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“A great collection of art and neat building.”

Carnegie Museum of Art
Ranked #19 of 147 things to do in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: At CMOA, we believe creativity is a defining human characteristic to which everyone should have access. CMOA collects, preserves, and presents artworks from around the world to inspire, sustain, and provoke discussion, and to engage and reflect multiple audiences.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We really didn't allow enough time to see this museum and the connected Natural History museum (which has an excellent cool collection of gems and minerals, and dinosaur and other things). the collection in the art museum has fantastic examples from a wide range of famous artists (expressionists, american and other). The building is an interesting mix of old classical architecture and some modern, but it was a little difficult to figure out how to get around because of the way the different floors connect or don't connect. We should have allowed a few hours to stroll around both museums. There is alot to see. If you are an art fan, this place is highly recommended.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank DaveonI80
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"nice collection"
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"great works"
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"same building"
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"permanent collection"
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"carnegie museum"
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"admission fee"
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"well worth the visit"
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"on display"
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"worth the trip"
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I went here with a friend as a drive by. We were down visiting Fallingwater the day before and on our way back home to Chicago we thought we would see some of the sights of Pittsburgh as neither of us had been there before. What an absolute treat this museum is. We breezed thru the history part because there were lots of families but the art museum is great. You get a good taste of many different genres of art and overall it ends up being a rather comprehensive art experience. People are saying to skip the modern art but if it's your thing, don't skip it! and if it's not your thing, give a try because some of the pieces aren't too way out there and you might just surprise yourself by liking some of them. I'm going back to this area in a few weeks and I'm staying at a nearby hotel so that I can go back to this museum and pick up some new ones.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Bettina W
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Spent close to half day 20 USd fees was a bit high.. Good cafeteriato rest.. great halls.specially US history..

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank TravelYaar
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

I've been visiting the Carnegie Museum of Art since I was a child, and I never tire of it. Part of the reason is because of its core collections, which were chosen with exquisite care and discernment, and part is because of the sometimes wild, sometimes quirky, sometimes jaw-droppingly stunning rotating exhibits and special gallery displays on offer. The docents at the Carnegie are particularly well-trained, and I strongly recommend taking one of the daily special tours (free with general admission) where you learn about one particular piece of work, or genre, room, or artist, that the docent of the day has chosen for your delight. This is a patron-friendly environment: really clearly laid out and curated. If you're just visiting Pittsburgh, put aside at least a day for visiting the museums (art and natural history) - - and if you live here, make like a tourist, and find our how lucky you are to have this at your fingertips!!

P.S. They've got special tours for people with Alzheimer's and their caregivers - - how incredible is that?? Spread the word - - and the joy - - and go!!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jordan L
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Combination of art and natural history in an absolutely beautiful building. Great for the whole family!

Date of experience: August 2017
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