family art workshop held the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10 am – 12 pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suggested ages 2 – 12. Pre-registration is required and on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive no later than 11:30; call 812-944-7336 to register.

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Saturday, November 15, 11 am – 12 pm
Gallery Talk with Penny Sisto
Learn about Penny's work in the exhibit Earth-Tones: Art Quilts by Penny Sisto. Free and open to the public.

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Wednesday, November 19, 12 – 1 pm
*Note date change to the third Wednesday
Lunch & Learn: “Astronomer Edwin Hubble in New Albany”, with Dr. John R. Hale**
Before starting his graduate work in Astronomy at Chicago University in 1914, Edwin Hubble was a popular teacher of Spanish, Physics, and Mathematics at New Albany High School. Dr. John R. Hale, the Director of Liberal Studies at the University of Louisville, is an archaeologist who has conducted fieldwork at sites from the Aegean Sea to the Ohio River Valley and the highland lakes of Guatemala. Bring your own lunch, drinks are provided. Free, but registration required (812-944-7336).

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Tuesday, December 2, 6 – 7 pm
Gallery Talk with Penny Sisto
Learn about Penny's work in the exhibit Earth-Tones: Art Quilts by Penny Sisto. Free and open to the public.

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Saturday, December 13, 10 am – 12 pm
Free Family Fun Workshop: Snowglobes**
*Parents need to bring a clean, empty, clear glass jar with lid for each child. Free drop-in family art workshop held the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10 am – 12 pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suggested ages 2 – 12. Pre-registration is required and on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive no later than 11:30; call 812-944-7336 to register.

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Saturday, January 10, 2015, 1 – 3 pm
Mix & Mingle with Penny Sisto
Join us for your last chance to see the exhibit Earth-Tones: Art Quilts by Penny Sisto. We'll have coffee and cookies to fuel your conversations with Penny about her artworks.

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**Registration required