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Carnegie Museum of Art

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Neighbourhood: North Oakland
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Address: 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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+1 412-622-3131
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Create memories at Carnegie Museum of Art! Wander through an extensive art...

Create memories at Carnegie Museum of Art! Wander through an extensive art collection, including French Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings, American art, and contemporary works. Creative kids, from toddlers to teenagers, love our hands-on art making activities, guided tours for families and more. Our new artist-designed playground is just the place to take a break!

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My daughter started learning Debussy's First Arabesque (for the piano) in January. Since Debussy lived during the Impressionist era which influenced his compositions, her teacher... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My daughter started learning Debussy's First Arabesque (for the piano) in January. Since Debussy lived during the Impressionist era which influenced his compositions, her teacher advised me to take her to the CMOA so she could see for herself some Impressionist paintings. I'm not an art connoisseur and I thought why couldn't we just look at them on the Internet... More 

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Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The extensive collection of art works from ancient cultures, classical and modern will take you through the centuries. Be prepared to spend at least half a day with a good pair of shoes to view this great collection. Many regional artists as well as some major works of 19th and 20th century European and American are on display. I will... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I felt like I was in Europe in the architectural display room. Plaster casts of architectural features, statuary, etc from around the world. Think cathedral doors, arches, columns, statues. The museum was on the smaller side. We visited primarily for the Natural History exhibits.

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Thank Laura C
Baltimore-Washington, DC
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A comprehensive collection surveying art from ancient times to the twenty-first century. Many representative paintings, sculptures, and other art objects of different periods in art history and excellent, representative examples of many famous painters and sculptures. There are also wonderful examples of nineteenth and twentieth century American artists from American impressionism to the naturalist painters to surrealists and abstract expressionists... More 

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Thank lvjmr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The museum's Scaife Gallery is home to a noted collection including Van Gogh, Monet, Rodin, Warhol, Pollack, de Kooning etc. The Hall of Sculpture is filled with Greek and Roman reproductions including a scaled-down Parthenon. A couple of great special exhibitions. A must see!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Carnegie Museum of Art has an extensive collection of art spanning many cultures and years. And if you want to go even further back in time, go to the Natural History Museum next door (same building) to see the dinousaurs.

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Hudson, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This was a trip with my college aged daughter who is an artist. The museum is nice, with convenient parking right next to the building. We found the layout to be very confusing though - even with the map. We were never sure if we saw all the exhibits, or even how to get from one to another. The displays... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is a good place to dip your toes into Art. The museum has a bit of everything. You won't find a room full of works by VanGogh, but the museum does have a VanGogh, a Renoir, a Cassatt, a Monet, a Hockney, a Giacometti, a Warhol, etc. Our favorite piece was a video by Fischli & Weiss called "The... More 

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Vancouver
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137 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The $20 admission fee, together with the cost of parking, makes this a very pricey attraction. The art section of the museum is interesting but certainly not spectacular... and the day I visited, the temperature was so low in the galleries that I was relieved I brought my winter coat! There are various other collections that don't seem laid out... More 

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Lewistown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We enjoyed our trip to the museum. There is a great variety of styles of art represented. I was there mostly for the photography. It is esay to get to and parking is very close. The cost is resonable.

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