LGBTQ+

We embrace LGBTQ+ culture and Warhol’s role as a gay icon.

From his 1950s Boy Book drawings that lovingly depicted the sensuous male form to his poignant self-portraits in drag in the 1980s, Warhol openly expressed his queer identity in life and art, even when homosexuality was criminalized and suppressed in the United States.

Learn more about Warhol's life

Visiting the Museum

The museum’s restrooms are labeled for Ladies and Gentlemen, Warhol’s 1975 series of silkscreen portraits of drag queens recruited from the popular Greenwich Village nightclub The Gilded Grape.

The Warhol respects the right of its visitors to use the restroom that best matches their gender identity.

A print of a short-haired drag queen with an arm raised behind her head. Her face is warm brown, highlighted by golden patches of eyeshadow and red lips. Blue, yellow, and red shapes surround her like confetti, and a red bar covers the finger nails of her hand.

Andy Warhol, Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
1998.1.2411.8

LGBTQ+ Youth Prom

The Warhol hosts an annual LGBTQ+ Youth Prom, one of the only LGBTQ+ youth proms in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Prom is often considered a rite of passage and creates memories that last a lifetime. The Warhol’s Youth Prom offers a safe, gender-inclusive space where LGBTQ+ young people can celebrate with dinner, dancing, and artmaking. Prom is open to young people ages 13–20, and it is planned by a youth committee.

It’s a great event because I think you get to express who you are, and don’t have to be judged by other people who won’t understand.

LGBTQ+ Youth Prom attendee, 2017

Queer Performance

The Warhol is a destination for contemporary queer performance. The museum annually hosts TQ Live!, a locally-focused cabaret performance, in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University School of Art. The Warhol has also recently presented artists such as Perfume Genius, Mark Eitzel, Narcissister and DarkMatter.

Dandy Andy: Warhol’s Queer History

On the last Saturday of each month, artist educators lead a museum tour that explores how Warhol’s sexuality influenced his work and shaped his relationship to the art world. The tours trace Warhol’s romantic relationships and queer identity against the backdrop of the historical gay rights movement in the United States.

A photograph of Andy Warhol dressed in drag. He wears very pale face makeup, a bold lip, and a short, curly wig.

Andy Warhol, Small Acetate (Self-Portrait in Drag), 1980
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
1998.3.1135.1a

I wonder whether it’s harder for 1) a man to be a man, 2) a man to be a woman, 3) a woman to be a woman, or 4) a woman to be a man.

Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B & Back Again), 1975

Upcoming LGBTQ+ events

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