Drawn to Peace: The Art of Atila Ozer.Toonseum (945 Liberty Ave.).
Drawn to Peace is a new Toonseum exhibit featuring the work of the late cartoonist Atila Ozer. Ozer’s work comments on world peace through symbolic iconography. There will also be a reception on Saturday at 7 p.m. featuring Ozer’s niece Deniz Cil, who will speak on behalf of her uncle.
Center for Sustainable Landscapes opening. Phipps Conservatory.
Phipps Conservatory’s Center for Sustainable Landscapes finally opens to the public this Tuesday. The building is considered a “living building,” designed to use very little water and energy and generate what it does need on site. The center features solar panels, geothermal wells, rain gardens, and a constructed wetland. Self-guided tours are included with admission to the conservatory, which is free for Carnegie Mellon students. More information on the CSL can be found at phippscsl.org.
Brown Bag Chamber Music Concert. McConomy Auditorium. 12 p.m.
The School of Music is putting on an hour-long concert featuring student soloists and chamber music ensembles. The event is free and open to the public, and audience members are encouraged to bring their lunches.
Charles Atlas lecture. Kresge Theatre. 5 p.m.
Video artist and film director Charles Atlas will give a lecture as part of the School of Art Lecture Series. Atlas is known for his media, dance, multichannel video installations, documentaries, and live performances.
Craig Schoedler. Skibo Cafe. 6 p.m.
This Wednesday, AB Skibo presents a concert by Craig Schoedler, an electric bassist who plays contemporary jazz. The concert is free and open to the public.
Alumni reading: Sarah Smith, Lillian Bertram, and Anne Marie Rooney. Adamson Wing. 4:30 p.m.
Sarah Smith, Lillian Bertram, and Anne Marie Rooney, all recent alumna from Carnegie Mellon’s creative writing program, will give a reading of their work. After the reading, there will be a Q & A with the writers about their careers and a reception.
A Celebration of the Humanities. Giant Eagle Auditorium. 4:30 p.m.
Dietrich College and the Center for the Arts in Society will host a celebration of Carnegie Mellon’s excellence in the humanities. The event will feature remarks by Dietrich College Dean John Lehoczky; a keynote address by Michael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library; and poster presentations by humanities students.
Carnegie Mellon Choirs at CAPA. Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School (111 9th St.). 8 p.m.
Maestro Robert Page will conduct the combined Concert Choir and Repertory Chorus as they perform Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. The CMU Percussion Ensemble and School of Music faculty pianists Mark Carver and Luz Manriquez will join the choirs. Tickets are free for students.
Lunar Gala: VENIN. Wiegand Gymnasium. 8 p.m.
Carnegie Mellon’s 17th annual student fashion show honors the year of the snake with VENIN. Student designers will be showing off their work in Wiegand Gymnasium. The show also features student models and dancers. More information is available at cmulunargala.com. Tickets are $20 for open seating and $30 for VIP and can be purchased in advance in the University Center Wean Commons Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Cartoon Nihilism. 707 Penn Gallery. Through Feb. 17.
Cartoonist Craig Freeman presents new works that explore nihilism, depression, and suicide. The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday.
Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851–1939. The Carnegie Museum of Art. Through Feb. 24.
This exhibit features works ranging from jewelry to furniture that showcase changing tastes in aesthetics and design within the span of nearly nine decades.
Power Pixels. Wood Street Galleries. Through April 7.
The Wood Street Galleries is hosting an exhibit by visual artist Miguel Chevalier that features two self-generative video installations. The exhibit also includes the world premiere of Chevalier’s latest work, “Pixels Wave.” More information and gallery hours are available at woodstreetgalleries.org.
Feminist and...The Mattress Factory. Through May 26.
This exhibit features works by six female artists from around the world, aiming to show that feminism is a multivocal, multigenerational, and multicultural movement, not a single-issue set of political beliefs. The exhibit was guest-curated by Hilary Robinson, a former professor of art theory and criticism at Carnegie Mellon.