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The Carnegie Museum of Art, is an art museum in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Originally known as the Department of Fine … See more

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Nov 4, 2022
What a treasure in Pittsburg. Spent a full day exploring and enjoying the art museum and the natural history museum--all under one "roof". brilliantly laid out and curated. Bravo! Full review by Janiebtravelin
Oct 5, 2022
It is one of Pittsburgh's most internationally recognized art institutions, American and European paintings over the past two centuries, sculpture, decorative art, and architecture. it might be not … Full review by sanju_222323
Sep 28, 2022
Whenever traveling to Pittsburgh, we always make time to visit the Carnegie Museum of Art. We were so fortunate and pleased this time we happened to be in town for the The 58th Carnegie Internation… Full review by packermd53

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Collects Contemporary Art
The Carnegie Museum of Art was founded in 1895 by the Pittsburgh-based industrialist Andrew Carnegie. The museum collects contemporary art, including film and video works. It was the first museum in the United States with a primary focus on contemporary art. As instructed by its founder Andrew Carnegie at the inception of the Carnegie International in 1896, the museum has been organizing many contemporary exhibitions that showcase the "Old Masters of tomorrow". The Carnegie Museum of Art became, arguably, the first museum of modern art in the United States. The museum's curatorial departments include: Fine Arts, Decorative Arts, Architecture, and Photography. The museum presents as many as 15 changing exhibitions annually. Its permanent collection comprises roughly 35,000 works and includes European and American decorative arts from the late seventeenth century to the present, works on paper, paintings, prints, sculptures and installations. The museum has notably strong collections of both aluminum artifacts and chairs. Approximately 1,800 works are on view at any given time. The museum has an array of programs that are specific to one's age group as well. There are some for children, teens, adults, and there are even some dedicated to school educators. If you are interested in art, especially contemporary art, the Carnegie Museum of Art should be a stop on your itinerary to Pittsburgh. Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm; Tuesday: closed.
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A Distinguished Collection of Contemporary Art
The Carnegie Museum of Art, located in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is an art museum founded in 1895 by the Pittsburgh-based industrialist Andrew Carnegie. The museum holds a distinguished collection of contemporary art, including film and video works. The museum's origins can be traced to 1886 with Andrew Carnegie's initial concept: "I am thinking of incorporating with the plan for a library that of an art-gallery in which shall be preserved a record of the progress and development of pictorial art in America". Dedicated on November 5, 1895, the art gallery was initially housed in the Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh Main Branch in Oakland. As Carnegie envisioned a museum collection consisting of the "Old Masters of tomorrow", the Carnegie Museum of Art became, arguably, the first museum of modern art in the United States. The museum received a major expansion in 1907 with the addition of the Hall of Architecture, Hall of Sculpture, and Bruce Galleries, with funds again provided by Carnegie. Under the directorship of Leon Arkus, the Sarah Mellon Scaife Gallery was built as an addition to the existing Carnegie Institute. Designed by architect Edward Larrabee Barnes, it first opened in 1974 and more than doubled the museum's exhibition space, plus added a children's studio, theater, offices, café, and bookstore. The New York Times art critic John Russell described the gallery as an "unflawed paradise." The gallery has been renovated several times since its original creation, most recently in 2004.
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