Carnegie Museum Of ArtCurrently Closed
- Address: 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States, 15213
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4126223131
- Fax: +1-9102350050
- Ticket Price: 18 USD
- Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museums, Family And Kids, Social, Arts, Museums
The Carnegie Museum of Art, located in the Oakland neighbourhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is an art museum founded in 1895 by the Pittsburgh-based industrialist Andrew Carnegie. The museum is one of the most distinguished in the area, as it holds a culturally significant collection of contemporary art, film and video works. With roughly 35,000 works as well as almost 15 changing exhibitions annually, the Carnegie Museum of Art has one of the most impressive art collections around.
The museum is divided into Fine Arts (contemporary, works on paper), Decorative Arts, Architecture and Photography. Its permanent collection includes European and American decorative art pieces from as early as the 17th century, extending all the way up to modern day exhibits as well. There is a famous collection of Japanese prints, as well as many other paintings, sculptures and installations. They also have a good collection of French Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings, as well as American art. What’s more, children and teenagers can even take part in hands on art making activities, or have a great time at the new and unique artist designed playground.
- In 2001, the museum acquired the archive of African-American photographer Charles "Teenie" Harris, consisting of approximately 80,000 photographic negatives spanning from the 1930s to the 1970s.
- There is also a Hall of Sculpture, modelled upon the Parthenon's inner sanctuary, and originally created to house the museum's 69 plaster casts of Egyptian, Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman sculptures.
- Over the past 75 years, more than 100,000 children of all ages have attended Saturday art classes in the galleries of Carnegie Museum of Art.
The Carnegie Museum of Art prides itself on having one of the finest collections of art in the region, and it doesn’t fail to deliver on that promise. It is surely a place for an accomplished lover of art, but it won’t take much for a casual visitor to fall in love with art here either.
- Carnegie Museum of Art is within walking distance of Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC, and Magee Women's Hospital.
- The museum operates a six-level parking facility for cars and small vans. The lot is located directly behind the museum and may be accessed from the intersection of Forbes Avenue and South Craig Street.
- You can get in touch with the CMOA authorities if you require a personal tour of the premises.
- Seniors (65+): $14.95
- Students with ID/Children (3–18): $11.95
- Members/Children under 3 have free entry.
- The museum is closed on Easter and Thanksgiving Day also.
- Routes that go near the museum include South Craig Street at Forbes Avenue (museum parking lot) or at Fifth Avenue (three blocks from museum).
- Buses: 53L, 61C, 61D, 69, 56, 67, 61B, 61A, 74 & 71C all ply from different stops to Carnegie Museum of Art.
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Been quite a few years since our last visit and it was pretty fantastic! Most of the exhibits are updated and many old ones have been revamped. One of my favorite childhood memories was the display of the loins attacking the camel and rider. It has been moved to the front hall and updated with x-ray images showing the internal bones of the lion, camel and yes the rider!!! If you are in Pittsburgh, check it out!!
We have travelled widely across 40 countries and all 50 states. Yesterday on October 27, 2018, we drove from Ohio to visit this museum in Pittsburgh. It is one of the very best. We liked the art collection, especially the American landscape painting and the impressionist collection. We do not like contemporary art, but for the folks who do, they have quite an assortment. Co-located with the art museum is the natural history museum, and it too, is outstanding. The mineral collection is quite impressive, and the lighting is excellent (no glare, easy to see and photograph and more). If you like dinosaurs, the T-Rex skeletons are amazing. It was a cold, rainy day, and this was the perfect place for us to visit.
Sheer bliss. Since 1989! A veritable cornucopia of bounty. I've been visiting museums across the world since 1980 - I guess this has to count as my favourite because it's adjacent to my campus (Carnegie Mellon); and because it is, by any yardstick, exquisite!
Beautiful place! It's like a gigantic maze inside that feels like it goes on forever. Each room has a different theme and collection and everything is spacious and clean. They even have a cute and cozy reading room if you wanna read up on the works as well. Great experience for a snowy day.
Very nice it was my first time going here for a Haunted Museum Yelp Event and I was really impressed by the exhibits and the art. I like the whole artistic structure of the building it was very interesting that’s for sure.