The Heinz Architectural Center underscores the CMOA’s bent toward the collection, study, and exhibition of architectural drawings and sculpture. The Center itself provides a reason for those with architectural interests to visit; the edifice combines Classicism and Modernism, alluding to the Carnegie Institute without mirroring it. It also houses its own galleries and a study room.
The Hall of Architecture holds the largest collection of plaster casts of architectural masterpieces in America and is one of the three largest collections of its kind in the world. Other areas of distinction include: contemporary art and multimedia; American art from the 19th century; European and American decorative art; and French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings.
The Carnegie Museum of Art (The CMOA) Information
- Public Transportation: Poor
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday–Saturday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m., Sunday Noon–5:00 p.m., closed Monday and major holidays
- Admission: $15, seniors (65+) $12, students and children (3–18) $11, members and children under 3 free
- Tours: Docent-led tours, ranging from one to two hours in length, and self-guided tours are available for an additional charge
- Membership: Individual membership is $75 and includes unlimited general admission for one year at Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Andy Warhol Museum, and Carnegie Science Center (including SportsWorks and laser shows). Also included are general admission privileges to more than 260 participating science centers worldwide, invitations to members-only events and exhibition previews, and discounts on classes, camps, standard IMAx films, lectures, and social events. Senior membership ($50) and Dual/Family memberships (prices vary) are also available
- Other Benefits: Premium membership ($200) includes all benefits listed above, plus reciprocal privileges at select art and natural history museums.