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Carnegie Museum of Art

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Address: 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone Number: +1 412-622-3131
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Description: 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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The collection at the Carnegie was both excellent and just the right size for a 2-2 1/2 hour visit. The small special exhibit was extremely well-curated, in our opinion... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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West Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The collection at the Carnegie was both excellent and just the right size for a 2-2 1/2 hour visit. The small special exhibit was extremely well-curated, in our opinion. Pleasant café was perfect for lunch and the Natural History Museum is physically linked - you can visit both museums on the same day, for a single entrance fee.

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Toronto, Canada
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59 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

While it doesn't have the depth of renowned American museums like the Met and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, I'm giving the Carnegie five stars for the rich experience it delivers in as little as 45 minutes. That's all the time we had to tour this relatively small museum before the doors closed, and we still came away impressed by... More 

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Izmir, Izmir, Turkey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The museum space is wide and somewhat complex. I recommend anyone to go early and take their time since the museum collection is amazing. Works of Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti, Rodin, Vija Celmins, Tony Oursler, David Smith as well as early works of art from around the world are must see pieces. Thus, don't rush it. If you have time,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I expected to spend 30 minutes to an hour there (we were stopping over in town during a long roadtrip) and ended up spending two whole hours plus one hour for the Natural History Museum which is also included in the ticket price (which is kind of steep at about $20 but worth every penny) Really awesome museum, only downside... More 

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Chesterland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The Carnegie Museum of Art does not have the volume of works to compete with, say, the Metropolitan Museum of Art or Chicago Art Institute, but that doesn't stop it from being an excellent museum with much to please. The Carnegie Art Museum is part of a larger complex that includes the museum of natural history, a concert venue, and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

On our way in, we were approached by one of the guides. Unfortunately weeks later her name escapes me. Happily, she was excellent, with a ready knowledge of the collection and the historical arch that the museum presents in its exhibited works. The impressionists and the contemporary were well presented. There is a combo ticket with the Warhol if you... More 

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Warner Robins, GA
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We had only a short time in the art portion of the museum and will try and go back as we barely touched their offerings. The architectural room was a surprise as it featured casts of famouse builings, facads, doors, etc., from around the world..such as Notre Dame in Paris, Parthanon in Athens, and so forth. We had some in... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

On March 23, Point Park University sponsored a Lecture with renowned author Dennis Lehane, in the Music Hall within the Arts Center. What a delightful event this was! The Music Hall was a perfect venue for this type of event; a large stage with a rounded theater of comfortable seats with an intimate atmosphere despite the large crowd. Mr. Lehane... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Carnegie Museum of Art are the same institution in the same building. So everything that I said above about the Museum of Natural History applies here. However, do not fail to observe the frescos, three stories tall, at the edges of the grand staircase. It is some sort of allegory about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I could, and do, spend hours in this museum. The Impressionism and Architecture Galleries are by far my favorite however, the rest of the galleries and exhibitions are great as well. Definitely a great way to spend an afternoon in Pittsburgh!

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