On display at the Andy Warhol Museum is his personal collection on human themes. Warhol's paintings of Marilyn, Elvis and ... More
The Andy Warhol Museum
On display at the Andy Warhol Museum is his personal collection on human themes. Warhol's paintings of Marilyn, Elvis and Liz on enlarged pieces of newspaper are American style icons. His 'Silver clouds', which was also included in a dance piece can be found on the 4th floor. Andy Warhol films can be found playing in one of the gallery wings, accompanied by other films that conceptualize his work. The entire collection on death and disaster, created in 1962, is also display. The cafe and store are open during museum hours and can be accessed without entering the museum.
I have been in more museums than I can count, and this was the rudest one I have ever been in.
The "no photography" signs are small and not obvious. When I took a photo (with no flash), I was immediately approached by a gallery representative. I apologized and put away my camera. The gallery employees, however, decided to follow me around and even yell at us from across the room. They continually accused us of taking photographs when we weren't.
The tickets are overpriced, especially considering most of the artwork is on display elsewhere. Also, 2 of the 7 floors were closed!!
I like the artwork. We got there well over 1 1/2 hours ahead of closing. We were treated disrespectfully even though we did nothing wrong (blaming us for touching a painting were eight+ feet away from). Several paintings had been well worn by visitors, however. We were being rushed and ushered out 45 minutes before closing. Event the gift shop was closed well before clsoing time. I tried to politely address the problem, but no one seemed interested. One fellow I talked to asked when we arrived ( as if we did not plan enough time) and the then just said 'Oh" when I told him. I think Andy Warhol himself would have been dissapointed in the staff. Too bad
I learned a lot about modern art, and Warhol himself...
The content of the exhibit at the time was not exactly for families, but it was still very interesting, and there was a lot to see.
The gift shop had a lot of cool stuff, too.
Went to see the Ron Mueck exhibit. Disappointed that picture taking was prohibited because it would have been nice to take a picture next to one of the Mueck exhibits to send to friends. How can digital pictures (no flashing) hurt an exhibit? Museum staff followed us around as if to police/enforce the no-picture rule, yet we were 4 of maybe 8 total museum patrons at the time of visit! The museum is sprawling with space (7 floors), yet there is little artwork. In fact, the 6th floor was locked off to visitors. Also, one of the Mueck exhibits (the large sleeping woman) had a tent drawn up around her with a sign from the museum saying that due to condensation dripping from the ceiling, the tent was put up to protect the exhibit. I guess the museum doesn't get enough patronage ($) for building upkeep.
Andy Warhol is over rated to say the least; I had art students with more talent. Do You realize this is the largest museum in the country devoted to one person? Besides, although he was from Pittsburgh, he hated the place. He used to lie & say he was from elsewhere. He doesn't deserve the memorial.
The museum is very well done and is by far the most comprehensive single artist museum i've ever been to. My personal feeling is that its just not needed.. Andy warhol did some nice thing but doesn't need a 5 floor museum... If you however disagree with that then you will love it!
The Andy Warhol Museum is a great tribute to an excellent artist. The museum has a welcoming atmosphere. From the cafe to the museum floors, employees are pleasant and anxious to answer questions. The pieces lend a perspective on history that is priceless. Bravo! I am a teacher and only wish I lived close enough to take my students. Don't miss the opportunity to visit. If you visit Pittsburgh, it should be number one on your list of priorities "to do."
This was a very great place... I really liked the cloud room... I went with my parents and they thought that was the coolest part... If you are into art this is a great place to go..... Andy was a genious.
Fantastic experience if you're a fan of Andy Warhol....7 floors entirely of his work! If you're a teacher, they also have a great education department which offers a unique workshop allowing an entire group to complete a silkscreen painting in the style of Warhol. Not to be missed!
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