The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, and a collaborative project between the Carnegie Institute, the Dia Art Foundation, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The museum is located in Pittsburgh's North Shore and serves as the vital medium through which the public can creatively interact with the art and brief life of famous artist and Pittsburgh native, Andy Warhol. The museum houses a very extensive collection of Warhol's work and covers the entire range of his endeavors including student work from the 1940's, drawing from the 1950's, commercial illustrations and sketchbooks, 1960's pop paintings of consumer products such as the Campbell's soup cans and celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Disasters and Electric Chairs, portrait paintings, skull paintings and abstract Oxidations from the 1970s, and 1980s projects such as The Last Supper and collaborative works with younger contemporary artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Francesco Clemente.
In this impressive museum you can explore seven floors of drawings, prints, paintings, sculpture, film, and video in addition to a vast archive of ephemera, source materials, and other document's of Warhol's life. You can also find works by other artists, a performance art series, special feature exhibitions, film screenings, lectures, concerts, and more. A weekly Good Friday program offers a more social museum experience where visitors can get half-price admission, enjoy drinks from a bar and take part in special feature programming. In the Factory studio of the museum, visitors of all ages are welcome to try their hand at some signature Warhol art-making techniques like blotted line drawing, acetate collage, and silkscreen printing. Sign up for a Gallery Talk to learn more about Warhol's art practices, or create your own authentic Warhol Screen Test on the 6th floor. With a seemingly limitless supply of activities and experiences, the Warhol Museum is a staple destination for Pittsburghers and tourists alike.