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The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is 7 floors chock full of the famous Pop artist's creations.

Since Pittsburgh was his hometown, they also have documentation of other parts of Warhol's addition to works by other artists, lectures by Warhol experts, film screenings and concerts. The Warhol Museum is basically the mecca for all things Andy.I made my pilgrimage there a few years ago. As a West coast city snob, my expectations for Pittsburgh were low. My shortsightedness became immediately clear as I fell in love with a passionate town filled with music, history and contemporary art (not to mention $2 cocktails). 

The Andy Warhol Museum is a definite must-see on your visit to the Burgh.  Have a hearty lunch at one of the many pubs nearby, you'll need the fuel to take it all in.  But don't have too many pints of Yeungling or you'll find yourself dozing off in the gallery with dimmed lights where they play his many esoteric films on loop. Sleep (1963), an almost six hour film of his friend John Giorno comfortably snoozing and the chilly afternoon rain both made a post-museum nap seem like an especially good idea. 

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The Andy Warhol Museum is located on the North Shore of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is the largest museum in North America dedicated to a single artist. The museum holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives from the Pittsburgh-born pop art icon Andy Warhol.

The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and is a collaborative project of the Carnegie Institute, the Dia Art Foundation and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (AWFVA).

Warhol Self Portrait Exhibit in 2010

The museum is located in an 88,000-square-foot (8,200 m2) facility on seven floors. Containing 17 galleries, the museum features 900 paintings, close to 2,000 works on paper, over 1,000 published unique prints, 77 sculptures, 4,000 photographs, and over 4,350 Warhol films and videotaped works. Its most recent operating budget (2010) was $6.1 million. In addition to its Pittsburgh location the museum has sponsored 56 traveling exhibits that have attracted close to nine million visitors in 153 venues worldwide since 1996.

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