Print of a smiling 1950s-era housewife in front of the kitchen.

Decorative Arts and Design


  • Decorative Arts and Design
Line drawings of several designs for doorknobs and keyholes fill the page of an early twentieth-century manufacturing catalogue.

Doorknobs and Disinfectants

Rachel Delphia explores the history of doorknobs and its intersection with the rise of household disinfectants.

  • Decorative Arts and Design
Photograph of dark sky with a plane in the background aerial advertising the words Death is the only certainty in life

The Shadow of Memory in a Post-9/11 World

Each year on the anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks, artist Sebastian Errazuriz creates an original artwork to mark the day.

  • Decorative Arts and Design
Steve Russ Presepio

Behind the Scenes of the Neapolitan Presepio

Every year in the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Carnegie Museum of Art staff installs the museum’s remarkable Neapolitan presepio.