Learn about our collection on a guided tour from one of our knowledgeable docents (tour guides). Pre-register your group for discounts and complimentary admissions.
Choose one of the following topics (other topics may be available for current exhibitions; ask about special topics when contacting Group Visits to book your tour):
December 8–January 5
Regard the Hall of Architecture in a whole new light amidst 6 towering 20-foot Colorado spruce trees, each adorned with handcrafted ornaments that celebrate the beauty of winter. Explore 18th-century Italian village life up close and personal in the lifelike figures and colorful details of our renowned Neapolitan presepio. See how great artists depict winter in transcendent paintings from our collection.
Duane Michals: Storyteller and Collector
November 10–February 15
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.
Carnegie Museum of Art Highlights
60 or 90 minutes
Monet, Van Gogh, Hopper, Warhol … their works are only the beginning of CMOA's renowned collection! Discover painting, sculpture, and decorative objects by some of the world’s most fascinating artists. Learn about their styles, subjects, and moments in time, while uncovering the meaning these works hold for you.
Classical Ideal: Exploring Ancient Greece & Rome
Journey through time to the world of ancient Greece and Rome. CMOA’s distinctive Hall of Architecture houses a unique cast collection of famous monuments and sculptures from antiquity. The visit concludes with classically inspired artwork from later centuries to reveal the enduring quality of classicism throughout time.
Carnegie Sampler: Introduction to the Art and Natural History Collections
90 minutes (45 minutes in each museum)
If you’re not sure what you want to see first, then this is the tour for you! This overview of great art and fascinating natural history collections will acquaint you with Pittsburgh’s premier cultural institution.
Costs for Guided Tours
|60-minute guided tour
|90-minute guided tour
|120-minute guided tour
Booking Your Guided Tour
Tours must be booked four weeks in advance and prepaid one week prior to visit. Changes in attendance must be made at least one week in advance to receive a refund. Admission to both Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History is included in the fee. Complete the form below or call the Group Visits Office at 412.622.3289.
One complimentary admission for groups of 10–20 people.
Two complimentary admissions for groups of 21+ people.
Personal care aides receive free admission.