The Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art in Medzilaborce
The Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art in
Medzilaborce is dedicated to the king of pop art. The museum presents the
life and work of the artist. He was born in 1928 and raised in Pittsburgh, the
The USA, the youngest son of parents Andrej and Júlia Varchol, emigrated from
the village of Miková in the Stropkov district to the United States. His famous
paintings of American products, e.g. cans of Campbell's soup, but also
portraits of famous people like Marilyn Monroe or Elvis Presley are
world-famous. Warhol was a multi-talented artist; he was also a filmmaker.
The museum in Medzilaborce was established in 1991. It is historically the first of its kind in the world and so far the only one in Europe. Andy Warhol's permanent exhibition exhibits his original works and represents all creative periods, including his dominant artistic themes. Another exhibition about the origins of the king of pop art presents his childhood portraits, a portrait of his mother Júlia, but also a shirt in which he was baptized and others. Another permanent exhibition is Street-art vs. Pop art. It is enriched with the works of Keith Haring, who met Andy Warhol personally. Among other things, the visitor can see works by other authors such as Poppy, Bambi, and Robert Indiana in this exhibition. Currently, this pearl of Europe is being prepared for the internal reconstruction of the exhibit halls, but also for the external renovation, which will, in addition to the restoration of the facade, also include a relaxation zone on the roof of the museum.