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The Andy Warhol Museum

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The The Andy Warhol Museum devotes seven floors to the work of the native Pittsburgher and pop-art icon. Set inside an old warehouse, the museum includes thousands of works in many media: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, film, and video. An enormous collection of source material—audiotape interviews with friends and associates, thousands of photographs, books, and magazines—sheds light on the artist, the man, his creative processes, and his legacy. Many of Warhol's seminal works, like his Brillo Box sculptures and Elvis paintings, are on display, as are rotating exhibits and programs.

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  • Address: 117 Sandusky St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 | Map It
  • Phone: 412/237–8300
  • Cost: $12
  • Hours: Tues.–Thurs. 10–5, Fri. 10–10, Sat. and Sun. 10–5; closed Mon.
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  • Location: Pittsburgh

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    Half the Works Were by Other Artists

    My spouse and I visited the Andy Warhol Museum (one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, along with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Museum of Art, and Carnegie Science Center) on a late Saturday afternoon in late November 2012 (on the Thanksgiving weekend). We had attended a college football game at Heinz Field, and we stopped in at the museum on the way home from the game. We visit Pittsburgh often, and have walked by this museum many times, so we were glad to finally cross it off our "to see" list. Warhol was born and raised in Pittsburgh, hence the location of the museum.

    We found half of the museum interesting, and the other half repetitive; we were surprised to find that half of the art was not created by Warhol but by other artists (including many by Deborah Kass) imitating his pop style. In addition to paintings, there are films and videos created by and starring Warhol, as well as objects that were part of his private collection. The museum space is large, spread over seven floors, which are reachable by stairs as well as by elevator. The site contains a café and small gift shop, and lockers are available to store your coat or bag. The museum is open late on Friday evenings until 10:00 pm (instead of the usual 5:00 pm closure); admission is a whopping $20 per person.

    We did not care for this museum, but we are not huge lovers of modern, avant-garde art (our style leans more toward French impressionists). We thought that the small collection of Warhols on display at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art were a better representation than what was shown in this whole museum. We thought that the museum was overpriced for what we saw

    by fluffnfold, 3/14/13

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