Originally one of the premier early-20th-century industrial capitals of the United States, Pittsburgh is now home to some of the country’s finest art, sports, and attractions. When staying in short-term furnished apartments in North Shore, you will have no shortage of things to do as you explore this exciting city. Among the things that should top your list includes a visit to The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums in Pittsburgh.
Established by industrialist Andrew Carnegie in 1895, the Carnegie Museums were meant to be places of constant exploration and wonder for visitors from both near and far. The museums, though somewhat different from the flagship institutions of Carnegie’s design, include Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum, which was added to the group in May 1994 during a 24-hour celebration.
The museum’s building was constructed in 1911 as a distribution center for products sold to mills and mines, which provides an exquisite backdrop to Warhol’s experimental and color-popping art. The museum, dedicated to the Pittsburgh-born artist, features seven gallery floors and exhibition space along with underground levels that house the institution's education studio and conservation lab.
Intrigued? Here are a few tips before you plan your trip the Andy Warhol Museum.
Not all the exhibits are hands-free. From educational programs to interactive exhibits, visitors can get a chance to get up-close and personal with some of the best Warhol techniques to create their own Warhol-inspired masterpieces and learn about the artist’s process.
Tired of the art? Catch a cozy concert here as well. Established in 2004, the museum’s “Sound Series” features a broad array of musicians and bands from around the world that merge and experiment with traditional genres. Honoring Warhol’s deep involvement with music, these live events challenge conventional perceptions of art, music and performance. The concerts are held in the museum’s intimate theater and sell out quickly. Be sure to plan ahead!
Find a good time to go based on the experience you want to have. For a more intimate viewing experience of the art and history, try to plan an early-morning visit after the museum opens at 10am from Tuesday to Sunday. Want a more social gathering? Visit the Warhol for “Good Fridays” from 5pm to 10pm for half-price admission and a cash bar.
No matter what your business or pleasure is in Pittsburgh, the Andy Warhol Museum is a space not to miss when planning your stay at short-term apartments in North Shore.