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August 14, 2006
Once or twice a year, the Carnegie Museum of Art offers free admission, and it is an excellent time to enjoy its superb collection. I last visited during its Panopticon exhibition, which packed the walls from floor to ceiling with a dazzling array of art. The permanent collection also features an impressive sculptures and awe-inspiring reproductions of famous architecture.
- Check the Post-Gazette's Weekend section for the latest exhibits and possible discounts.
From journal A Young Couple in Pittsburgh
State College, Pennsylvania
September 30, 2004
To start with, the building (combined with the Museum of Natural History) is stunning -- majestic columns, open public spaces, and cozy smaller galleries as well.
Staff was warm and helpful, asking our interests before making recommendations of how to spend our time.
Particularly skillful was a member of staff in the gift shop who, in the most polite but authoritative manner, managed, in one quick request, to convince our daughter to put down the Superball (we had already been working on this but apparently lack the right approach). [Side note: Why would they sell superballs alongside a large stock of Tiffany-style lamps?]
In the gallery itself, audio guides are free, and, when working, a great way to extend the visit with children. It's amazing what little kids will listen to (art history) when they get to pick the painting.
A very small number of paintings have audio material designed for children (the narrator is a CAT) -- hopefully the Museum will expand this service.
From journal Pittsburgh Family Weekend
Compared to the Natural History Museum in London, the incredible lack of crowds here was really wonderful.
Activities for kids (drawing, glueing, sticking) in the foyer also extended our visit. Ask for the washable markers instead of the Sharpies if you don't want to remember this cultural moment forever on your kids' clothes!
January 9, 2001
Their hours of operation are from Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10am till 5 pm,and on Sundays 1pm till 5pm. I strongly suggest that your do not chose your visit on Sunday, due to its limited operational hours. The museum is also open on Mondays, from 10am-5pm only between the holidays of 4th of July to Labor Day.
The regular admission rates are 6 dollars per Adult and
Senior Citizen pay 5 dollars. Children and fulltime students pay 4 dollars.
Discounts are available when purchasing admission online. So, this is an option to some. Prices also allow for viewing their museum of Art too.
Especially exciting is a statue of a Brontosarus located in front for many years.
It is traditionally a hotspot among the kids for photos.
The different exhibits are endless there.
Handicap access is available too.
From journal Pittsburgh- Champions in all aspects