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Film, Lectures & Talks CMOA Theater

Mali Blues

Mali Blues is a vibrant concert film and documentary that follows four Malian musicians who use their music to stand up to religious extremism. When dance and secular music are prohibited, these Malian artists use their music to inspire tolerance and peace.

Lectures & Talks Carnegie Lecture Hall

RadioLab with Jad Abumrad

How do animals—birds, insects, mammals—sense the urgency to move or where to go? In what way is Pittsburgh and its surrounding natural environment a host site for thousands of migrating creatures?

Lectures & Talks, Workshops Alphabet City

Border Passages with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Join us for a live reading and discussion, followed by a hands-on workshop that layers passages of text with memories of what we perceive to be home.

Lectures & Talks Carnegie Music Hall

An Evening with Viet Thanh Nguyen

As part of Migration, Carnegie Nexus and Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures are proud to host award-winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen. Bold, elegant, and fiercely honest, Nguyen’s debut novel, The Sympathizer, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2016. His collection of stories, The Refugees, gives voice to lives led between two worlds, the adopted homeland and the country of birth.

Lectures & Talks, Workshops CMOA Theater

Out of Many: Stories of Migration

Join Brian Cohen, Founder of The Documentary Works, a collaborative group of photographers, as he invites you into a more inclusive picture of our city and beyond with moving stories of passage, arrival, and the many encounters along the way.

Performance Carnegie Lecture Hall

Fatoumata Diawara

Fatou will be performing her sweet smoky rhythms that originated from a homeland she escaped but one in which her art still resides.

Her much-anticipated spring 2018 record follows her critically acclaimed debut album Fatou (2011), which was the No.1 album on the world music charts for six months in 2011.

Lectures & Talks CMOA Theater

Atlantic Currents: Winds, Waters, and Migrations

Join us for a discussion at the nexus of art, oceanography, and ecology as we look at the modern history of the Atlantic currents and how they drive a changing world. Featuring Pitt distinguished professor of history Marcus Rediker and Michael Mann, Penn State distinguished professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center.


To Write is to Migrate

Carnegie Nexus commissioned four writers to write about their encounters with museum artworks and natural specimens. Join us for a live performance of newly crafted prose, sci-fi, and poetry by, among others, Toi Derricotte, award-winning poet and Cave Canem co-founder; and Tom Sweterlitsch, author of the Pittsburgh-based sci-fi novel, "Tomorrow and Tomorrow."

Performance New Hazlett Theater

Birdie by Agrupación Señor Serrano

Witness as the border between stage and screen, word and image, Hitchcock’s The Birds, and the game of golf dissolve before your eyes. Winner of the Silver Lion Award for Innovation in Theatre at the 2015 Venice Biennale. This is not to be missed!