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Exhibition: Hiroshige’s Tokaido Road
03/31/2018–07/08/2018 (more information)
Hiroshige Andō,
Mishima, c. 1833-1834
woodblock print on pape
Carnegie Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. and
Mrs. James B. Austin
Exhibition: Deana Lawson
03/15/2018–07/15/2018 (more information)
Deana Lawson
Nation, 2017
inkjet print
© 2018 Deana Lawson
Nation, 2017
Faust in His Study, c. 1831
Exhibition: Visions of Order and Chaos: The Enlightened Eye
Through 06/24/2018 (more information)
Ary Scheffer
Faust in His Study, c. 1831
watercolor and gouache on paper
Carnegie Museum of Art,
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Fishkoff
Exhibition: Teenie Harris Photographs: Service and Sacrifice
Through 05/28/2018 (more information)
Charles "Teenie" Harris
Medic soldier with cross arm band and flag, seated on duffel bag, c. 1930-1950
Carnegie Museum of Art, Heinz Family Fund
Medic soldier with cross arm band and flag, seated on duffel bag, c. 1930-1950
Hall of Architecture
Exhibition: Copy + Paste: Hall of Architecture
Through 05/06/2018 (more information)
Hall of Architecture
Pieter Cornelisz. van der Morsch (detail), 1616
Exhibition: Created, Collected, Conserved: The Life Stories of Paintings
Through 11/01/2019 (more information)
Frans Hals
Pieter Cornelisz. van der Morsch (detail), 1616
oil on canvas, transferred from panel
Carnegie Museum of Art, Acquired through the generosity of Mrs. Alan M. Scaife
Carnegie Museum of Art
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4080
Tel: 412.622.3131

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Admission
Regular Admission
Adults: $19.95
Seniors (65+): $14.95
Students with ID/Children age 3-18: $11.95
Members/Children under 3: Free
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Cafés
The Carnegie Café is open for lunch Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Fossil Fuels Café, which features gourmet coffees, beverages, and light fare, is open Tuesday through Sunday until 4 p.m. The Brown Bag Lunch Room/Vending Area is open during regular museum hours.

Museum Store
The Carnegie Museum of Art Store carries a variety of exhibition catalogues, posters, slides, postcards, and unique gift items.

Mission
Carnegie Museum of Art enriches people’s lives through art. The museum is committed to global engagement and regional advancement. We champion creativity and its importance to society with experiences that welcome, inspire, challenge, and inform. Our core activities—collecting, conserving, presenting, and interpreting works of art—make those experiences possible.

History
Carnegie Museum of Art offers a distinguished collection of contemporary art that includes film and video works. Other collections of note include works of American art from the late 19th century, French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, and European and American decorative arts from the late 17th century to the present. The Heinz Architectural Center, opened as part of the museum in 1993, is dedicated to the collection, study, and exhibition of architectural drawings and models. The Hall of Architecture contains the largest collection of plaster casts of architectural masterpieces in America and one of the three largest in the world. The marble Hall of Sculpture replicates the interior of the Parthenon.

While most art museums founded at the turn of the century focused on collections of old masters, Andrew Carnegie envisioned a museum collection consisting of the “Old Masters of tomorrow.” In 1896, he initiated a series of exhibitions of contemporary art and proposed that the museum’s paintings collection be formed through purchases from this series. Carnegie, thereby, founded what is arguably the first museum of modern art in the United States. Early acquisitions of works by such artists as Winslow Homer, James McNeill Whistler, and Camille Pissarro laid the foundation for a collection that today is distinguished in American art from the mid-19th century to the present, in French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, and in significant late-20th-century works.

Over the century, the museum has amplified its scope of interest to include European and American decorative arts from the late 17th century to the present. Architect-designed objects figure prominently among recent acquisitions and complement the Heinz Architectural Center. In addition, the museum’s collection includes photography, film and video, Asian art (notably Japanese prints), and African art.

In 1994, the museum completed a reinstallation of its pre-1945 American and European fine and decorative arts that combines them in a single chronological sequence. In 2003 and again in 2012, the Scaife Galleries, home for many of the paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and decorative arts in the museum’s collection, reopened after yearlong renovations. There is now a larger Works on Paper Gallery, and the contemporary art galleries incorporate decorative arts and works on paper along with paintings, sculpture, and film and video pieces. Some of the galleries feature floor-to-ceiling, salon-style installations of the artwork. Resource areas and comfortable seating have also been integrated into the space.

The Heinz Galleries are dedicated to the presentation of temporary changing exhibitions; they host three to five major exhibitions per year. In 2009, the Ailsa Mellon Bruce Galleries of decorative arts and design reopened after a complete renovation. The first major reinterpretation of the decorative arts collection in two decades, the installation traces the evolution of style and design in the Western world from the mid-18th century to the present.

Collections


Exhibitions:

Hiroshige’s Tokaido Road
March 31–July 8, 2018
(more information)

Deana Lawson
March 15–July 15, 2018
(more information)

Visions of Order and Chaos: The Enlightened Eye
March 3–June 24, 2018
(more information)

Teenie Harris Photographs: Service and Sacrifice
Through May 28, 2018
(more information)

Copy + Paste: Hall of Architecture
Through May 6, 2018
(more information)

Created, Collected, Conserved: The Life Stories of Paintings
Through Nov 1, 2019
(more information)

Past Meets Present: Decorative Arts and Design at Carnegie Museum of Art
Ongoing
(more information)

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