about the museum

The Andy Warhol Museum, front facade, 1994, photo by Paul Rocheleau.

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

Art Collection

The collection includes 900 paintings; approximately 100 sculptures; nearly 2,000 works on paper; more than 1,000 published and unique prints; and 4,000 photographs. The collection also features wallpaper and books by Warhol, covering the entire range of his work from all periods, and includes student work from the 1940s, 1950s drawings, commercial illustrations and sketchbooks; 1960s Pop paintings of consumer products (Campbell's Soup Cans), celebrities (Liz, Jackie, Marilyn, Elvis), Disasters and Electric Chairs; portrait paintings (Mao), Skull paintings and the abstract Oxidations from the 1970s; and works from the 1980s such as The Last Supper, Raphael I-6.99 and collaborative paintings made with younger artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Francesco Clemente. Drawings by Warhol's mother Julia Warhola are also included in the art collection.

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Archives Collection

The archives consist mainly of Warhol's papers and other materials from his estate. This includes source materials for his art (such as photographs, newspapers and magazines); a portion of his personal collection of thousands of collectibles, books, and ephemera; 610 Time Capsules (a work of art assembled from archival materials from the artist's daily life); a nearly complete run of Interview magazine; more than 3,000 audiotapes; and clothing, scripts, diaries, and correspondence. These materials are available for research in the Archives Study Center by appointment only.

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Film and Video Collection

The film & video collection includes 60 feature films, 200 of Warhol's Screen Tests, and more than 4,000 videos. Exhibition prints of all Warhol films and videos are added to the collection as they are preserved.

The museum exhibits Warhol's film and video work on a regular basis in its galleries. Films are also available for viewing for research purposes at the Museum by appointment.

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The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

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.  Plans to house The Warhol in Pittsburgh, Warhol’s birthplace, were announced in 1989, and the museum opened its doors in May 1994.  Originally built in 1911 as a distribution center for products sold to mills and mines, The Warhol was designed by architect Richard Gluckman and features seven floors of gallery and exhibition space.

Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1895, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums dedicated to exploration through art and science: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Warhol.

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