Carnegie Trees and the Neapolitan ‘Presepio’ at Carnegie Museum (Mon., 12/20/21)
The holidays are full of traditions around these parts: Italians have the Feast of the Seven Fishes; Eastern Europeans have their 12-dish supper; and the Elf on the Shelf is here to stay. This year, the Carnegie Museum of Art wants to be part of your seasonal traditions with the Neapolitan presepio, a Pittsburgh tradition at the museum since 1957. This carefully preserved Nativity scene, which covers 250 square feet, offers a glimpse into 18th-century Italy with its life-size figures handcrafted by artisans between 1700 and 1830. While there, enjoy the Carnegie Trees. This is the 60th Anniversary of the Carnegie Trees. Both exhibits run through January 10 and are free with museum admission. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 440 Forbes Ave., Oakland.