Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum Is Expanding to New York

Of course, let's not forget that Andy Warhol is the original King of the Selfie.

Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum will open a second location in New York City in 2017, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Although the iconic pop artist is a native son of the city in western Pennsylvania, Warhol spent the majority of his adult life and career working and living in the Big Apple.

The expansion plans were announced over the weekend during a party celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Pittsburgh institution’s opening. Initial plans call for a 10,000-square-foot museum built as part of the Essex Crossing development on the Lower East Side.

Rendering  for Essex Crossing, a development on six acres of vacant land on New York's Lower East Side that will house the second branch of the Andy Warhol Museum.     Photo: Delancey Street Associates / SHoP Architects.

Rendering for Essex Crossing, a development on six acres of vacant land on New York’s Lower East Side that will house the second branch of the Andy Warhol Museum. Photo: Delancey Street Associates / SHoP Architects.

Museum director Eric Shiner sees the New York location as “a chance to exhibit more of the collection to a wider, more international audience and to encourage more people to come to Pittsburgh to see everything we have as well,” as he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  “New York is the amuse bouche and Pittsburgh is the main course.”

The new museum is scheduled to open in 2017.


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