Art and Archives

The Warhol is a global resource for Warhol artworks and archival materials, and you’ll always see something different each time you visit the museum.

Seven floors and the underground

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 twenty-minute introductory film, and the underground includes The Factory education studio and the museum’s conservation lab.

Art

The Warhol’s art collection includes 900 paintings; approximately 100 sculptures; nearly 2,000 works on paper; more than 1,000 published and unique prints; 4,000 photographs; 60 feature films; 200 Screen Tests; and more than 4,000 videos. The collection also features Warhol wallpaper and books.

Some of the most notable artworks include 1960s pop art paintings of consumer products, including Campbell’s Soup Cans and Coke, and celebrities portraits of stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, and Elvis Presley; 1970s series, such as Death and Disaster, Mao, and abstract Oxidations; and works from the 1980s, including The Last Supper and collaborative paintings made with younger artists, such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Francesco Clemente.

From the time he obtained his first film camera in 1963 until his death in 1987, Warhol actively explored the moving image, creating films, personal portraits, programs for cable television, and music videos. Among the films and videos in the collection are Warhol’s Empire, The Chelsea Girls, and Sleep, as well as video diaries, experimental soap operas, music videos, commercial work-for-hire, and all completed episodes of the television series Fashion, Andy Warhol’s T.V., and Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes.

Drawings made by Warhol’s mother, Julia Warhola, are also included in the art collection.

Archives

The archives are part of Warhol’s life work and the greatest single collection of ephemera documenting the diverse worlds in which Warhol was active. The collection consists of perhaps half a million objects, and it tells Warhol’s story alongside the art collection.

The archives collection includes scrapbooks; press clippings; art supplies; source material; posters publicizing exhibitions and films; about 4,000 audio tapes of conversations between Warhol and his associates; thousands of documentary photographs; a nearly complete run of Interview magazine; his extensive library; hundreds of decorative art objects; and many personal items, such as correspondence, diaries, clothing, wigs, and cosmetics.

The keystone of the archives collection is Warhol’s largest serial artwork, the Time Capsules. Beginning in 1974, Warhol filled 569 standard-sized cardboard boxes, 40 filing cabinet drawers, and a large steamer trunk with materials spanning a nearly forty-year period, from the 1950s to his death in 1987, which he then sealed and sent to storage. Warhol used these boxes to manage the bewildering quantity of material that routinely passed through his life. Photographs, newspapers, and magazines; fan letters, business, and personal correspondence; artwork; source images; books, exhibition catalogues, and telephone messages; dinner invitations and poetry reading announcements; and ephemera were placed on an almost daily basis into a box kept conveniently next to his desk.

Visit the museum

Open today 10am–5pm

Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10am–5pm
  • Wednesday 10am–5pm
  • Thursday 10am–5pm
  • Friday 10am–10pm
  • → Saturday 10am–5pm
  • Sunday 10am–5pm

2017 Closings

  • January 1 New Year's Day
  • January 16 Martin Luther King Day
  • April 16 Easter
  • May 29 Memorial Day
  • July 4 Independence Day
  • September 4 Labor Day
  • November 23 Thanksgiving
  • December 25 Christmas

Admission

  • Adults$20
  • Students$10
  • Seniors (65+)$10
  • Children (3–18)$10
  • Children (0–2)Free
  • MembersFree
  • Good FridaysHalf price

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Admission

Includes all permanent and special exhibitions, daily film screenings, daily gallery talks, and The Factory.

Groups

We offer group admission rates and one-of-a-kind guided group tours and workshops.

Students

Entry price accepted only with valid student ID. Some local university students get in for free.

Good Fridays

Join us Fridays from 5–10 p.m. for half-price museum admission.

Members

Membership includes all four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

Location

The Andy Warhol Museum
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.

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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 north of the museum in the East General Robinson Street parking garage. Prices vary.

The Warhol bridge is closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The Rachel Carson Bridge at Ninth Street is used as a detour.

Café and Store

A woman in printed pants and a blazer stands at the counter in the Andy Warhol Cafe. The walls are white brick, and three gray lights hang over the counter. Against the left side of the images, two boys sit at a counter that looks out the window to the street.

Photo by Dean Kaufman

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 specialty coffee drinks.

A man in a beige jacket stands at a counter in the Andy Warhol Store. The room is filled with tables and displays featuring books, soup cans, screen prints, and other warhol memorabilia. A quote painted above the shelves on the back wall reads Wasting money puts you in a real party mood.

Photo by Dean Kaufman

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.

Accessibility

The Warhol is committed to providing an excellent experience to visitors of all backgrounds and abilities. Learn about our accessibility accommodations, or write to access@warhol.org or call 412.237.8354.

Accessibility accommodations

Two men pose for a picture. The man on the left has short black hair, a mustache, and a beard, and wears a bandana around his neck. He sits in a wheelchair. The man on the right has brown hair, rectangular black glasses, and has his arm around the man on the left.

Photo by Joseph Smith