Drop-in Tours

Come alone or with a friend


Free, daily drop-in tours are available with museum admission. Tour topics change seasonally and with new exhibitions, no two tours are ever exactly alike. Groups meet outside of the CMOA Design Store. 
ASL interpretation is provided the first Sunday of each month.

Tour de Force: Works from the Collection
Daily, 1:30–2:30 p.m. 

Duane Michals: Storyteller and Collector
November 7February 15
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Delve into the work of groundbreaking photographer Duane Michals in Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals. Born in 1932 and raised near Pittsburgh in a steelworker family, Michals has been a pioneer since the 1960s when he broke away from established traditions of photography. Rather than respecting the primacy of the photographic print, Michals added handwritten messages and poems to the paper surface. Instead of accepting the widely recognized dominance of a powerful single image, Michals created sequences of multiple images to convey visual stories.

Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals is situated steps away from Duane Michals: Collector, an exhibition that provides a rare chance to encounter the eclectic collection the acclaimed photographer hangs in his home.

Are you a teacher?
 K–12 teachers earn one ACT 48 activity hour for participation in a drop-in tour. Download a printable PDF of the ACT 48 activity hours form.   



Multimedia Guides

During your visit, you can borrow an iPod touch from the admissions desk (first-come, first served; valid ID required) and use the CMOA app as a digital companion while you are in the galleries. More information about the app can be found on the CMOA App information page.

Have your own iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad? Download the CMOA App for free from the Apple App Store.


WiFi at the Museum

To access the museum's complimentary WiFi from an iDevice, please follow these instructions:

  1. Go into the "Settings" app
  2. Click "WiFi"
  3. Make sure WiFi is toggled on
  4. Look for and select "DQE - Carnegie Museums WiFi"
  5. Authenticate your device by agreeing to the terms
  6. Enjoy the museum's fast and free wireless internet!