Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

The Carnegie Museum of Art, established in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, a prominent industrialist from Pittsburgh, focuses on collecting contemporary artworks, including film and video pieces. It holds the distinction of being the first museum in the United States solely dedicated to contemporary art.

Following Carnegie's vision, the museum has been hosting various contemporary exhibitions since the launch of the Carnegie International in 1896, aiming to spotlight the emerging talents considered the "Old Masters of tomorrow." Consequently, the Carnegie Museum of Art is widely regarded as one of the pioneering institutions of modern art in the United States.

The museum houses several curatorial departments such as Fine Arts (covering Contemporary Art and Works on Paper), Decorative Arts, Architecture, and Photography. With approximately 15 changing exhibitions annually, its permanent collection comprises around 35,000 pieces, spanning European and American decorative arts from the late seventeenth century to the present, along with paintings, prints (notably Japanese prints), sculptures, and installations. Noteworthy collections include aluminum artifacts and chairs, with around 1,800 works typically on display.

The museum offers diverse programs tailored to different age groups, including children, teens, adults, and school educators. For art enthusiasts, especially those interested in contemporary art, visiting the Carnegie Museum of Art should be a priority during a trip to Pittsburgh.

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Sight Name: Carnegie Museum of Art
Sight Location: Pittsburgh, USA (See walking tours in Pittsburgh)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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