Exterior stone facade of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, with a central door flanked by two windows displaying artwork.

Insider's Guide: The Andy Warhol Museum

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

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 is strongly encouraging all guests to reserve a timed ticket online in advance of their visit. Admission includes all permanent and special exhibitions, daily film screenings and daily gallery talks. Entry is not guaranteed for those who do not have a pre-purchased, timed ticket.

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! 

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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. 

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.

Plan Your Visit

When should I visit the Andy Warhol Museum?

Yes! The museum is currently open Wednesday through Monday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours until 10 p.m. each Friday with discounted admission after 5 p.m. as part of Good Fridays. The Warhol Café is open during museum hours, as is The Warhol Store, which is accessible without museum admission. 

What you can see at the Warhol Museum?

The museum is always bustling. Through daily programming like Fifteen Minutes Eternal, a thirty-minute film that gives an overview of Warhol’s life, and Gallery Talks which offer thematic museum tours led by museum staff members or Donald Warhola, one of Warhol’s ten nieces and nephews, The Warhol has become a welcoming place for all who want to experience his art. It has even become a trendy rental space for cocktail parties, events and weddings!

What exhibits are open?

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How does the Warhol Museum serve the community?

Over the past two and a half decades, The Warhol has provided artist educators who visit local schools and introduce art making techniques, partnered with programs like the Homeless Children’s Education Fund and Highmark Caring Place to offer therapeutic art workshops for children and families affected by trauma, and supports the Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs) that fosters a healthy community among the LGBTQ+ youth throughout Pittsburgh. 

What is unique about the Warhol Museum?

The museum, which celebrated its Silver Anniversary on May 13, 2019, has been a symbol of creativity throughout the city for 30+ years. His collections and archived materials rest here, making it the largest single-artist museum in North America. But what makes this museum so special is how it positively impacts the Pittsburgh community.

For avid Warhol fans, view a live feed of his gravesite, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in a project the museum has named Figment. Click here to watch his tombstone live, completed with rosaries and Campbell soup cans. 

Where can I park at the Warhol Museum? 

Parking in the museum lot is $8 and is cash only during normal operating hours. The entrance is located on East General Robinson Street. Look out for the Brillo, painted attendant booth. You can also park in the public East General Robinson Street garage, North of the museum. 

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