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Carnegie Museum of Art

If you like your art with a modern twist, you’re in for a treat at this exceptional museum, which also features impressive furniture and architecture galleries.

At the Carnegie Museum of Art, you can browse the impressionist works of van Gogh, Monet and Renoir, or study the works of the modernist artists that they inspired. A superb collection of decorative arts takes in the fashions of the last two centuries, while the superb Hall of Architecture holds one of the world’s most extensive collections of architectural plaster casts.

The museum has up to 15 temporary exhibits per year showcasing some of the most innovative and exciting new art in the world.

Interior design enthusiasts will want to head to the Ailsa Mellon Bruce Galleries. Here, you can examine more than 400 decorative household objects from the mid 18th century right up to the present day. Baroque and rococo tables and chairs, lacquered cabinets from the art deco era and modernist furnishings show how tastes have changed over the years.

Wander around the Hall of Architecture, where there is more than 140 plaster casts of some of the world’s most famous architectural pieces. These include impressive reproductions of the Venus de Milo and the famous doors from the Baptistery of St. John in Florence.

Another impressive reproduction is nearby in the Hall of Sculpture, which was designed to replicate the Parthenon in Greece, even using marble from the same Athenian quarry to create the same, gleaming white walls.

Your admission fee to the Carnegie Museum of Art will also get you into the Natural History Museum. Prepare for a long day if you intend to see them both in detail. If you do, the Carnegie Café and the slightly more upmarket Fossil Fuels Café provide a chance to rest and revive between galleries. Alternatively, bring a packed lunch and enjoy it in the open-air Sculpture Court.

The Carnegie Museum of Art is located in the Oakland district. There is a large user-pay parking facility located directly behind the museum on Forbes Avenue and South Craig Street. Bus services from downtown also stop nearby. The museum is open daily, except for some national holidays. Check the website for details.


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$127
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

100 Lytton Avenue, Pittsburgh
3.9
of 5, from 363 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Oakland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Carnegie Mellon University is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away.

$122
Residence Inn Pittsburgh University/ Medical Center

Residence Inn Pittsburgh University/ Medical Center

3896 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh
4.1
of 5, from 172 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Oakland, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Heinz Memorial Chapel and University of Pittsburgh. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Carnegie Mellon University are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$98
Quality Inn University Center

Quality Inn University Center

3401 Blvd Of The Allies, Pittsburgh
3.3
of 5, from 473 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Pittsburgh's Oakland, this hotel is 1 block from Magee-Women's Hospital. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is a half-mile from the hotel and University of Pittsburgh is 1 mile away.

$144
Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

3454 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh
4.0
of 5, from 235 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

The Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place is close to several major medical centers, world-class museums, and universities including Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh; downtown Pittsburgh is less than two miles away.

$127
Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel

Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel

5405 5th Ave, Pittsburgh
4.5
of 5, from 249 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in University Center, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of UPMC Shadyside, Carnegie Mellon University, and Carnegie Museum of Natural History. University of Pittsburgh and Bakery Square are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$143
Residence Inn Pittsburgh Oakland/University Place

Residence Inn Pittsburgh Oakland/University Place

3341 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh
4.5
of 5, from 2 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Oakland, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, and Petersen Events Center. University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Museum of Art are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$199
Mansions on Fifth Hotel

Mansions on Fifth Hotel

5105 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh
4.3
of 5, from 98 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Shadyside, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Heinz Memorial Chapel, University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.

$125
Hampton Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center

Hampton Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center

3315 Hamlet Street, Pittsburgh
4.2
of 5, from 258 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Oakland, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pittsburgh Playhouse, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and University of Pittsburgh. Carnegie Mellon University and Monongahela Incline are also within 3 mi (5 km).