How did we get to the idea of flying to Pittsburgh from New York for the day and having the fun of our art life? To see The Andy Warhol Museum before the Le Cirque fund raising evening sponsored by Ask the Monsters.
Eric Shiner, director of The Andy Warhol Museum, Paige Powell, photographer and Warhol confidante, Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini, and Ask the Monsters will present an evening of haute cuisine, visual delights, and a secret celebrity sing-along with piano accompaniment we will report about on the Ask the Monsters Art section.
Paige Powell portfolio of never-before-seen photographs of Warhol and his entourage will be on display and available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the museum.
In order to prepare an evening like this, we had to go and see The Andy Warhol Museum!
We couldn’t resist visiting the museum with our photographer Adrian Rosu and our Sony Xperia Z5 Compact to take pictures of our experience; after all art is all about images and emotions. So we wanted to understand more about the reasons of the museum constant success since 1996 and touch, play, create, film ourselves and enjoy all the interactive possibilities the museum offers to the visitor.
The Andy Warhol Museum is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Warhol’s hometown.
What can you do at the Andy Warhol Museum?
- Paint like Andy Warhol did in the museum studio: get your hands dirty or simply follow the techniques the staff will show you
- Try the retro Photo Booth, that cancels any skin imperfection and is practically the mother of Photoshop
- Give yourself a real screen test to see your ability as a Warhol’s superstar, receive your video by email and see yourself at the museum’s big screen at the entrance.
- Dress up with the kids costumes
- Enjoy the magical silver ballons of the Silver Clouds installation
Alone, with your best friend or with your family or kids, the museum won’t disappoint you. Six floors of frequently rotating gallery space provide an ever-changing experience. In addition to that, thousands of paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, sculptures, films, and videos in the permanent collection, and finally the Warhol’s archives (full of personal objects, party invitations, presents, and memorabilia) will give you emotions and fun.
The Museum has 135,000 visitors per year (and 2015 is on its way to beat the number) and 1 million of social media followers. Warhol.org has 3,231,105 page views per year.
Our Hosts at The Andy Warhol Museum
Rick Armstrong, Communications Manager at the museum, and Jessica Beck, the curator, were efficient, friendly and extremely informative hosts. They also amused themselves by watching us trying our artistic skills!
Thank you to the Andy Warhol Museum for our great day there.
Timo To Go Home
There is no way we can resist a bit of shopping; so we get books to read on our flight back to Manhattan.