Insider's Guide: The Andy Warhol Museum

Insider's Guide: The Andy Warhol Museum

Safely experience Pop Art icon Andy Warhol's artwork at The Andy Warhol Museum.

The health and safety of visitors and staff is The Andy Warhol Museum’s top priority. Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, including The Andy Warhol Museum, have established enhanced health policies in accordance with the Center for Disease Control, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Allegheny Health Department to ensure all guests have a safe and enjoyable visit.

Pittsburgh is home to many talented artists, actors and filmmakers, and was the birthplace of Pop Art icon Andy Warhol. And, you can celebrate the life and work of Warhol in his hometown at The Andy Warhol Museum. The Warhol, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is located on Pittsburgh’s North Shore and holds the largest collection of Warhol’s artworks and archival materials. The Andy Warhol Museum is also one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world and the largest in North America. 

POP In For A Visit 

The Andy Warhol Museum welcomes you for a bright and creative museum experience. For the safety and comfort of guests, the museum has a limited building capacity. All guests must reserve a timed ticket online in advance of their visit. Admission includes all permanent and special exhibitions, daily film screenings and daily gallery talks. 

Group and student rates also are available along with Good Fridays – a weekly deal offering half-price admission from 5-10 p.m. on Friday nights. Can’t get enough Warhol? Check out the museum’s membership options and enjoy access to member-only events, store and café discounts, and free admission to all four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh! 

Health & Safety Policies 

The health and safely of visitors and staff are the top priorities of The Andy Warhol Museum and all Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. With guidance from the Center for Disease Control, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Allegheny Health Department, Carnegie Museums have implemented enhanced health and safety policies for a safe and fun visit. Here’s what to expect on your next trip:

  • All visitors must reserve a timed ticket online in advance of visit. 
  • All visitors age three years and over, museum staff and volunteers are required to wear face coverings over the nose and mouth. 
  • Visitors are asked to maintain a safe distance of at least six feet between groups and follow the marked foot-traffic patterns in high-traffic areas. 
  • Visitors are encouraged to wash hands often and use hand sanitizer stations located throughout the museum.  

The museum offers a time for high risk visitors to visit. Every Tuesday from 10 a.m.- noon, a spot at the museum is reserved for those most at risk. 

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Warhol at Home

Bringing the museum to you and your family, Warhol at Home features engaging stories, videos and activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Warhol’s Making It video series was recognized internationally by the London-based charity Kids in Museums. There also are plenty of interesting stories and videos to enjoy ranging from Warhol and David Bowie’s relationship to a visit with Muhammad Ali. 

The Warhol offers extensive lessons for educators around the world. Ranging from K-12 school programs to distance learning and teacher workshops, the museum’s professional artist educators work closely with teachers to develop engaging and relevant content. 

LGBTQ+ Culture 

Andy Warhol played a major role as a gay icon, and The Andy Warhol Museum fully embraces the LGBTQ+ culture. The museum celebrates free expression and strives to be an inclusive institution with diverse perspectives and performances. Check out the museum’s calendar of upcoming events for LGBTQ+ programs.

Insider’s Tips

Snap a Pic on the Red Couch 

When you walk into The Andy Warhol Museum, it’s hard not to gravitate toward the red couch in the lobby. The red couch was a staple at The Factory, Andy Warhol’s New York City apartment in the 1960s. Although the museum’s couch isn’t the original, many celebrities have recreated Andy’s iconic couch pose including Jay-Z and Big Bird. 

Silver Clouds: More Than Just Hot Air

A not-to-miss exhibition, Silver Clouds is an immersive exhibit with floating metallic “pillows” hovering in space. Defying gravity and expectations, the helium and air-filled balloons show off Warhol’s interest in innovation and experimentation.  

Brillo Box Parking Booth

Whether you’re driving, biking or walking to the museum, be sure to check out the themed parking lot booth. The museum’s parking lot booth was created to resemble Warhol’s famous Brillo Box and is very helpful when trying to spot a place to park.

This blog post is sponsored by The Andy Warhol Museum.