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Carnegie Museum of Art

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Address: 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4007
Phone Number: +1 412-622-3131
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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
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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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We didn't spend a lot of time here but we did walk through and see it all. Back packs are not allowed so you can rent a locker to store them. There is enough art in here to keep... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Amy N
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Franklin, Tennessee
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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't spend a lot of time here but we did walk through and see it all. Back packs are not allowed so you can rent a locker to store them. There is enough art in here to keep you busy for an hour or two. There is a cool gift shop, clean restrooms and coat lockers. It is very... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely museum that gives you a little glimpse into the last few centuries of art with an emphasis on American art. If you've been to collections like the louvre or British museum you may be disappointed that there aren't more works from each period. I did discover a new favorite American impressionist and I think this is... More 

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Lexington, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a guided tour and was delighted with the narrative presented by the docent. Well worth waiting for a tour. I so enjoyed her views - she loves modern, I like traditional, but I so enjoyed seeing the exhibits through her eyes, as well.

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Garfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice experience for kids I had a tour guide that I knew from museum that showed me the inner workings of the museum/I learned alot goes on behind the scenes that make you appreciate the people who out up the exhibits great time

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Thank freeme0487
Croydon, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By far the coolest part of this museum is seeing the huge painting of the water lilies by Claude Monet. It was amazing. They have many impressionists and I was very happy reviewing the art. I do not like contemporary art so I went fast through that section. I mean some guy painted white paint on a white canvas and... More 

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Thank Wendy A
Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Carnegie Museum of Art has an interesting and varied collection. I was fascinated by the art purchased from the Carnegie International Shows. I really enjoyed this collection and learned a lot.

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Thank Pattyduke
Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really liked this museum. It is very original in the sense that a significant portion of the collection was exhibited at previous Carnegie Exhibitions. There are so many high quality works of art, many of them by American artists that are not so well known outside the US. I highly enjoyed it. Congratulations to the curators for creating such... More 

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haddon Heights
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Husband and teenage kids all wimped out and when to the cafeteria while I had the cultural fortitude to visit the art section of the Carnegie museums. I thought it was great. Lots of time periods, varied art.... did text the family a few pictures of nude statues and painting, but still couldn't convince them to join me.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Very nice tour for novice. The guide was knowledgable and very friendly. She went the extra mile when asked questions about the rest of the museum. Her passion for Pittsburgh was apparent.

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Thank Coenraad21
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

The Museum is connected to the History Museum, but in its own section. It is not a large facility, but they have a variety of items. There are also a couple hands on sections for the kids. While there is a selection of different times, artists and styles, it did seem to focus more on modern and contemporary pieces. While... More 

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