by Suzanne ColeyThey "museum" differently.
|The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh|
|The Andy Warhol Museum, 2014|
What I enjoyed most about my recent visit was Warhol's 1940s student art work and his 1950s commercial illustrations. Currently on display, on the seventh floor gallery, are photographs, documents, and images of Warhol's life growing up in Pittsburgh. You will see his original report card during his first semester at Carnegie Institute of Technology (now known as Carnegie Mellon University) as well as his first drawings and class projects.
|Enjoying my visit at The Andy Warhol Museum, 2014|
|Larger than life exhibits, The Andy Warhol Museum, 2014|
The museum goes beyond presenting artwork and its history as a fixed body, instead they present art as an ever-changing process. The museum is no longer a building with exhibits and plaques on the walls: it has become an action verb.
The museum offers an opportunity to engage in discourse on art & aesthetics, critical thinking and art criticism. Curators change the displays and exhibitions every few months, offering different ways of viewing Andy Warhol's art and analyzing it on a larger platform -- the purpose of art and the role of the artist in our society.