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Warhol Museum

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Warhol Museum

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Location Details

PHONE: 412-237-8300
ADDRESS: 117 Sandusky Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
HOURS: Sun, Tues- Thurs, Sat 10am-5pm; Fri 10am-10pm
COST: Adults $15; Seniors 55+ $9; Children 3-18 $8; Free to Members of the Carnegie Museums; half price fridays 5-10pm

Description

Fifteen Minutes and Still Counting

Andy Warhol has enjoyed more than his allotted 15 minutes of fame. Even now, years after his death, he remains a pop culture icon. Not bad for this Pittsburgh son of Slovak immigrant workers.

Born Andrew Warhola, the Andy we've come to know and love (or hate) studied art and design at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University). With his diploma in hand, he left for New York City and never looked back.

By the 1960s, his images of Campbell's Soup cans (tin-covered steel) and Brillo soap pad boxes (steel-wool soap pads) were fast becoming the essence of hip. Some 30 years later, The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the most comprehensive single-artist showcases in the world, opened on Pittsburgh's North Side.

Today, Andy's brother Paul Warhola still owns a local scrap-metal business, and Andy himself rests in peace in Bethel Park.

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