Scaife Gallery, Carnegie Museum of Art

Submitted by Admin on Tue, 12/20/2011 - 01:47
Architect Name: 
Barnes, Edward Larrabee
East – Oakland


Oakland, 4400 Forbes Ave
United States
40° 26' 37.6044" N, 79° 56' 56.058" W

The Carnegie Museums of today is a lot different than the Carnegie Museums founded by Pittsburgh industrialist Andrew Carnegie 116 years ago. But then, Andrew Carnegie would have expected nothing less, since he created his museums to be places of exploration that are constantly changing. Its permanent collection comprises roughly 35,000 works and includes European and American decorative arts from the late seventeenth century to the present, works on paper, paintings, prints (notably Japanese prints), sculptures and installations. The museum has notably strong collections of both aluminum artifacts and chairs. Approximately 1,800 works are on view at any given time.
Today, we are a collection of four creative, inspiring, thought-provoking places of exploration: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. We educate young people and attract lifetime learners of all ages. We are the largest, most far-reaching cultural organization in the Pittsburgh region, known throughout the world for our vast art and scientific collections and our scientific research. And we’re a community leader in educational outreach.In 2001, the museum acquired the archive of African-American photographer Charles "Teenie" Harris, consisting of approximately 80,000 photographic negatives spanning from the 1930s to the 1970s. The museum is working with a Teenie Harris Advisory Committee identify the photographs. Many of these images have been catalogued and digitized and are available online via the Carnegie Museum of Art Collections Search.

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  • Schmertz, M. F.  “Sarah M. Scaife Gallery Addition to Pittsburgh's Carnegie institute.”  Architectural Record 152 (August 1972), 43, 87-90.
  • “Sarah Scaife Gallery, Museum of Art.”  Carnegie Magazine 48:8-9 (October-November 1974), whole issue.
  • “Barnes gratia artis.”  Progressive Architecture 56 (March 1975), 26-27.
  • “The Scaife Gallery...Let there Be Light…”  Architectural Record 158:7 (November 1975), 87-[92].
  • “Geometry for Continuity.”  Space Design 250 (July 1985), [12]-31.
  • McCoy, Esther and Barbara Goldstein.  Guide to U.S. Architecture, 1940-1980.  Santa Monica, Calif.: Arts + Architecture Press, 1982.  62.
  • Edward Larrabee Barnes Museum Designs.  Katonah, N.Y.: The Katonah Gallery, 1987.
  • Edward Larrabee Barnes, Architect.  New York: Rizzoli, 1994
Scaife Gallery, Carnegie Museum of Art
Scaife Gallery, Carnegie Museum of Art
Scaife Gallery, Carnegie Museum of Art


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