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The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh are operated by the Carnegie Institute and are located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Institute also runs the Three Rivers Arts Festival. Pittsburgh skyline as viewed from Mount Washington Pittsburgh is a city in Western Pennsylvania, United States, and the county seat of Allegheny County. ...

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Andy Warhol Museum

Opened on May 15, 1994, the Andy Warhol Museum is the largest museum in the world dedicated to one artist. The museum's collection includes over 4,000 Warhol art works in all media - paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and installation; the entire Andy Warhol Video Collection, 228 four minute Screen Tests, and 45 other films by Warhol; and extensive archives, most notably Warhol's Time Capsules. While dedicated to Andy Warhol, the museum also hosts many exhibits by artists who push the boundaries of art, just as Warhol did. May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Andy Warhol, photographed by Helmut Newton. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Drawing is a means of making an image, using any of a wide variety of tools and techniques. ... Printing is an industrial process for reproducing copies of texts and images, typically with ink on paper using a printing press. ... A sepia-tinted photograph of an English couple, taken in 1895. ... An Italian Futurist sculpture by Umberto Boccioni at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City (MoMA). ... Installation can be used to refer to Installation (computer programs) of an operating system or program. ... Andy Warhols Screen Tests consist of several-minute unbroken shots of Factory regulars, Warhol superstars, guests, friends, or anyone he thought has star potential. Warhol would place them in a booth, and tell them to stare at the camera and not blink. ...


Carnegie Museum of Art

When Andrew Carnegie envisioned a museum collection consisting of the "Old Masters of tomorrow", the Carnegie Museum of Art became, arguably, the first museum of modern art in the United States. Founded in 1895, today it continues Carnegie's love of contemporary art by staging the Carnegie International every few years. The marble Hall of Sculpture replicates the interior of the Parthenon. The Hall of Architecture contains the largest collection of plaster casts of architectural masterpieces in America and one of the three largest in the world. The Heinz Architectural Center, opened as part of the museum in 1993, is dedicated to the collection, study, and exhibition of architectural drawings and models. Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-American businessman, a major philanthropist, and the founder of the Carnegie Steel Company which later became U.S. Steel. ... Modern art is a general term, used for most of the artistic production from the late 19th century until approximately the 1970s. ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The term contemporary art generally refers to art being done now. ... The Carnegie International is the oldest North American exhibition of Modern art from around the globe. ... Venus de Milo, front. ... The Parthenon seen from the hill of the Pnyx to the west The Parthenon (Greek: Παρθενώνας) is the best-known surviving building of Ancient Greece and is regarded as one of the worlds greatest cultural monuments. ... // Gypsum plaster Plaster of Paris, or simply plaster, is a type of building material based on calcium sulfate hemihydrate, nominally (CaSO4)2*H2O. It is created by heating gypsum to about 150°C, 2(CaSO4 · 2H2O) → (CaSO4)2 · H2O + 3 H2O (released as steam). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


Carnegie Museum of Natural History

From the discovery of Diplodocus carnegii to the skull of Samson, the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skull known to date, and the brand new, yet to be named, species of oviraptorosaur the Carnegie Museum of Natural History has one of the finest dinosaur collections in the world. Other exhibits include the Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems, the Alcoa Foundation Hall of American Indians, Polar World: Wyckoff Hall of Arctic Life, the Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt, the Benedum Hall of Geology and the Powdermill Nature Reserve, established by the museum in 1956 to serve as a field station for long-term studies of natural populations. The museum also recently discovered the Fruitafossor windscheffeli. A hippopotamus skull A skull, or cranium, is a bony structure of Craniates which serves as the general framework for a head. ... Binomial name Tyrannosaurus rex Osborn, 1905 Tyrannosaurus rex (ty-RAN-o-sawr-us) meaning king tyrant lizard because of its size and large teeth and claws (Greek tyrannos = tyrant + sauros = lizard; Latin rex = king), also known colloquially as T. rex and The King of the Dinosaurs, was a giant carnivorous... Orders & Suborders Saurischia Sauropodomorpha Theropoda Ornithischia Thyreophora Ornithopoda Marginocephalia Dinosaurs were vertebrate animals that dominated the terrestrial ecosystem for over 160 million years, first appearing approximately 230 million years ago. ... Alcoa NYSE: AA is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, and alumina with operations in 43 countries. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Binomial name Fruitafossor windscheffeli (Luo and Wible, 2005) Fruitafossor windscheffeli is a newly-discovered termite-eating mammal which dates to the late Jurassic period, about 150 million years ago. ...


Carnegie Science Center

Opened in 1991, but with a history that dates to October 24, 1939, the Carnegie Science Center is the most visited museum in Pittsburgh. Among its attractions are the Buhl Planetarium, the Rangos Omnimax Theater, UPMC SportsWorks, the Miniature Railroad & VillageĀ®, and the USS Requin, a World War II submarine. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 68 days remaining. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... UPMC SportsWorks is one of the major, consistent exhibits of the Carnegie Science Center located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... USS Requin (SS-481), a Tench-class submarine, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for the requin, a sand shark. ... Combatants Allies: • Poland, • UK & Commonwealth, • France/Free France, • Soviet Union, • USA, • China, ...and others Axis: • Germany, • Italy, • Japan, ...and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total: 50 million Full list Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total: 12 million Full list World War II... HMS Vanguard, a Vanguard-class nuclear ballistic missile (SSBN) submarine HMCS Windsor, a Victoria-class diesel-electric hunter-killer (SSK) submarine HMAS Rankin, a Collins-class diesel-electric guided missile (SSG) submarine USS Virginia, a Virginia-class nuclear attack (SSN) submarine A submarine is a specialized watercraft that can operate...


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Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (420 words)
The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh are operated by the Carnegie Institute and are located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
When Andrew Carnegie envisioned a museum collection consisting of the "Old Masters of tomorrow", the Carnegie Museum of Art became, arguably, the first museum of modern art in the United States.
The Heinz Architectural Center, opened as part of the museum in 1993, is dedicated to the collection, study, and exhibition of architectural drawings and models.
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