Carnegie Trees

The Carnegie Trees Tradition

The annual installation and decoration of the Carnegie Trees–soaring evergreens in the Hall of Architecture–honors the signature tradition of the Women’s Committee of the Carnegie Museum of Art. Established in 1961, the decorated trees attract over 75,000 guests to the museum during the holiday season. The Women’s Committee has underwritten the expense of the tree exhibition as our gift to the Pittsburgh community since its inception.


Angels & Aperitivo

To kick off the holiday season, the Women’s Committee invites you to a festive virtual celebration to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

In addition to a few surprises, Rachel Delphia, the Alan G. and Jane A. Lehman Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, is excited to enlighten you about the museum’s exquisite 18th-century Neapolitan presepio in a special exclusive behind the scenes look.

With all proceeds going to support the upcoming exhibit, Extraordinary/Ordinary Things, we hope you help us meet our ticket sales goal to unlock the challenge pool of $30,000 graciously donated by a Host of Archangels!


A special “hallelujah” of gratitude to our challenging Archangels, who
together will donate an additional $30,000 if we hit our financial goals.

Debra K. Demchak
Lou and Henry Gailliot
Susan and Marty McGuinn
Peggy and Steve McKnight
Kathe and Jim Patrinos
Ginny and Dick Simmons


Ritchie Battle
Vivian Benter
Betsy and Doug Branson 
Kate Freed and Jack Brice 
Ellen Still Brooks
Eliza Smith Brown
Nancy and Ed Byrnes
Nancy Scarton Chaplin 
Margot and Greg Curran 
Lynn and Chip Desmone 
Annie Hanna Engel
Ranny and Jay Ferguson 
Edith H. Fisher
Dawn and Chris Fleischner 
Barbara and Michael Granito 
Janet and Bill Hunt
Margie and Michael Morris 

Gail and Tom Murphy
Kennedy and Gordon Nelson 
Carrington North
Helana and Bill Pietragallo
Gabriela and David Porges 
Karen and Jim Johnson
Sandy and Richard Roberts
Mr. and Mrs. David K. Roger
Loretta Stanish and Rick Russell 
Carolyn and Scott Sanford
Mary Margaret and Lloyd Stamy
Debbie and Art Stroyd
Barbara Pippin Thai
Barbara S. Todd 
Signe Warner Watson
Liz and Dan Wilson
Brian Wongchaowart 


Lucila Andrich
Jeanne and Dick Berdik
Bonnie and Vaughan Blaxter
Laurie and James Bly
Ann Bridges
Cynthia Cooley
Melissa Ferrari
Helene Finegold
Mollie J. Fitzgerald
Molly and Ben Howard
Mimi Erving Humenik
Katie Jones and Nicholas Griswald
Carole L. Kamin

Ellen Kessler
Betsy and Stephen Magley
Kit McClure
Elizabeth McDonald
Karen Lally Meck
Jennifer J. Muse
Sloan Overstrom
Tracey and Tom Reading
Mr. T.J. McCrady
Alexandra and Brooks Robinson
Sally and Bill Van Ingen
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Walton
Stacy Weiss

Women’s Committee, Carnegie Museum of Art
Lynn Desmone, President
Event Co-Chairs: Vivian Benter, Kate Freed and Loretta Stanish

The Women’s Committee operates as an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation registered with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A copy of the registration and financial information for the Women’s Committee, Carnegie Museum of Art, may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free: 1.800.732.0999 within Pennsylvania. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Carnegie Trees and Neapolitan Presepio
Flying Angels, Neapolitan Presepio
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