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Carnegie Museum of Art

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Neighborhood: North Oakland
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Address: 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone Number: +1 412-622-3131
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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A beautiful space for art

I'm not astounded by the art collection at CMA, but I do love walking around the buildings. The fine art/painting halls are very nice, but many of the sculptures are plaster casts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm not astounded by the art collection at CMA, but I do love walking around the buildings. The fine art/painting halls are very nice, but many of the sculptures are plaster casts and a little underwhelming. I love going to events at the Lecture Hall and Music Hall, however.

Thank EJAnderson00
Greenfield, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love art museums but I wasn't that enthralled with the Pittsburgh art museum. At least admission was a two-fer with the natural history museum. We still took some time to go through since we paid but quickly lost our energy. Its a lot of museum to tackle if you're doing Phipps too. Even though they are close, I would... More 

Thank Lisa H
Westerville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not every museum has both a world class collection and the galleries needed to display it properly. I was very impressed with the way the space was used to thoughtfully group artists and themes. This is definitely worth an afternoon, no matter what kind of art you favor.

Thank AggieJoe79
Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I bought tickets to the history museum, so we were granted access to this museum with that ticket. I imagine this would be amazing for art lovers - but we didn't spend much time there because we enjoy history more. It's impeccably maintained and has some beautiful things. An art lover could spend days here!

Thank JMLx2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When moving to Pittsburgh, we didn't expect world class museums. However, we have visited the Carnegie Museum of Art several times, and have been impressed with their collections. (Yes, we bought a membership - a dual membership is only $100. per year - and it's good for 4 museums!) The most recent was for the Peter Muller-Munk exhibit. It was... More 

Thank ExploringPA
Thaxted, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

Disappointing - unbelievably called 'art' and 'museum ' in the same sentence - building is fabulous but contents so dire

Thank Kiaora58
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We took the free art tour of the museum, a one hour tour highlighting pairs of pictures explaining not only their history but why they were placed where they were. Very thought provoking enabling you to see museums and galleries in a different light.

Thank otbc_oz
Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I will be very honest, all I really cared about was the Van Gogh items they had. The museum is well planned in that one travels through time via artworks. Do not miss it.

Thank Erin G
Kaysville, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

This Museum and the natural history museum are two for one at $20. Located in the same place. The museum has a nice collection of the impressionist masters (Monet, Pissaro, Degas, Van Gogh, etc) Certainly worth spending an hour or so on the second floor. The contemporary art was not my tastes but there is plenty of that as well... More 

Thank Ryan R
Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

You don't come to Pittsburgh expecting to see the museums here. I just strolled by to get a respite and catch my breath, and was not out of the place for over 5 hours. Such a collection in such a small space - the big names with the contemporary ones and also the beautiful artefacts. Its connected to Natural history... More 


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