About the Collection

Carnegie Museum of Art is arguably the first museum of contemporary art in the United States, collecting the “Old Masters of tomorrow” since the inception of the Carnegie International in 1896, a year after its founding.

The permanent collection of more than 30,000 objects features a broad spectrum of visual arts, including painting and sculpture; prints and drawings; photographs; architectural casts, renderings, and models; decorative arts and design, and film, video, and digital imagery. The museum also houses the archive of nearly 75,000 negatives by photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris.