Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014
General admission: $25
Fridays from 7-10pm: Pay What You Wish
Andy Warhol Exhibit runs through March 31, 2019
Naturally, I went to see the Andy Warhol Exhibit on a Friday night. We arrived at 7pm, not realizing there would be a line around the block! The line did move, but it took us about 30 minutes before we were in the line (brr!). There was a lady trying to skip the line, but it wasn’t happening! It was busy!
The exhibit takes up 3 floors. It was so great to see my favorite artist up close! I did notice that not all Warhol’s art was exclusive to this exhibit, as I’ve seen some of it in MoMA.
I loved seeing an up close look at Warhol’s work from when he was a young artist through his adulthood. It’s fascinating to see his art grow! Also I love the colors, it was all so bright! Please appreciate the cats below!!
I remember doing a report on Andy Warhol when I was in high school, but I completely forgot about all the cool things he did, and my resources must have been limited because I haven’t seen a lot of the art that he’s done! Like in the below slideshow, there’s the painting of the skulls, or the abstract art that was made with urine and semen (Oxidation Painting)! Gross! Weird! Art! Or the fact that he was shot, but survived, only to die by surgery complications 19 years later.
Overall, it was a great exhibit, and I feel like learned a lot! The entry fee covers the whole museum so we also wandered around upstairs to the more modern art beyond the exhibit which was also fun to see. Overall it was a great first trip to the Whitney, I’d probably go back for another pay what you wish night, but I wouldn’t necessarily splurge on the full ticket price.
I’ve spent other Friday nights at reduced rate art museums so if you haven’t heard about this ticket option, it’s a great idea for those trying to save money.