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Carnegie Museum of Art

The Carnegie Museum of Art, a branch of the Carnegie institute, is located in the Pittsburg in Pennsylvania. The museum was founded in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie. The museum is daily visited by some 2.2 million people from Pittsburgh, visitors from eastern Ohio, north West Virginia and western Pennsylvania. In the past decades the daily visitors of the museum has increased even at the international level due to its popularity in terms of tradition and reputation. The museum has established itself as a major center for promoting the contemporary art.

Historical Perspective:

This museum has included many European and American decorative arts from late 17th century till present time. Among the recent acquisitions the architect designed objects gained prominence. In addition to these the museum's collections also include Asian art mostly the Japanese prints and African art.

The Carnegie Museum of Art has been credited of being one of the first museums to include film and video in its collection. The Museum has got ample space for organizing its exhibition programmes in the galleries and in its 200-seat theater.

Artworks and Exhibitions:

The museum actively organizes at least fifteen exhibitions every a year which includes work presentation from some of the permanent collections, borrowed exhibitions and the museumís private exhibitions. Different educational programs are also organized for the wide range of audiences by the medium of various programs, activities, and publications on specific topics or exhibitions. The formats of these programs vary depending on different learning styles and the standard of familiarity with art. These educational programs include school programs for teachers, parents and students. The programs are held both inside and outside of the museum. Other than these, the other services of the museum include conservation and publications. The museum has also brought some of its publications like the American Paintings and Sculpture to 1945 in The Carnegie Museum of Art and The Beal Collection of American Art.

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