Past Events and Programming at Future Tenant
Carnegie Mellon University Advanced Sculpture students will take over the Future Tenant space for one night only, Friday, September 21. Their exhibition, Object + Body, considers how occupying space is a radical act. What is the relationship between one's body, actions, activism, and everyday life? What about the relationship between the physical body and the social body?
Two puppet shows will be performed by Pittsburgh Puppetworks on May 17th, May 18th, and May 20th.
In collaboration with Scotch'N'Soda, Future Tenant is presenting short plays that have been conceived, written, directed, and rehearsed in the last 24 hours.
Future Tenant presents short student films created by Carnegie Mellon University's Reel Time Film Club
Future Tenant is excited to participate in the Highmark First Night New Year’s Eve celebration through the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Future Tenant will be featuring the musical talents of Same Moon, a local acoustic band featuring Ellie Lee Oldfield and Vince Bone.
Come enjoy a night of video game nostalgia as you play your favorites from childhood, like Crash Bandicoot.
Welcome Home is a mixed media art exhibition which shares with viewers the intimate perspectives of artists Kasem Kydd and Brendon Hawkins.
Night Fever examines the aesthetic legacy of disco through a diverse multigenerational group of local and national contemporary artists who engage with the bygone era of mirror balls, disco divas, and transformative nights of dancing.
AVI DIAMOND will be performing at Future Tenant this weekend in tandem with Pittsburgh Jazz Live! Join us as we sway to the music, and enjoy drinks provided by Straub Beer.
Create a 3D illusion on the flat paper at Future Tenant during the Children Theater's Festival!
“Cross-eyed and Painless: Exploring Myth in the Digital Color Field” explores how technology disrupts the interpretations of colors, shapes, and patterns.
Free Opening Reception on May 5th, 2017 6:00-9:00pm
This April, Future Tenant is hosting NIGHTCAP, its first ever nightlife event after the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Gallery Crawl.
This April, Future Tenant is hosting its first-ever live performance competition to showcase emerging Pittsburgh-area performance artists. SPOTLIGHT! is a special one-night event showcasing great local and emerging performing artists.
A multi-disciplinary art experience that highlights the lives of homeless men and women in the Pittsburgh community and sparks dialogue about the issues surrounding homelessness.
A visual art exhibition curated by Jamie Earnest, featuring work by artists in the Carnegie Mellon University School of Art.
An Online Exhibition curated by Maddy Varner, accessible December 10th, 2016 - January 15th, 2017.
A Trespass Artist Residency by local artist & performer Hudson Rush. Final performance on November 11th & 12th at 6:00 and 8:00pm. $10/person at the door, including complimentary drinks courtesy of Straub Beer.
Join Future Tenant on Saturday October 29th, 2016 for Blind Tiger: A Prohibition Era Spectacular!
An exhibition by D.S. Kinsel of BOOM Concepts, curated by Alecia Young.
Nine CMU architecture students worked with US and Cuban artists, musicians, and drama designers to preserve the character of Cuba’s National Schools of Art while re-envisioning this jewel of the Revolution as a modern arts university. Curated by Hal Hayes, AIA.
Future Tenant is proud to host this special performance in honor of the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Jazz Festival. Featuring Mariko Reid and Caleb Lombardi, both emerging musicians based in Pittsburgh. Join Future Tenant for this unique, jazzy, one-time only performance as a special treat during the festival!
New Order: Collage Now features the work of eight professional artists whose work prominently features the medium of collage, each with a distinctive approach. All of the artists in this exhibition are local to Pittsburgh, where old and new exist side by side in a landscape that boasts every kind of architecture, is varied by hills and valleys and rivers, and changes with all four seasons. These artists are creating new meanings through juxtapositions, finding relationships and contrasts in the world around them to form fresh ideas.
A dual exhibition by Anna Brewer and Sam Berner,
Accretion is a life-size, fibrous sculpture made entirely of masking tape.
Future Tenant’s 2016 winter fundraiser
Future Tenant's annual visual exhibition showcases the talents from the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University.
A fictive kingdom of invented animals performing their mating rituals. Artist Sidney Mullis transforms the art space into a “mate-claiming” opportunity for these invented animals to attempt their best sexual conquests.
Bedtime Stories explores art as an oneiric experience where fears, loneliness, memory, eroticism, and loss inhabit the liminal state between wakefulness and sleep, conscious thought and dreams.
An installation exhibition by Dave Calfo alongside Pittsburgh Children's Festival.
A group exhibition by Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts students
Studio 819: Art is our Blueprint is the fundraiser event that celebrates the history of our organization and the vibrant community that supports us.
Performance in partnership wtih Pinnacle Productions and Ruckus Comedy
A community event celebrating local food
Group exhibition by Burton Morris, Cayla Brauchle, David Pohl, Diane White, Patty Gallagher, Stephanie Schulman, Taylor Preston, Terez Iacovino
Join us for a final hoorah!
