Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art, Medzilaborce

Múzeum moderného umenia Andy Warhola, Medzilaborce
Contact: Valika Maďarová (f) Director
A Warhola 749/26, 068 01 Medzilaborce, Slovakia
421 (0) 57 748 0072
421 (0) 57 732 1069
10am-5pm Tue-Sun, closed Mon

Opened in 1991, the Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art, Medzilaborce was founded on the initiative of Andy Warhol's brother John, art teacher Dr Michal Bicko, Vladimír Protivňák of the Academy of Ruthenian Culture in Slovakia and the Club of Friends of Fine Art at Medzilaborce (FFAM). The museum's predecessor was a small FFAM gallery which, together with the Andy Warhol Society, expended considerable effort to establish a permanent museum dedicated to the life and work of the celebrated American Pop Artist. Warhol’s connection with Slovakia is that his parents Ondrej and Julia Warhola were members of the Ruthenian ethnicity from the north eastern Slovakian village of Miková, just 15 kilometres from Medzilaborce.

The museum houses several originals donated mainly by the Andy Warhol Foundation in New York, as well as an exhibition on Andy Warhol's family origins featuring personal items donated by Warhol's brother John.

The museum also hosts temporary and exchange exhibitions, concerts, seminars and other events.