Carnegie Museum of Art

Carnegie Museum of Art
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About Us:

Carnegie Museum of Art is arguably the first museum of contemporary art in the United States, collecting the “Old Masters of tomorrow” since the inception of the Carnegie International in 1896. Today, the museum is one of the most dynamic major art institutions in America. Our collection of more than 35,000 objects features a broad spectrum of visual arts, including painting and sculpture; prints and drawings; photographs; architectural casts, renderings, and models; decorative arts and design; and film, video, and digital imagery. Through our programming, exhibitions, and publications, we frequently explore the role of art and artists in confronting key social issues of our time, combining and juxtaposing local and global perspectives. With our unique history and resources, we strive to become a leader in defining the role of art museums for the 21st century.


Recent News

Exhibition - Teenie Harris Photographs:

Teenie Harris Photographs: Baseball In Pittsburgh From his days as an erratic shortstop and founding member of the Negro League Pittsburgh Crawfords, to his behind-the-scenes socializing with world-famous athletes, to his journalistic coverage of…

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Exhibition - Maggie’s Centres: A Blueprint For Cancer Care

Located throughout the UK, Maggie’s Centres apply design thinking to the challenges of patients undergoing cancer treatment. Explore five of these outstanding works of integrated architectural design. See how cancer care is facilitated in…

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Exhibition - White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes

Today a new type of museum is emerging—a hybrid form that fuses architecture, art, and nature. If modern art has frequently been housed in clinical white interiors or in postindustrial space, progressive art today is often found at sites that mix…

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Exhibition - Whistler and Rebellion in the Art World

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) was one of the most deliberately contentious, witty, and fiercely independent artists of his generation. Whistler rebelled against the established art world and resisted allegiances with avant-garde…

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Exhibition - Henri Matisse: The Thousand and One Nights

Henri Matisse’s The Thousand and One Nights, a multi-panel, painted paper cut-out, was created when the artist was 81 and confined to his bed. Unable to sleep and kept alive by his drive to create, Matisse had much in common with Scheherazade, the…

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Exhibition - Impressionism in a New Light: From Monet to Stieglitz

Impressionism in a New Light: From Monet to Stieglitz features more than 150 works by many of the most important artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Drawn primarily from Carnegie Museum of Art’s significant collection, the…

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