As has happened every holiday season since 1961, the Carnegie Trees are up in Pittsburgh.
The holiday evergreens are a project of the Women’s Committee of Carnegie Museum of Art, which puts them up in the Hall of Architecture at Carnegie Museums in the city’s Oakland neighborhood as “a gift to the Pittsburgh community.”
Museum visitors come by the thousands to see them throughout the holiday season.
Their setting is as spectacular as the trees.
This year’s five Fraser firs, which were lit for the public on Nov. 18 to coincide with Pittsburgh’s Light Up Night, are decorated to the theme of “Wintry Days & Frosty Nights,” with ornaments the women make themselves.
This year’s trees are titled “A Winter’s Eve,” “Winter Fun,“ “Après-Ski,” “It’s Snowing All Over the World!” and “Winter Solstice in Flight.” And even the signs for them are beautiful, having been handwritten by the Pittsburgh Calligraphy Guild.
They’ll continue to twinkle through Jan. 7.
Learn more about other seasonal exhibitions and celebrations, events and programs, and holiday shopping, and get tickets at https://carnegieart.org/exhibition/carnegie-trees-2023/.
Bob, a feature writer and editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, is currently on strike and serving as interim editor of the Pittsburgh Union Progress. Contact him at email@example.com.