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Carnegie Museum of Art – Virtual Tour

Carnegie Museum of Art - Virtual Tour

Carnegie Museum of Art – Virtual Tour

The Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) is an art museum with collections that include Fine Arts, Decorative Arts, Architecture, and Photography. 

The museum’s collection comprises over 35,000 works that include European and American decorative arts from the late seventeenth century to the present. About 1,800 works are on view at any given time.

The CMOA was founded in 1895 by the Pittsburgh-based industrialist Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie stated that:

“an art-gallery in which shall be preserved a record of the progress and development of pictorial art in America.”

Carnegie envisioned a museum collection consisting of the “Old Masters of Tomorrow.” 

The museum expanded significantly in 1907 with the addition of the Hall of Architecture and Hall of Sculpture. In 1974 the museum’s exhibition space more than doubled and it continues to be renovated and updated.

Carnegie Museum of Art - Virtual Tour

The 1907 Grand Staircase – Carnegie Museum of Art

The museum’s collection themes include:

  • Painting and Sculpture
  • Glass artworks
  • Photographs
  • Japanese Prints
  • Pittsburgh Artists
  • The Art of the Chair

Highlights of the Carnegie Museum of Art

  • The Wreck by Winslow Homer
  • Arrangement in Black: Portrait of Señor Pablo de Sarasate by James A. McNeill Whistler
  • Place des Lices by Paul Signac
  • Water Lilies (Nymphéas) by Claude Monet
  • Wheat Fields After the Rain (The Plain of Auvers) by Vincent Van Gogh
  • Bronze casts reproductions from Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • European decorative arts from the Rococo and Neoclassical periods
  • Plaster casts of outstanding from Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance European works 
  • The unique cast of The West Portal of Saint-Gilles-du-Gard
  • A cast of the north transept portal of the Bordeaux Cathedral
  • Plaster casts from ancient and classical civilizations of Egypt, Greece, and Rome
  • An exhibition of architectural drawings and models
  • The collection of American art since 1850
  • The collections of African art, classical and Egyptian art, and older European art

Carnegie Museum of Art - Virtual Tour

The Hall of Architecture – Carnegie Museum of Art – CMOA

Carnegie Museum of Art – CMOA

  • Museum:           Carnegie Museum of Art
  • City:                   Pittsburgh
  • State:                 Pennsylvania
  • Country:            United States
  • Established:      1895
  • Type:                 Art Museum
  • Location:           4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

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Carnegie Museum of Art – 360 Views

Carnegie Museum of Art – 360 Views

Carnegie Museum of Art – 360 Views

Carnegie Museum of Art – 360 Views

Carnegie Museum of Art – 360 Views

Carnegie Museum of Art – 360 Views

Carnegie Museum of Art – 360 Views

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Carnegie Museum of Art

Carnegie Museum of Art

Carnegie Museum of Art

Carnegie Museum of Art

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Carnegie Museum of Art

Carnegie Museum of Art

Carnegie Museum of Art

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“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
– Thomas Merton

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Photo Credit: Chris Litherland / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0); Daderot / Public domain; Chris Lithwerland / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

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