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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 #18 of 78 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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
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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

No dislikes. There are many paintings, both old and modern, as well as furniture and special exhibits.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History are actually in the same building - you wander from one to the other during your visit. The Art section was a little confusing and very wide-ranging. I was disappointed with all the casts in the hall of architecture and sculpture (many of which I'd already seen the originals). The Egyptian collection... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

So many statues & rooms to explore! Very cultural could spend 12 hours there! Very interesting historic & local talents. Very educational too.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The $17 ticket for the Museum of Art also gets you into the Museum of Natural History next door. It was my intention to do both venues in 4 hours, but I didn't get past the art. There are so many rooms and the articles are of consistently high quality. I especially liked the Impressionists, but there is something for... More

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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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93 reviews 93 reviews
35 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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182 reviews 182 reviews
84 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
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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