"Andy Warhol Museum" Andy Warhol Museum Tip by Tom_Fields

Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh: 14 reviews and 31 photos

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Andy Warhol said that in the future, everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. In my opinion, his success was due at least as much to his shrewd self-promotion as to his artistic talent. He blurred the distinction between the "high-brow" art world and the world of pop culture. Wahol stood with one foot in the first world and the other in the second. He nearly obliterated the barriers between the artist and observer.

This museum gives a lot of insight into the man, his life, and his ideas. If you want to understand modern art, then it's worth a visit. If you would rather stick to the old "classic" artists, then give it a pass.

While housed in a non-descript building, the museum has a lot to see, and is full of Warhol's quirkiness and playfulness.

Address: 117 Sandusky St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Directions: From downtown, follow 7th St north across the Allegheny River (using the Andy Warhol Bridge). The museum is just a block north of the river, on the left. Hours: 10:00-5:00 Tuesday through Sunday (open till 10:00 Friday). Closed Monday.
othercontact: information@warhol.org
Phone: 412-237-8300
Website: http://www.warhol.org/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 4, 2007
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