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Four Distinctive Museums.  One Shared Vision.

With uncompromising quality, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh will set the national standard among museums for integration into the communities it serves, for our mutual advancement.




In the early 1990s, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh set out on a course of rediscovery.  In doing so, we discovered that “The Carnegie” had changed dramatically: in only four years, it had grown from two museums in one building to four museums at three different locations, each museum uniquely charged to serve the community in its own unique way.  It wasn’t long before we discovered that more change was in order.

The most visible signs of that change are the new graphic identities of the corporation and its four museums.  Collectively, they paint a picture of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh that is eclectic and, at first glance, curious.  At second glance and closer scrutiny, the picture makes perfect sense.  Most importantly, it reveals much deeper changes.   

At Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, our differences are our strengths.  We are four distinctive museums with one shared vision.  The fact that we, as an organization, are able to address a single vision from four very different perspectives—four different missions—makes us uniquely able to integrate, effectively and creatively, into the communities we serve.

Today, our museums operate with the kind of independent focus necessary to creatively serve their unique audiences—and they continue to learn more about those audiences in order to provide the best possible programming and outreach.  And to ensure their success, we remain committed to building a central institution that is healthy and strong, not only in reputation and character but also in its strategic plan for the future. 

There is no museum organization anywhere better positioned to make a difference—and that’s an exciting thing.  We are four distinctive museums with one shared vision. 


Ellsworth Brown

President, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh



Mission: To present and collect exceptional works of art for the enjoyment and enlightenment of all.. 

Mission: To conduct scientific research inquiry of the highest standard, build strategic collections, and use its scientific knowledge and collections to engage its public audences in an integrative understanding of the Earth. 


Mission: To develop science literacy and participation in technology through presentation of science that is entertaining, first-hand, relevant and understandable to the community in its full diversity. 

Mission: To be more than a museum. To be a vital, ever-changing forum in which diverse audiences of artists, scholars, and the general public are galvanized through creative interaction with the art and life of Andy Warhol.






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