Jake Bernsten returns to Future Tenant for another exciting performance!
Visual instillation by Michael Benedetti
Visual exhibition featuring Arthur Mohagen III, Jonathan Chamberlain, and John Phillip Abbott.
Future Tenant’s One Night Only is an especially diverse open-mic-night with performances spanning across all artistic disciplines including (but not limited to) theatrical events, musical numbers, and live painting. The list of performances continues to evolve and grow.
The Mutable Narrative is an instrumental trio of oboe, bass and percussion that combine composed and improvised material. They explore many genres including folk songs and tangos, and use poetry to make “spontaneous accompaniments”.
Performance by Emily Askin, Kasey Daley, Brett Goodnack, Connor McCanlus, Jocelyn Snyder, and Alex Tracy. Based on an audience suggestion, The LuPones deliver hilarious characters, touching scenes and amazing harmonies rolled into a delicious comedy show that would have even the great Diva herself howling with laughter.
Performance event featuring a puppet show and make your own puppet activities.
In collaboration with Smart Growth Club, Trashy Fashion was a fashion show with garnments made out of trash/recyclable materials.
Artists Casey Droege and Christine Choi are bringing their party to Future Tenant's Trespass performance residency series on August 11, 2011.
Window Install by Michael Benedetti
Live music event featuring Children of Spy, The Wakening, and Sean O’Donnell
“Urbanic III: expanding the microcosm” gives a glimpse of what is coming to be - Urbanic. From April 15, 2011 - May 7, 2011 Future Tenant featured the visual work curated as Urbanic III.
A night of Cuban films, part of CMU's "Faces of Migration" International Film Festival.
The play is a retelling of creation stories from across cultural boundaries. The characters, XX and XY, representing woman and man respectively, encounter several elements of life that act as dividers.
Visual Collaboration with Pittsburgh Glass Center.
Hosted by Future Tenant the show was inspired by the themes of Jill Larson’s group-curated exhibition EAT ME, and served as a tribute to Pittsburgh’s first fashion week.
A Trespass Artist Residency by Emily Mann is a play based on interviews after the Vietnam War between a veteran, his pregnant wife, and his mistress.
'Responding' - Curated by Anna Mikolay. Featuring artists: Rose Clancy, Vanessa German, Maria Mangano, David Montano, and David Pohl.
DØ.YOU.ND3RST@ND?: Communication and Technology as Art presents work by 20 artists, ranging from video installations to Marissa Miskanin and Kari Kramer's "communication technology dress," with wires hanging out the back.
Planet Dragulon! is a window installation by artists Scott Andrew and Michael McParlane at Future Tenant. The gallery will be closed during this time, but the installation will be up and running 24/7.
A visual exhibition to celebrate the work of innovative Pittsburgh-area designers, artists, musicians, inventors, and other do-it-yourselfers.
Boundaries and Stems are two installations that explore the relationship between silk and skin.
Week-long play festival
A visual exhibition by artists Ken Campbell, Adam Grossi, and Robin Hewlett
Window Installation by Ben Hernstrom
Collaborative installation by artists Leslie Ansley and Monique Luck
Works by the Master of Fine Arts students of Carnegie Mellon University
A two-day exhibition of student work from the Robotic Art Studio, an experimental and interdisciplinary class offered in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University.
A four-component exhibition showcasing Pittsburgh artists and the Pittsburgh locale as an active component of the national and international street art scene.
Diva's and Friends: A Handmade Soiree -- A Tribute to Pittsburgh Fashion Design
A special music and dance performance bridging artists from New York City and Pittsburgh. A dynamic exploration of spontaneous movement, choreography, sound, language, and color.
Two downtown neighbors collaborate for a month-long show filled with music, drama and visual arts.
Pittsburgh’s Urban Fabric Creates Motion at Future Tenant
An exhibition with dramatic lighting installations, video projections and auditory stimulation to capture the artists’ experience of living and playing as artists in Pittsburgh.
Individual works by Jessica Fenlon, Xander Marro, and Shana Moulton.
An exhibition made by second year MFA students from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Art
A series of events accompanying the visit of a student group from the renowned Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany to Carnegie Mellon's School of Art.
In Synthetic Utopist, artist Jennifer Bechak investigates the importance of recognizing how our environment is created and appreciating how it exists.
An interdisciplinary project, partnering student fine artists with student set designers from Carnegie Mellon University.
A performance by the Evolution Percussion Group at Future Tenant.
An exhibition formed from a class entitled, Architecture, Design, and Concept, in the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University
A performance by Rick Gribenas, a media and sound artist and professor at Carnegie Mellon University's College of Fine Arts.
An exhibition organized by Paperrad, a creative project by Jacob Ciocci, second year graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Art.
A collaborative visual installation with Ruth Stanford and Elizabeth Byers.
An installation exhibition by Donna DiBartolomeo