Carnegie Museum Announces Acquisitions in Neoclassical and Contemporary Art


PITTSBURGH, PA.- Carnegie Museum of Art announce two major acquisitions representing the museum’s strengths in 19th century neoclassical art and contemporary art. The works are Terpsichore, Muse of Lyric Poetry, 1812, an exceptionally rare sculpture by Antonio Canova, a leading artist of 19th century Europe; and five works, which together comprise a single installation, by one of the most provocative American artists to emerge in the last decade, Gedi Sibony. “While Canova’s Terpsichore and Sibony’s five pieces were made in different time periods and from different materials, they each contribute to strengthening the breadth and depth of Carnegie Museum of Art’s collection and illustrate our commitment to collecting diverse and important works,” said Lynn Zelevansky, The Henry J. Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art. “Terpsichore is one of those great works that has the ability to elevat