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Carnegie Museum of Art

4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (North Oakland)
+1 412-622-3131
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Ranked #15 of 94 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: Create memories at Carnegie Museum of Art! Wander through an extensive art collection, including French Impressionist and post-Impressionist... more » Owner description: 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! OPERATING HOURS- Mon, Wed, Fri, and Sat: 10 A.M.-5 P.M. Thurs: 10 A.M.-8 P.M. Sun: Noon-5 P.M. Tues: CLOSED « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Couldn't believe how much has changed. The dinosaur exhibit was incredible with the new technology with hands-on information about the dinosaur era including natural surroundings for that era grasses, surroundings, and surreal ambience! New exhibits mind blowing!

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Not for kids, even though they have activities for them. The classic art is always enjoyable, even though the giant Monet's Water Lilies was evidently painted late in his life and more resembles an 8th grade class project! Too much modern stuff, probably influenced by the university presence. Cost plus parking too high, but this is Pittsburgh after all, so......

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The Carnegie collection is quite a mishmosh of different kinds of art! While most of the contemporary art did nothing for us, we loved a number of the Impressionist works. The museum houses one of the largest Monet's that we have ever seen. We also found works by Van Gogh and Rodin that were especially thought provoking.

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Edmonton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Art museums are not my thing, but it did find the fakes and forgeries exhibit intriguing. Good things was, it was included in the admission for the natural history museum.

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Schenectady, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Go for the day! World class museum of art AND world class nature museum. Incredible combinations of European, modern, classic and local. Art is displayed very well with great spaces and lighting. The museum layout is great too - not a catacomb. Security is not intrusive. Staff are pleasant and helpful. This is a don't miss it museum, and we... More

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new mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The Museum is well worth a visit. The collection is varied and well displayed; there seemed to be an emphasis on contemporary art rather than the classics. A guided tour is available at no extra charge but we found it uninspiring.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Carnegie offers a range of masterpieces giving breadth but not depth. There is plenty to provide a nice afternoon of art appreciation. I enjoyed the Ganesh sculpture.

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

love the carnegie museum of art...very intersting things to do great for kids! very clean ....will go back again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Two museums in one historic location - the Carnegie Institute houses a Museum of Art and a Museum of Natural History. A great day out for families, children or a solo visit, the Museum of Art houses one of the best Impressionist collections around today. Not to be second to an incredible dinosaur collection at the Museum of Natural History.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Nice place to visit for a few hours with my husband, we had a nice lunch down the street and then wandered around the art museum. Good vibe for a rainy Sunday!

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