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The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, floor 7 – Early Pop gallery, photo © Abby Warhola

Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol’s birth, The Andy Warhol Museum holds the largest collection of Warhol’s artworks and archival materials. We are one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world.

Mission

The Andy Warhol Museum is the global keeper of Andy Warhol’s legacy.

Director

Patrick Moore was appointed The Warhol’s director in 2017.

Founding

The Warhol is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and a collaborative project between Carnegie Institute, Dia Art Foundation, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Plans to house The Warhol in Pittsburgh were announced in 1989, and the museum opened its doors during a twenty-four-hour celebration on May 13, 1994. Originally built in 1911 as the Frick & Lindsay warehouse, a distribution center for products sold to mills and mines, The Warhol was redesigned by architect Richard Gluckman and features seven floors of gallery and exhibition space as well as an underground level that houses The Factory education studio and the conservation lab.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Established in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinct museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. The museums reach more than 1.4 million people a year through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was born Andrew Warhola on August 6, 1928, in a two-room apartment at 73 Orr Street in a working-class neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) from 1945 to 1949, and began his career in New York City as a commercial illustrator. From the 1940s to his death in 1987, Warhol was a prolific artist and entrepreneur. He was a painter, sculptor, illustrator, photographer, and experimented with new media—publishing, film, music production, television, fashion, theater—throughout his career. Learn more about Andy Warhol’s life.

Art and Archives

The Warhol holds the largest collection of Warhol’s artworks and archival materials. Paintings, drawings, commercial illustrations, sculptures, prints, photographs, wallpapers, sketchbooks, and books cover the entire range of Warhol’s career, from his early student work to pop art paintings and collaborations. The Warhol’s film and video collection includes approximately 350 preserved Warhol films, and it houses the entire output of the artist’s work in video, comprised of more than 4,000 videotapes. The archives is the greatest single collection of ephemera documenting Warhol’s life, and it includes Warhol’s serial work the Time Capsules—610 containers that the artist filled, sealed, and sent to storage. Learn more about our art and archives.

Programs

Live music, performance, lectures, symposia, workshops, and film screenings are offered on a regular basis. Weekly Good Fridays feature half-price museum admission each Friday from 5– 10 p.m. and a cash bar. Visit the calendar to see our upcoming programs.

Facility

The Warhol’s art collection includes works from the artist’s entire artistic output—from 1940s student work to 1980s collaborations. The seven-story museum devotes four floors to showcasing an ever-changing selection of Warhol’s artwork, as well as features a permanent film and video gallery for viewing individual Warhol films and videos. One floor is devoted to the museum’s archives collection, and another is reserved for rotating exhibitions of deep dives into the museum’s collection or showcasing contemporary artists that resonate with Warhol. The ground floor continuously shows Fifteen Minutes Eternal, a thirty-minute introductory film, and the underground includes The Factory education studio and the museum’s conservation lab. The Warhol is an 88,000-square-foot facility containing seventeen galleries.

The Factory

Visitors of all ages and abilities are invited to explore some of Warhol’s signature art-making techniques in our underground studio The Factory. Hands-on activities include watercolor painting, blotted-line drawing, acetate collage, and silkscreen printing. To learn the silkscreen printing process, participants may choose from a variety of images and colors of ink to print on paper or fabric. T-shirts, tote bags, and other materials for printing are available for purchase for a nominal fee, allowing visitors to create their own one-of-a-kind artworks and souvenirs.

The Factory is run by artist educators with backgrounds in fine arts, art education, and art history. These artist educators have extensive knowledge of Warhol’s art and life and are happy to answer questions about the artist and the museum.

The Factory is open Tuesday–Friday, 1:30–5 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 12–5 p.m. Purchases in The Factory are cash only.

Accessibility

The Warhol is committed to providing an excellent experience to visitors of all backgrounds and abilities. Learn more about our accessibility accommodations.

Kids and Families

The Warhol offers engaging, interactive installations and activities that appeal to children and adults alike. Warhol’s work can be delightful and engaging for kids, with eye-popping colors, fun patterns, and familiar subjects, from Mickey Mouse to bright pink cows. While the museum does feature adult content, our staff can offer helpful tips and guidance to recommend the most family-friendly galleries during your visit.

The Warhol Store

The store is open during museum hours and accessible without museum admission. It offers books, calendars, posters, stationery, and accessories, alongside Warhol-inspired items and artist-made goods.

The Warhol Café

The café is open during museum hours and accessible without museum admission. It serves seasonal fare, including soups, salads, sandwiches, snacks, and beverages including specialty coffee drinks.

Location

117 Sandusky Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5890

Located on the North Shore at Sandusky and East General Robinson Streets, The Warhol is across the Andy Warhol bridge from downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Parking

Museum parking is $8 in The Warhol lot. The lot is located on the northeast corner of Sandusky and East General Robinson Streets, and the entrance is on East General Robinson Street.

Additional public parking is available in the East General Robinson Street parking garage. Prices vary.

Hours

  • Monday, Closed
  • Tuesday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Thursday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Friday, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Admission

  • Adults, $20
  • Students, $10
  • Seniors (65+), $10
  • Children (3–18), $10
  • Children (0–2), Free
  • Members, Free
  • Good Fridays, Half price

Groups

The Warhol offers guided gallery tours and hands-on workshops for groups of ten or more people, exploring the museum’s collection and exhibitions. Artist educators develop customized, interactive programs designed to meet the needs and interests of each group. Learn about group visits.


The Warhol receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and The Heinz Endowments. Further support is provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset District.

