The Carnegie Museum of Art is located in the heart of Oakland, Pittsburgh's popular college neighborhood, on Forbes Avenue. Founded in 1895 by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, it is nationally and internationally recognized for its distinguished collection of American and European works from the 16th century to the present. The museum features truly unique and awe-inspiring exhibitions that command the attention of every patron who enters the building.
The Museum offers a very distinguished collection of contemporary art that includes film and video works. The museum is known for its 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. It houses the Heinz Architectural Center 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 the U.S. and one of the three largest in the world, while the sculpture hall replicates the interior of the Parthenon.
The Carnegie International, a bi-annual exhibit of new, international art, returns in autumn 2013.
With ever-changing exhibitions and pieces of artistic mastery, and numerous programs, events, lectures, classes and camps, the art museum remains a popular destination for visitors and Pittsburgh region residents of all ages and interests.