Andy Warhol Museum

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117 Sandusky Street, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
(412) 237-8300

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Not your Average Museum May 10, 2011
You can be the most uncultured person in the world, and you still will enjoy the Warhol Museum. Growing up in Pittsburgh Ive seen this Museum more times than I can count. Even though this guy is dead, every time I come it has something new inside.

I have photos of myself when I was younger in the silver balloon room. Right now you are not aloud to take photos once you have left the 1st floor. Though there are plenty of photo opportunities when your walking around. Just make sure not to get caught. There are cameras and they even have guards in each room. Way to spoil your fun.

The gift shop is fun to look through since its so taboo. Books with photos of porn stars and tyrannies stack the shelves. Not to mention gay Ken and G.I. Joe dolls.

They have a cafe on the bottom floor. The food is good and they even have an old photo booth. Its great to try with friends for a memory.

This is definitely worth a visit.
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travelman727 says:
Nice review! I first fell in love with Andy's Cambell's Soup Cans. Just over a year ago, I went to Andy Warhol Portfolios: Life & Legends here in Kansas City :-D
Posted on: May 19, 2011
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A crazy artist with a crazy museum Mar 04, 2008
Born Andrew Warhola, August 6, 1928, in Pittsburgh. Warhol is best known for his exploration of Pop Art. His most famous works depicted Campbell's soup cans. These cans were enlarged, hand-painted or silkscreened, framed, and hung in an art gallery, to turn the images into ironic "art". He also experimented in media such as film, sculpture, paint, and silkscreen, but perhaps his greatest work was his invention of himself as an international celebrity and pop culture icon.

The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the 4 museums in Pittsburgh part of the 4 Carnegie Museums in Pittsburgh. There is always something to see here as it is always changing and constantly re-defining itsefl in relation to contemporty life. According to the webpage it "is a collaborative project of the Carnegie Institute, Dia Center for the Arts, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Opened in 1994, the Museum features extensive permanent collections of art and archives on one of the most influential American artists of the twentieth century. It is also a primary resource for anyone seeking insights into contemporary art and popular culture."

The one thing that is interesting here is that the museum has so many levels and structures. Once you think you've seen it all you haven't. There are over 12,000 works of art so one room will be an installation piece where the next will be the silkscreens on canvas! It is ever changing and everyone will find something they like. This is also the most comprehensive single-artist museum in the world.
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