Lower East Side Gets Warhol Museum
New York City -- Development of a New York extension to the Andy Warhol Museum, dedicated to the Pop artist and located in Manhattan's Lower East side, has been revealed in an email, by the Pittsburgh based museum.
Art collectors of Art Kabinett social media network are witnessing more and more exciting art projects take hold in the Lower East Side.
The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the four Carnegie Museums located in Pittsburgh, the birthplace of the artist.
The announcement for 'The Warhol' although not formally confirming the project stated; "Along with the other collaborators of this potential gallery space/annex in the Essex Crossing development, we are excited about the possibilities and opportunities it could bring for us and to Manhattan's Lower East Side.
'Our hopes for this collaborative gallery, which would feature Warhol's work, is to further energise this exciting urban development project in Warhol's beloved New York".
The Wall Street Journal described the project as "the New York annex of the Andy Warhol Museum." Depicted here is an architectural rendering of how the 20,000 square foot annex of the Andy Warhol Museum will look.
It is predicted to open on Site 2, at Broome and Essex streets. The gallery would be part of the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area, a large development which is set to further transform downtown Manhattan.
This project is at an advanced stage and investment of time and funds have been allocated to architects and planners.
The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, and a collaborative project between the Carnegie Institute, the Dia Art Foundation, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Plans to house The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Warhol’s birthplace, were announced in 1989, and the Museum opened its doors in May 1994.
Originally built in 1911 as a distribution center for products sold to mills and mines, The Warhol Museum was designed by architect Richard Gluckman and features seven floors of gallery and exhibition space.
Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1895, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums dedicated to exploration through art and science: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum.
As a child, Andy Warhol received his first formal training in art through free classes offered by Carnegie Institute. The Andy Warhol Museum is therefore concerned with serving young people in Pittsburgh, particularly those of the North Shore, through classes in studio art and through its Education Resource Center for schoolteachers. The Education Department also serves the general adult public through a full range of programs, including lectures and gallery talks.
The New York satellite will likely continue this mission.