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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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Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center $125
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

100 Lytton Avenue, Pittsburgh
     
    4.0
    of 5, from 1,246 reviews
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    Located in Oakland, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University. Heinz Memorial Chapel and Cathedral of Learning are also within 10 minutes.

    Residence Inn Pittsburgh University/ Medical Center $103
    Residence Inn Pittsburgh University/ Medical Center

    Residence Inn Pittsburgh University/ Medical Center

    3896 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh
       
      4.3
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      Located in Oakland, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Heinz Memorial Chapel and University of Pittsburgh. Carnegie Mellon University is 1.2 mi (2 km) away.

      Residence Inn Pittsburgh Oakland/University Place $116
      Residence Inn Pittsburgh Oakland/University Place

      Residence Inn Pittsburgh Oakland/University Place

      3341 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh
         
        4.6
        of 5, from 81 reviews
        3.0 out of 5.0

        This hotel is located in Pittsburgh (Oakland), close to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Petersen Events Center, and Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum. Also nearby are University of Pittsburgh and Phipps Conservatory.

        Quality Inn University Center $84
        Quality Inn University Center

        Quality Inn University Center

        3401 Blvd Of The Allies, Pittsburgh
           
          3.4
          of 5, from 1,590 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.

          Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place $118
          Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

          Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

          3454 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh
             
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            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.

            Hyatt House Pittsburgh/Bloomfield/Shadyside $137
            Hyatt House Pittsburgh/Bloomfield/Shadyside

            Hyatt House Pittsburgh/Bloomfield/Shadyside

            5335 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh
               
              4.6
              of 5, from 400 reviews
              3.0 out of 5.0

              Located in Bloomfield, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of UPMC Shadyside, University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University. Center for PostNatural History and Kelly Strayhorn Theater are also within 1 mi (2 km).

              Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel $119
              Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel

              Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel

              5405 5th Ave, Pittsburgh
                 
                4.5
                of 5, from 769 reviews
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                Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of UPMC Shadyside, Carnegie Mellon University, and Carnegie Museum of Natural History. University of Pittsburgh and Phipps Conservatory are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Shadyside $159
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                Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Shadyside

                5308 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh
                   
                  4.3
                  of 5, from 289 reviews
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  Located in Bloomfield, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of UPMC Shadyside, University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Carnegie Museum of Art and Cathedral of Learning are also within 2 mi (3 km).