Carnegie Museum Of Art

PHONE: (412) 622-3131

Considered by many historians as the first museum of contemporary art in the United States, the Carnegie Museum of Art is one of the key components of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is the umbrella institution that manages four distinctive museums in the city of Pittsburgh. Their history can be traced to the founding of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History  and the Carnegie Museum of Art in 1895 through a gift by industrialist Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). The main complex — comprising both Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History as well as the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh — is an impressive, L-shaped structure faced with magnificent sandstone carved with intricate detailing.

In addition to contemporary art, the CMA is also home to the impressive Hall of Architecture and the Hall of Sculpture which showcase plaster casts of outstanding classical, ancient and medieval works. The Ailsa Mellon Bruce Galleries exhibit more than 500 objects representing American and European decorative arts from the Rococo and Neoclassical periods of the 18th century to contemporary design and craft. The Scaife Galleries focus on American and European art but also displays works from Africa and the Middle East.

The museum stages exhibits, tours and educational program throughout the year.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, Noon-5 p.m

The museum operates a six-level parking facility for cars and small vans. The lot is located directly behind the museum and may be accessed from the intersection of Forbes Avenue and South Craig Street.


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4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States