Carnegie Museum of Art
Founded in 1895 by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, the Carnegie Museum of Art is located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The museum is distinguished by its collection of American and European pieces from the sixteenth century through the present. The permanent collection holds over 35,000 works including European and American paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts, and photography. The museum is home to one of the world’s largest collections of plaster casts of architectural masterpieces. Carnegie favored works of his contemporaries such as Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent and the French Impressionists.