This weekend I visited the Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History with my family.
My younger siblings were especially enraptured with the Dinosaur exhibit.
“Dinosaurs in their Time” features interactive screens where viewers can learn more about the prehistoric creature on display.
My 4 year old, dinosaur-obsessed, brother excitedly points out an ornithischian, one of many dinosaurs in the exhibit. The skeletal structures are a combination of fossils, casts, and models.
The Tyrannosaurus Rex at Carnegie Museum is a “holotype,” meaning all other members of its species are compared to it. The original description of the T-rex was based on this specimen in 1905.
My favorite portion of the Museum is the Art Gallery. The “Fine Art” exhibit features a variety of art from before 1945.
“Water Lilies (Nymphéas)” by Claude Monet belongs to a series of approximately 250 oil paintings by Monet.
Vincent van Gogh’s “Wheat Fields after the Rain (The Plain of Auvers) is one of his last paintings, made shortly before his death. It now hangs in the “Fine Arts” gallery of Carnegie Museum.
Jean Metzinger’s “Man with Pipe” is found in the “Fine Arts” gallery; an example of the Cubist movement.
On the left is “Still Life with Brioche” by Édouard Manet; on the right is “Lilies and Pelargoniums in a White Vase” by Henri Fantin-Latour.
2013 Carnegie International is the temporary exhibit on display right now, from October 5th to March 16th.
“TIP” was created by British sculptor Phyllida Barlow. It is on display at the entrance plaza for Carnegie Museum on Forbes Avenue. It is the largest piece in a series of sculptures she created for art galleries and museums in both Europe and the United States. “TIP” is part of 2013 Carnegie International.
“Light and Belief, Sketches of Life from the Vietnam War” are sketches by Vietnamese artist Dinh Q. Lê. They are featured as a part of 2013 Carnegie International.
“What Makes Me Understand What I Know?” is an ongoing project by Chinese artist He An. This display made up of neon and LED lights and photographs is part of 2013 Carnegie International.