The Andy Warhol Museum
Set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is The Andy Warhol Museum which stretches out over an incredible seven floors. The artist, who was born in Pittsburgh in 1928, is also buried in Pennsylvania at the St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery in Bethel Park. You can actually see his grave site here. The museum is a way to carry on Warhol’s legacy, so if you’re interested in visiting and seeing what the 88,000-square-foot facility offers, keep on reading for more info.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the life of Warhol, there’s no better place to do it than at The Andy Warhol Museum. There is decades worth of material to view ranging from prints and paintings to sculptures and photographs. Actually, there are over 8,000 pieces, so it really is quite the collection. There’s even an archives collection from which you can go and learn more about this legend.
There are always talks, events, exhibitions, and more going on at The Andy Warhol Museum. For example, there are daily gallery talks and until May 8, there is the special exhibition “Michael Chow aka Zhou Yinghua: Voice for My Father.” Also until May 8 is the film screening of “Murder in the Oratory.” Check out the calendar page for more information on the latest happenings.
If you’re interested in doing a little shopping while at The Andy Warhol Museum, you can head over to The Warhol Store where you can find a plethora of items ranging from books to videos. It’s a great chance to pick up a gift for yourself or the Warhol fan in your life. Should you get hungry, The Warhol Cafe is on the first floor and serves items that include coffee, sandwiches, soup, and more.
While members of The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh get in for free, non-member adults pay $20 while children from 3-18 and students pay $10. During the Good Fridays program on Fridays from 5 pm to 10 pm, admission is half price. Other visitors, such as active military personnel, can also receive discounted admission if they show ID. They’re closed on Mondays, but open every other day of the week starting at 10am; they close every day at 5 pm, except for Fridays when they’re open until 10 pm. They’re closed on certain holidays such as Christmas and Labor Day.
If you are interested in visiting The Andy Warhol Museum, even though all the information is laid out well on the site, your best bet is to call and just confirm their hours on the day on which you’d like to visit. It’s a way to ensure that they’ll be open before you make the trip and to verify what exhibitions are going on that day that you want to see. If you have any questions, it’s a perfect time to ask and verify before you show up at the front door. Regardless of when you go, there’s no doubt that any Warhol fan will have a great time.