The Andy Warhol Museum

Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol’s birth, The Andy Warhol Museum holds the largest collection of Warhol’s artworks and archival materials and is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. The Warhol is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Established in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. The museums reach more than 1.4 million people a year through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.

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The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, entrance, photo © Abby Warhola

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Facade of The Andy Warhol Museum

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The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, lobby, photo © Abby Warhola

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A large room with high ceilings with a brick accent wall painted silver. This space includes a red sofa, tables, chairs and photographs on the walls featuring Andy Warhol.

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The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, floor 4 – Late Works gallery, photo © Abby Warhola

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A section of the fourth floor gallery of The Andy Warhol Museum. The gallery has white walls. On the left wall is an artwork by Andy Warhol depicting the last supper in red tint. On the wall straight ahead is another artwork of Andy Warhol's on white canvas that has black outlines of four angels, the one in the middle had the clothing outline filled in with light blue paint. The angel at the bottom, who is laying on the ground, is holding a child that is painted pink.

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The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, floor 4 – Mao installation, photo © Abby Warhola

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A wall on the fourth floor of The Andy Warhol Museum. The wallpaper is a white background with many reproduction images of Mao Zedong drawn by Andy Warhol. The drawings on the wallpaper are black outline of Mao's profile. His face is painted in purple. The artworks on the wall are eleven various screen prints by Andy Warhol of the same photograph of Mao with various colors of paint used to cover various sections of Mao's face, clothing and the background.

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The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, floor 7 – Early Pop gallery, photo © Abby Warhola

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A part of the seventh floor gallery of The Andy Warhol Museum. The gallery has white walls, a pillar right of center, and a bench on the right. There are three large, rectangular paintings by Andy Warhol on the left-hand wall and two on the right-hand wall. The first artwork on the left is black and white and depicts black and white feet that show the steps of a dance. The middle one is an outline of a Cambell's Soup can with only the red of the soup label painted. The next one is a Cambell's Soup can with the label peeling off. The red and yellow of the soup label is painted and the can is painted grap an black. On the right-hand wall, the painting on the left is red paint on a white canvas in a pattern over and over. The painting on the right is painted almost entirely a teal color with some small patterns in the top-left corner.

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The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, The Warhol Store, photo © Abby Warhola

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A room with gray walls, white ceiling and a gray floor. Large windows to the outside on the left side wall. There is a white pillar in the middle of the room. Tables with various merchandise are scattered throughout the space. There are shelves lining the back and right side wall with books and other merchandise on them. Two chairs are on the floor on the right side. There are lights hanging from the wall in the middle that are metal with spokes coming out and small lights at the end.

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The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, floor 5 – Silver Clouds gallery, photo © Abby Warhola

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A gallery on the fifth floor of The Andy Warhol Museum that has black walls. In the gallery are many floating large, rectangular silver balloons.

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Andy Warhol, Brillo Soap Pads Box, 1964, The Andy Warhol Museum, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

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A box with only two sides and the top showing. "24 Giant Size Pkgs." is written along the top of the right and left sides in blue and "Shines Aluminum Fast" is written along the bottom of the right in blue. On the left side on the bottom, "Brillo Mfg. Co. Inc. Brooklyn, N.Y. Made in the U.S.A is written on the bottom in blue. The Brillo soap pads logo is painted in the middle of the two sides and a smaller version of the logo is painted on the right side of the top of the box. The logo has the b, r and both l's in blue and the i and the o in red. "soap pads" is underneath "Brillo" in blue. "With Rust Register" is under "soap pads" in red. Surrounding the words is a red border on top and bottom edges only that has "New!" painted on the top-left side in white.

Andy Warhol, Brillo Soap Pads Box, 1964, The Andy Warhol Museum, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

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Andy Warhol, Cow, 1966, The Andy Warhol Museum, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

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A screenprint of a cow by Andy Warhol. The cow is painted pink and the background is painted yellow.

Andy Warhol, Cow, 1966, The Andy Warhol Museum, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

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Andy Warhol, Empire, 1964, 16mm film, © 2016 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved.

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Still from the "Empire" film of the Empire State Building in New York City in black and white. The top of the building is showing, with the sky in the background. Silhouettes of the tops of other buildings can be seen at the bottom of the frame.

Andy Warhol, Empire, 1964, 16mm film, © 2016 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved.

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Andy Warhol, Flowers, 1964, The Andy Warhol Museum, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

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Square screenprint of four flowers, each with five pedals, with green blades of grass in the background. A pink flower is in the top-left corner; yellow flower on top-right corner; orange flower on bottom-left corner; and red flower on bottom-right corner.

Andy Warhol, Flowers, 1964, The Andy Warhol Museum, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

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Andy Warhol, Ice Cream, ca. 1959, The Andy Warhol Museum, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

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Painting of ice cream that is pink in color in an old soda fountain glass. The painting of the glass has a green handle and green lines on the bottom half of the glass. The top half of the glass is wider than the bottom and the pink ice cream has a red dot on the top as well as an orange straw that goes all the way through the ice cream from the top to nearly the bottom of the glass.

Andy Warhol, Ice Cream, ca. 1959, The Andy Warhol Museum, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

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Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1986, The Andy Warhol Museum, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

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A screen print of Andy Warhol's face looking at the camera on a black background. His face is painted yellow and his hair is sticking up in the middle and out on the sides.

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1986, The Andy Warhol Museum, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

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Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1964, The Andy Warhol Museum, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

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A screen print of Andy Warhol's face and chest. He has short, light hair and is wearing a light-colored shirt with a dark tie, a light-colored jacket and dark sunglasses. His head is tilted to the right and his mouth is slightly open. There is a blue tint to the entire screenprint.

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1964, The Andy Warhol Museum, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.