Blog

Exposures

On Black Friday of last year we launched a new project for The Warhol: a store within a store, featuring curated artist goods. It’s one half of a project we’re calling Exposures. The other half being the large windows facing Sandusky Street. The windows take their inspiration from a Warhol painting of the living room of the Warhola family home on Dawson Street and were done by Daniel Pillis, an MFA student at Carnegie Mellon University (see his blog post).

Both halves of the project take the idea of domesticity as their starting points. Working with assistant curator Jessica Beck, we selected objects that represent home and hearth of a bygone era. We kept coming back to utilitarian ceramic objects, much like the cookie jars and Fiestaware that Warhol collected, and to the warmth of tea and cookies around the kitchen table, but expanded on that in a rather Warholian, maybe even uncomfortable, way.

The first iteration features local and international goods.

RedRaven Handmade porcelain keepsakes
Redraven, small plates, 2014, ©Janelle Bendycki

Redraven studios produces beautiful porcelain pieces inspired by the sentimental value of objects, dinnerware with impressions of national parks, and home décor with the geometry of crystal formations.

Alexi Morrissey, Happy Day, 2014, courtesy of the artist
Alexi Morrissey, Happy Day, 2014, courtesy of the artist

Pittsburgh-based artist Alexi Morrissey’s most recent project Have You Seen Me?, a series of milk bottles, blends the tradition of missing persons ads on milk cartons with the Atlantic Slave Trade.

Kara Walker, Untitled, courtesy of Bernardaud
Kara Walker, Untitled, courtesy of Bernardaud

Kara Walker, best known for her room-size installations of silhouettes, worked with the French porcelain manufacturer Bernardaud to produce a limited edition pitcher, Untitled.

Think of this as an extended trunk show or an artist studio visit brought into the museum. Further iterations of Exposures will continue to incorporate local, regional, and international artists while mixing art with utility, high-brow and low. Themes for future projects will use the temporary exhibition program as inspiration, and we intend to incorporate an element of surprise in the programming too!

But, rather than reading about Exposures, it’s best to experience it in person. The goods are available during museum hours, and the windows are viewable 24/7, until March 1, 2015.

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

View discounts.

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.

Get directions

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