Andy Warhol Pop Art Tour in Pennsylvania

Study Pop Art in the United States

While you’re on your trip to study art, take some time to help out causes that would be close to Warhol’s heart. Volunteer at an LGBTQ center in Pittsburgh or serve dinner at a homeless shelter in New York City.

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Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, the first stop of your tour! Take some time to get situated before your first day tomorrow.

The first stop on your trip is The Andy Warhol Museum. The museum has the most extensive collection of Warhol’s work in the world! You’ll learn about Warhol’s life and legacy as you take a guided tour. You’ll also get to try out Warhol’s signature art-making techniques in the museum’s underground studio.

Next, you’ll pay your respects at Andry Warhol’s Grave. It often has Campbell’s soup cans lined up along the top and seems like a place of joy rather than mourning.

Afterward, you’ll hop on a plane to New York City!

Your first stop in New York City is The Guggenheim, an iconic art museum. You’ll get a guided audio tour to help you learn about work from Picasso, Monet, Van Gough, and of course, Warhol.

Now, you’ll head to the former site of Studio 54. This nightclub was a staple of 1970s nightlife and is where Warhol hung out with legends like Truman Capote, Liza Minelli, and Mick Jagger. It was such a exciting place that Jagger’s wife Bianca once rode onto the dance floor riding a bright white horse.

Now, it’s owned by the Roundabout Theatre Company. Once you’ve heard all about its history, you can stay and see a show!

It’s time to make a difference! Head to Art Start, an organization that helps marginalized youth express themselves through art. If you’re an artist, you can help the kids make something beautiful! But even if you’re not, you’ll still be able to find plenty to do.


Now you’ll go on a tour of Warhol’s former studios, which he called his “factories.” There are four of these factories around New York. Though none of them are as they once were, your tour guide will tell you about the work he did in each location and what was happening in his personal life when he worked in each one.

Head to Manhattan and visit Andy Warhol’s residence, where he lived from 1960-1972. This era is widely considered to be the most creative period of his career, so it’s amazing to wonder about what happened in that house.

Now, make your way to The Dom, once the epicenter of Warhol’s nightlife. It has now unfortunately been converted into a Mango Mango Dessert, but during Warhol’s heyday, The Dom played host to his multimedia exhibition party extravaganza The Erupting Plastic Inevitable. Enjoy a mango juice as you learn about the history of this space.

You’ll go to The Museum of Modern Art, where you’ll be able to see Warhol’s iconic paintings “Campbell’s Soup Cans” and “Gold Marilyn Monroe.” You’ll hear about the legacy of these paintings, including how they got to be so popular.

For your last stop on your trip, head to the Empire State Building. This landmark was the subject of one of Warhol’s best-known films, simply called “Empire.” It was a single long shot of the building that lasted a whopping eight hours and five minutes. You’ll see a small segment of the film as you go up to see the impressive view from the observation deck.

It may be the end of your trip, but you’ve seen so much beautiful art. You’ll be able to draw from Warhol’s work to create your own, or maybe to help others find their voice.

Andy Warhol was an eclectic artist and director who was the most iconic figure in the pop art movement. On your trip to study art in Pittsburgh and New York City, you’ll see a large amount of his work and learn about his exciting life.


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