The Miller ICA is Carnegie Mellon University’s contemporary art gallery. It supports experimentation that expands notions of art and culture, providing a forum for conversations about creativity and innovation. Its mission includes: explorations of new forms; dynamic relationships between past, present, future histories of art and hybrid practices, as well as regional and international investigations across media. Through programming, workshops, events and publications, Miller ICA offers the opportunity for active engagement with students, faculty, artists, scholars, alumni, and the wider public.

Since its founding in 2000, the Miller ICA has presented 125 exhibitions, 3162 artists + cultural producers, 298 events, in 17 cities.


The Miller Institute for Contemporary Art was founded in 2000 by Regina Gouger Miller, artist, educator, businesswoman, arts patron and alumna of Carnegie Mellon's School of Art.

The Miller Institute for Contemporary Art has exhibited work by Laylah Ali, Francis Alÿs, Janine Antoni, AREA Chicago, The Art Guys, BCL, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Michael Bevilacqua, The Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI), Center for PostNatural History, Catherine Chalmers, Michael Ray Charles, Mel Chin, Julia Christensen, Minerva Cuevas, Nicole Eisenman, Inka Essenhigh, Karen Finley, Rachel Harrison, Todd Haynes, Arturo Herrera, Justseeds, Tran T. Kim-Trang, Glenn Ligon, Machine Project, Kerry James Marshall, Gordon Matta-Clark, Larry Miller, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Shirin Neshat, OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture), Open_Sailing, Trevor Paglen, Ester Partegas, Raqs Media Collective, Philip Ross, Christy Rupp, David Shrigley, Al Souza, SANAA, Sarah Sze, Terreform ONE, TermiteTV, Fred Tomaselli, Transformazium, Alex Villar, Kara Walker, Olav Westphalen, Gail Wight, Sue Williams, The Yes Men, and many others.

Total Artists + Cultural Producers: 2528
Total Collaborators, Sponsors, Associations: 52

Total Exhibitions: 92
Total Events, Workshops, Talks: 197
Total Cities: 10


CMU Connect

The Miller ICA supports Carnegie Mellon University's mission of "creating and disseminating knowledge and art" by fostering experimentation that expands the notions of art and culture and by providing a forum for engaged conversations about creativity and innovation. The gallery produces internationally touring exhibitions, projects, events and publications with a focus on social issues.

The Miller ICA frequently collaborates on public programming with local and national organizations as well as schools, departments and groups across Carnegie Mellon. The gallery’s international, interdisciplinary exhibitions and publications have included work by university faculty, staff and alumni. The gallery also hosts the annual Carnegie Mellon MFA and Senior Art (BFA and BXA) exhibitions, co-organized with the School of Art, which provide graduating students with valuable experience participating in a professional gallery exhibition, while giving the community an opportunity to see work by some of the most exciting and promising new artists emerging from CMU.

Contact Us

Miller ICA at Carnegie Mellon University
Purnell Center for the Arts
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Info line: 412.268.3618
Fax: 412.268.4746

General inquiries > 
miller-ica [​at​] 

Media inquiries >
Margaret Cox mc94 [​at​]
Pam Wigley pwigley [​at​]

Mailing list + subscription updates > 
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Schedule an exhibition tour > 
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Miller ICA Director > 
Elizabeth Chodos

Assistant Director > 
Margaret Cox
mc94 [​at​]

Interim Exhibitions Coordinator + Facilities Manager > 
Jordan Frey
jfrey1 [​at​] 

Exhibition Technician >
Alex Young​
alexy [​at​]

Business Administrator >
Miller ICA & STUDIO for Creative Inquiry  
Linda Hager
lhager [​at​]
Mailing address: 
STUDIO for Creative Inquiry
Carnegie Mellon University, CFA #111
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213