The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh holds the largest collection of Warhol’s artworks and archival materials, opened in 1994

“Andy Warhol was born Andrew Warhola on August 6, 1928, in a two-room apartment at 73 Orr Street in a working-class neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) from 1945 to 1949, and began his career in New York City as a commercial illustrator. From the 1940s to his death in 1987, Warhol was a prolific artist and entrepreneur. He was a painter, sculptor, illustrator, photographer, and experimented with new media—publishing, film, music production, television, fashion, theater—throughout his career.

The Warhol holds the largest collection of Warhol’s artworks and archival materials. Paintings, drawings, commercial illustrations, sculptures, prints, photographs, wallpapers, sketchbooks, and books cover the entire range of Warhol’s career, from his early student work to pop art paintings and collaborations. The Warhol’s film and video collection includes approximately 350 preserved Warhol films, and it houses the entire output of the artist’s work in video, comprised of more than 4,000 videotapes. The archives is the greatest single collection of ephemera documenting Warhol’s life, and it includes Warhol’s serial work the Time Capsules—610 containers that the artist filled, sealed, and sent to storage.” — The Warhol

The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, entrance © Abby Warhola

The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, floor 7 – Early Pop gallery © Abby Warhola

The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, floor 4 – Mao installation © Abby Warhola

The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, floor 4 – Late Works gallery © Abby Warhola

Andy Warhol, Ice Cream, ca. 1959, The Andy Warhol Museum, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Andy Warhol, Brillo Soap Pads Box, 1964, The Andy Warhol Museum, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Andy Warhol, Flowers, 1964, The Andy Warhol Museum, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1964, The Andy Warhol Museum, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Andy Warhol, Empire, 1964, 16mm film, © 2016 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved.

Andy Warhol, Cow, 1966, The Andy Warhol Museum, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1986, The Andy Warhol Museum, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Patrick Moore is the director of The Andy Warhol Museum since 2017.

Images courtesy The Andy Warhol Museum.