THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM DAY TRIP

November 20, 2015 / Lifestyle

THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM DAY TRIP

How did I get to the idea of flying to Pittsburgh from New York for the day and having the fun of my art life? To see The Andy Warhol Museum before the Le Cirque fund raising evening.

Eric Shiner, director of The Andy Warhol MuseumPaige Powell, photographer and Warhol confidante, Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini, and Ask the Monsters will present an evening of haute cuisine, visual delights, and a secret celebrity sing-along with piano accompaniment.

Paige Powell's portfolio of never-before-seen photographs of Warhol and his entourage will be on display and available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the museum.

In order to prepare an evening like this, I had to go and see The Andy Warhol Museum!

MORNING FLIGHT

We couldn’t resist visiting the museum with our photographer Adrian Rosu and our Sony Xperia Z5 Compact to take pictures of our experience; after all art is all about images and emotions. So we wanted to understand more about the reasons of the museum  constant success since 1996 and touch, play, create, film ourselves and enjoy all the interactive possibilities the museum offers to the visitor.

The Andy Warhol Museum is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Warhol’s hometown.

THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM DAY TRIP-Dostinja At the museum entrance.
THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM DAY TRIP-Dostinja A young and very attractive Andy Warhol.
THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM DAY TRIP-Dostinja Another example of Warhol’s unexpected colour combinations.
THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM DAY TRIP-Dostinja I love reading every single painting.
THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM DAY TRIP-Dostinja Andy Warhol stuffed Great Dane – it served also for security. After being shot and having 7 organs damaged, Warhol lived in the fear of being attacked again.

WHAT CAN YOU DO AT THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM?

  • Paint like Andy Warhol did in the museum studio: get your hands dirty or simply follow the techniques the staff will show you.
  • Try the retro Photo Booth, that cancels any skin imperfection and is practically  the mother of Photoshop.
  • Give yourself a real screen test to see your ability as a Warhol’s superstar, receive your video by email and see yourself at the museum’s big screen at the entrance.
  • Dress up with the kids costumes.
  • Enjoy the magical silver balloons of the Silver Clouds installation.

Alone, with your best friend or with your family or kids, the museum won’t disappoint you. Six floors of frequently rotating gallery space provide an ever-changing experience. In addition to that, thousands of paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, sculptures, films, and videos in the permanent collection, and finally the Warhol’s archives (full of personal objects, party invitations, presents, and memorabilia) will give you emotions and fun.

The Museum has 135,000 visitors per year (and 2015 is on its way to beat the number) and 1 million of social media followers.Warhol.org has 3,231,105 page views per year.

THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM DAY TRIP-Dostinja Dancing in the clouds – a fan on top keeps moving them around.
THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM DAY TRIP-Dostinja Precision and visual beauty; like the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium.
THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM DAY TRIP-Dostinja Totally absorbed working in the studio...
THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM DAY TRIP-Dostinja After working with the wonderfully silky, thick oil colours to reproduce our chosen subjects, this is the result. We feel quite proud actually! Dresses by MAIOCCI.
THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM DAY TRIP-Dostinja Art is emotion.
THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM DAY TRIP-Dostinja Trying different poses and expressions during the camera video shooting for the screen test.
THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM DAY TRIP-Dostinja Enjoying the autumn sun between one shooting and the other.

MY HOSTS AT THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM

Rick Armstrong, Communications Manager at the museum, and Jessica Beck, the curator, were efficient, friendly and extremely informative hosts. They also amused themselves by watching Beatrice and me trying our artistic skills!

Thank you to the Andy Warhol Museum for a great day there.

THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM DAY TRIP-Dostinja
THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM DAY TRIP-Dostinja With Rick and Jessica.

TIMO TO GO HOME

There is no way I can resist a bit of shopping; so I get books to read on my flight back to Manhattan.

THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM DAY TRIP-Dostinja “I don’t think less is more. More is better” (Andy Warhol).
THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM DAY TRIP-Dostinja We spent too much money in the museum shop, but a Warhol quote comes to our rescue: “Wasting money puts you in a real party mood”.

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Comments (3)

29.04.2017.

Sabrina

Such an interesting article - very well written and the photos are amazing!

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15.05.2017.

Dostinja

Hi Sabrina, thanks so much for the lovely words!

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08.05.2017.

Dostinja Tomovic

Hi Sabrina, thank you so much for the lovely comment!

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