When people do great things, we may choose to remember them just by our minds or do something to keep their memory alive. Some of the things used to keep the memory of the life of the deceased include pictures or other things they used or had in their lives. Special places for keeping these materials are selected to ensure the memories of the loved one stays for the longest time possible. One such a place to keep these things is a museum.
Among the most famous art museums in the world is the Andy Warhol Museum. Though there is much information about the Andy Warhol Museum, they’re other things you might not know about it. Here, some of these things are highlighted.
One thing you might not know about the Andy Warhol museum is its size. Of all the museums in North America dedicated to one person, the Andy Warhol Museum is the biggest. The museum is named after the popular pop artist Andy Warhol. The museum is, therefore, dedicated to only the works of Andy Warhol, the pop artist and producer. The art museum houses paintings, paperwork, printed work, sculptures as well as videotapes and films taken by or during the pop icons lifetime.
There is also another thing you might want to know about the building in which the museum is found. The building in which the Andy Warhol museum is found is in Pennsylvania and has seven storeys. But that is something you might already know. Did you know that this building housing the Andy Warhol Museum was once a warehouse? Turning the warehouse into a museum required renovations to be done. According to reports on its renovation, the estimates of the renovations are around twelve million dollars.
The resignation of the Andy Warhol museums first director a few months after its opening is another thing you might not know. The founding director of the Andy Warhol museum only lasted as director of the museum for six months. In his resignation, the director is quoted to have said that his relationship with the other stakeholders was sour.
You might also be interested to know that the museum has been in existence for slightly over twenty years and in these, it has had external exhibitions held in more than fifty locations. The total official number of the outside exhibitions held within the twenty years of the Andy Warhol Museum existence totals to more than one hundred and fifty-three. Reaching this number of exhibitions within such a short time is a major achievement for any museum. Fruits of these exhibitions have been seen since they have been more than nine million visitors going to the museum within its time of existence.