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Carnegie Museum of Art
4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
The Carnegie Museum of Art in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, was founded in 1895 by the Pittsburgh-based industrialist Andrew Carnegie. The museum holds a distinguished collection of contemporary art, including film and video works. The museum's curatorial departments include: Fine Arts (Contemporary Art, Works on Paper), Decorative Arts, Architecture, and Photography. The museum presents as many as 15 changing exhibitions annually. Its permanent collection comprises roughly 35,000 works and includes European and American decorative arts from the late 17th century to the present, works on paper, paintings, prints (notably Japanese prints), sculptures and installations. The museum has notably strong collections of aluminum artifacts and chairs. Approximately 1,800 works are on view at any given time.
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