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Carnegie Museum of Art, Hall of Architecture, Pittsburgh; credit CMA

 

PITTSBURGH ART and HISTORY MUSEUMS


Pittsburgh, PA

Heinz History Center
DESCRIPTION: Devoted to the history and heritage of Western Pennsylvania, the History Center is Pennsylvania’s largest history museum and a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Exhibits include Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation, Heinz, From Slavery to Freedom, Discovery Place (for kids), Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and more.

ADMISSION: Adults: $16; Senior Citizens (62+): $14; Retired & Active Duty Military: Receive $2 off of admission; Students with a valid school ID: $6.50; Children ages 6-17: $6.50;  Children ages 5 and under: Free; History Center Members: Free
DAYS & HOURS: Daily 10a-5p

ADDRESS: 1212 Smallman Street

PHONE: 412-454-6000

WEBSITE: http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org

Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum

DESCRIPTION: Discover the athletic champions of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania and the beloved arenas they played in; few cities of comparable size have had the same success Pittsburgh in collegiate and pro sports. Enjoy a stunning collection of sports artifacts and more than 70 interactive activities that celebrate the rich tradition of sports in the Western Pennsylvania region. Exhibits cover baseball, football, hockey, high school sports, Negro Leagues Baseball, racing, golf and more.

ADMISSION: Included with admission to the Heinz History Center (Adults: $16; Senior Citizens (62+): $14; Retired & Active Duty Military: Receive $2 off; Students with a valid school ID: $6.50; Children ages 6-17: $6.50;  Children ages 5 and under: Free; History Center Members: Free

DAYS & HOURS: daily 10a-5p

ADDRESS: 1212 Smallman Street

PHONE: 412-454-6000

WEBSITE: http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/sports

Society for Contemporary Craft
DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1971, this professional exhibition gallery for educational programs in the Strip District serves a need for multi-cultural and non-mainstream art in the community; SHOPPERS ALERT, its also an excellent retail outlet for artist-made works; since 1986, SCC has organized more than 140 thematic exhibitions featuring work by more than 1,400 nationally and internationally recognized artists

ADMISSION: Free

DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 10a-5p

ADDRESS: 2100 Smallman Street

PHONE: 412-261-7003

WEBSITE: http://www.contemporarycraft.org

Carnegie Museum of Art

DESCRIPTION: A formidable museum of American contemporary art from the late nineteenth century, French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, and European; also features American decorative arts from the late seventeenth century to the present; also features Heinz Architectural Center dedicated to the study and exhibition of architectural drawings and models; Hall of Architecture contains the largest collection of plaster casts of architectural masterpieces in America; perhaps the most rewarding visuals are to be had in the Hall of Sculpture, which replicates the Parthenon

ADMISSION: $15 Adults, $12 Age 65+, $11 Students w/ ID and Ages 3–18, Age 2 and under enter Free

DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Wed & Fri Sat 10a-5p, Thu 10a-8p
, Sun Noon-5p

ADDRESS: 4400 Forbes Ave

PHONE: 412-622-3131

WEBSITE: http://www.cmoa.org

Andy Warhol Museum
DESCRIPTION: Dedicated to that iconoclastic artist of the 1970s and 80s who most typified the boisterous colors of pop art; the museum opened in 1994 in a warehouse first built in 1911 and converted to a music store in the mid-1960s; the terra cotta facade features a cream colored ornamental ring, lions and centurions; it helps to be a member of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

ADMISSION: $15 Adults, $9 Age 65+, $8 Students w/ ID and Ages 3–18, Age 2 and under enter Free; Fri 5p-10p Half-Price 

DAYS & HOURS: Sat-Sun 10a-5p, Tue-Thu 10a-5p, Fri 10a-10p

ADDRESS: 117 Sandusky Street

PHONE: 412-237-8300

WEBSITE: http://www.warhol.org

The Mattress Factory
DESCRIPTION: founded in 1977 in the former home of a mattress factory, it is a one-of-a-kind museum of contemporary installation art, plus a research and development lab for artists; it commissions and presents art you can get into — room-sized environments, created by in-residence artists; the museum leaders have purchased and renovated 9 inner city properties to become exhibition galleries, an artist-created garden, public and educational spaces, artists' residencies, office space; there are 16 permanent installations on display; 300 artists who have exhibited at the Mattress Factory have come from all over the world

ADMISSION: $10 Adults, $8 Age 65+, $7 Students w/ ID, Age 5 and under enter Free;

DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 10a-5p, Sun 1p-5p

ADDRESS: 500 Sampsonia Way

PHONE: 412-231-3169

WEBSITE: http://www.mattress.org

Frick Art & Historical Center

DESCRIPTION: A complex of museums and historical buildings on 5 acres of gardens in the East End; the center interprets the life and times of industrialist and art collector Henry Clay Frick; Exhibitions of fine and decorative art are also presented at the Center; Clayton, the restored Frick family home, here's also Frick Art Museum, Car & Carriage Museum, a Greenhouse, a Visitors' Center, Shop and Café

ADMISSION: Free

DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sun 10a-5p

ADDRESS: 7227 Reynolds Street off Penn Avenue

PHONE: 412-371-0600

WEBSITE: http://www.frickart.org

 

Fort Pitt Museum
DESCRIPTION: Located in historic Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh, the museum is a two-floor, 12,000-square-foot venue that tells the story of Western Pennsylvania’s role during the French & Indian War, the American Revolution, and as the birthplace of Pittsburgh. First opened in 1969 in a reconstructed bastion, the museum provides visitors with a rich understanding of the world-changing events that occurred right here in Western Pennsylvania. Through interactive exhibitions, life-like historical figures, and recently added artifacts, visitors will learn the important role our region played in shaping the United States.

ADMISSION: Adults: $8; Senior Citizens (62+): $7; Retired & Active Duty Military: Receive $2 off of admission; Students with a valid school ID: $4.50; Children ages 6-17: $4.50; Children ages 5 and under: Free; History Center Members: Free

DAYS & HOURS: daily 10a-5p

ADDRESS: Fort Pitt  MAP

PHONE: 412-281-9284

WEBSITE: http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/fort-pitt/

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