On May 17th, The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, celebrated its’ 20th-Anniversary with a festive gala. The evening was a success, and some of Andy’s old friends, colleagues and confidants were in attendance. Approximately 650 guests came to celebrate the jet-setting themed party, which was chosen to symbolically represent the approximate 12 million people that have seen Warhol’s work.
The Museum continued the celebration by hosting an open Community Day event the following day, starting at 12am, and lasting until 5pm. Activities included arts and crafts making, and an interview with Bob Colacello, former Interview Magazine edition.
When it first opened its’ doors in 1994, The Andy Warhol Museum drew in 14,000 visitors in just 12 hours. Today it has seen over 1.56 million visitors, including Michelle Obama. His works continue to hold their value and significance well into the 21st-century.
Additionally, during the gala the Museum announced plans to open up a 2nd location on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in 2017. It plans to show about 10% of its’ collection in the new location. It will be interesting to watch how these plans develop over the next few years.