Andy Warhol Museum Coming to Lower East Side

May 20, 2014 | Andy Cush

Over the weekend, the developers of Essex Crossing, a forthcoming residential-commercial development on the Lower East side, confirmed it would include a museum devoted to Andy Warhol. The new outpost will operate as a satellite location of Pittsburgh’s Warhol Museum.

According to museum director Eric Shiner, the New York location presents “a chance to exhibit more of the collection to a wider, more international audience and to encourage more people to come to Pittsburgh to see everything we have as well.”

“New York is the amuse bouche and Pittsburgh is the main course,” he added.

Essex Crossing’s developers hope to complete the museum by 2017.