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Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Warhol is the largest single-artist museum in the nation.

Courtesy Andy Warhol Museum
Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol's birth, The Warhol is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. Andy Warhol, the son of an immigrant Carpatho Rusyn laborer who came to work in Andrew Carnegie's steel mills, developed his skill as a young artist at the museum and library that Carnegie donated to the city.

What to Expect:


The collection at the Andy Warhol Museum includes more than 4,000 works of art by Warhol including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, films and videos, and a massive collection of Warhol's "time-capsules" - boxed records of the artist's day-to-day dealings and penchant for collecting. While dedicated to Andy Warhol, the museum also hosts rotating exhibits by artists who push the boundaries of art, just as Warhol did.

The Warhol Archives:


In addition to art works, the Andy Warhol Museum is also home to the greatest single collection of ephemera documenting Warhol's life and interactions. The archives are available for research to scholars and the general public in the Archives Study Center, and serve as a primary resource on the artist, the time period and pop culture.

Good Fridays:


Every Friday evening the Andy Warhol Museum is open late with a cash bar in the entrance gallery and special programs such as small theater performances, films, live music and wine tastings. Half-price regular Museum admission from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Shopping at the Warhol:


The Warhol Store, located off the entrance gallery on the ground floor, sells a wide variety of Warhol posters, books, clothing and apparel, videos, postcards and gifts. You can also shop at the Warhol Store online at www.warhol.org.

Dining at the Warhol:


The Warhol Café, open to the public without Museum admission during regular museum hours, serves seasonal light fare and beverages, including soups, salads, sandwiches, home pastries, wines and microbrews. If you want something more substantial, there are many nice North Side/North Shore restaurants nearby.

Hours:


The Warhol is open 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Fridays the Warhol is open for extended hours, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays.

Admission & Fees:


Admission to the Warhol is $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens (55+), $6 for students and children (3-18), Members of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and children under 3 are admitted free.

Driving Directions:


The Andy Warhol Museum is located on the North Shore at Sandusky and General Robinson Streets, just across the Andy Warhol Bridge (formerly 7th St. Bridge) from downtown Pittsburgh.

From the North:
Take I-279S inbound toward downtown Pittsburgh. Take the East St./Route 28 Exit. Take the first right onto North Ave. Go 3-4 blocks and turn left onto Cedar Ave. When Cedar ends, turn right onto Stockton St. At the second stoplight, turn left onto Sandusky St. The museum is two blocks down.

From the East:
Take I-376 E inbound (going west), and follow the signs to downtown Pittsburgh. Take the Grant St. exit. Go six blocks, then turn left onto 6th Ave. Follow 6th Ave. about four blocks and at the intersection of 6th and Liberty Aves., bear right onto 7th St. Continue over the Andy Warhol Bridge (formerly 7th St. Bridge), which becomes Sandusky St. The Museum is one block down at the corner of Sandusky and General Robinson.

From the South and West (including Airport):
Take I-279 N toward Pittsburgh, to the Fort Pitt Tunnel. If you're coming from the Airport/West, follow Route 60 to I-279 N. As you approach the city, get in the left-hand lane going through the tunnel, and after exiting the tunnel move over one more lane to the left, and take the exit for Duquesne Blvd. Go three blocks to 7th St., then turn left and go across the Andy Warhol Bridge. The museum is at the first stoplight after the bridge.

* Alternatively, take PA-51/Saw Mill Run Blvd north, then take the ramp toward I-579 (Downtown/South Side). Turn right onto West Liberty Avenue and follow through the Liberty Tunnels. After going through the tunnels, take the Blvd of the Allies exit and at the top of the ramp turn left towards Pittsburgh. Follow Blvd of the Allies about seven blocks, and then turn right onto Stanwix St. Go four blocks and then bear right immediately after McDonalds onto Liberty Ave. Go three blocks, then turn left onto 7th St. Cross the Andy Warhol Bridge and the museum is at the first stoplight after the bridge.

Parking

Museum parking for the Warhol is located across from the Warhol Museum at the corner of General Robinson and Sandusky Streets ($6). Additional parking is located in various lots and garages on Pittsburgh's North Shore and Downtown. The average daily rate is $6.00, but may vary when there's an event going on at Heinz Field or PNC Park.


Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky St.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212
(412) 237-8300

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