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Exhibition: The Fabricated Landscape
06/26/2021–01/17/2022 (more information)
The Grand Interior (detail), 2017
Carnegie Museum of Art, Gift of MAIO
The Grand Interior (detail), 2017
Exhibition: An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain
03/14/20–07/26/2020 (more information)
An-My Lê
Film Set, “Free State of Jones,” Battle of Corinth, Bush Louisiana, 2015, (detail)
inkjet print
Courtesy the artist and STXfilms. © An-My Lê
Exhibition: Diane Severin Nguyen: Tyrant Star
Through 02/14/2021 (more information)
Diane Severin Nguyen
Tyrant Star (detail of film still), 2019
Carnegie Museum of Art, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Rich Fund
© Diane Severin Nguyen
Turbine light, 2020
Exhibition: Locally Sourced
Through 03/27/2022 (more information)
Benjamin Saks/KerfCase
Turbine light, 2020
Courtesy Julia Reynolds, Monmade
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Exhibition: States of Becoming
09/26/2020–03/28/2021 (more information)
estudio teddy cruz
Manufactured Sites, 2008
Carnegie Museum of Art, Purchased with funds provided by the Drue Heinz Art Trust, 2010.12.1
Manufactured Sites, 2008
Gornergletscher Hough Lines; Haar, 2018
Exhibition: Trevor Paglen: Opposing Geometries
Through 03/14/2021 (more information)
Trevor Paglen
Gornergletscher Hough Lines; Haar, 2018
gelatin silver laser-exposed print
©? Trevor Paglen. Courtesy of the artist and Altman Siegel, San Francisco
Exhibition: Controlling the Chaos
Through 06/27/2021 (more information)
Marco Breuer, German, b. 1966
Untitled (Fuse), 1996
gelatin silver print
Carnegie Museum of Art, Gift of Vicky A. Clark, 2007.71 © Marco Breuer
Untitled (Fuse), 1996
The Room, Part 1, 1975
Exhibition: Crossroads: Carnegie Museum of Art's Collection, 1945 to Now
Through 11/21/2021 (more information)
Joan Brown
The Room, Part 1, 1975
oil enamel on canvas
Carnegie Museum of Art, Purchase, gifts of Paul Chanin, Samuel Kootz, and Dr. and Mrs. Laibe A. Kessler, by exchange. Courtesy of The Estate of Joan Brown
Carnegie Museum of Art
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4080
Tel: 412.622.3131

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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.

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Exhibitions:

The Fabricated Landscape
Jun 26, 2021–Jan 17, 2022
(more information)

An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain
Through Jan 18, 2021
(more information)

Diane Severin Nguyen: Tyrant Star
Through Feb 14, 2021
(more information)

Locally Sourced
Through Mar 27, 2022
(more information)

States of Becoming
Sep 26, 2020–Mar 28, 2021
(more information)

Trevor Paglen: Opposing Geometries
Through Mar 14, 2021
(more information)

Controlling the Chaos
Through Jun 27, 2021
(more information)

Crossroads: Carnegie Museum of Art's Collection, 1945 to Now
Through May 21, 2001
(more information)

An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain
Through Jan. 18, 2021
(more information)

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