Skip to navigation Skip to main content

Richard Artschwager, Sherrie Levine, Robert Mapplethorpe and Christopher Wool in The Milton and Sheila Fine Collection

18 November 2023—17 March 2024
Group Exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

External link

Carnegie Museum of Art announces a landmark gift from prominent Pittsburgh philanthropists and art collectors Milton and Sheila Fine. Promised to Carnegie Museum of Art in 2015, their gift includes more than 100 works from their collection of contemporary painting, sculpture, and photography. The collection will be on display at the museum for the first time in The Milton and Sheila Fine Collection, opening November 18, 2023, and on view through March 17, 2024.

The Carnegie International heavily influenced the trajectory of the Fines’ collection. The couple actively collected alongside the flagship exhibition series, with museum leadership and the exhibition’s curators shaping the development of the Fines’ personal interests and acquisitions. The Fines and Carnegie Museum of Art cultivated a long-standing and reciprocal relationship with one another over decades as the Fines built their collection with the intention to one day gift it to the museum.

The Milton and Sheila Fine Collection is offered as a celebration and remembrance of Milton Fine, who passed away on March 27, 2019. The exhibition opens with an introduction that provides context about the Fines’ and their collection, featuring notable works by artists such as Mark Bradford, Christopher Wool, and Rosmarie Trockel—all of whom previously exhibited at Carnegie Museum of Art and in the Carnegie International. Within each gallery, there are highlight moments that set artworks into varying genre defining relationship. Visitors enjoy emblematic works in photography, moments of growth in the Fines’ collection during 1980s, paintings and sculptures that range from abstract to minimalist forms, a collector’s salon and significant contemporary artworks.

The exhibition, which is curated by Eric Crosby, Henry J. Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art, will offer an unparalleled view into the history of American and German art from the 1980s to the 2000s—including some of the most significant artists of the 20th and 21st century, including Richard Artschwager, Mark Bradford, Alfredo Jaar, Jeff Koons, Sherrie Levine, Robert Mapplethorpe, Chris Ofili, Sigmar Polke, Edward Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, Rosemarie Trockel, and Christopher Wool.