Call him the inventor of the selfie – Andy Warhol embraced new mediums like video, film, and Polaroid portraits, using 20th-century America as his subject.

Instantly recognizable, the provocative pop art created by this LGBT icon has become the pride of museums across the US.

In celebration of his birthday on August 6, we take a look at the top spots to see his work in the US.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

Tucked into an Ozark forest north of Fayetteville, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, funded by the founding family of Walmart, houses one of Warhol’s signature riffs on consumerism, Coca-Cola. The museum collection also includes Warhol’s photos of New York high life and the screen print ‘Hammer and Sickle.’ 


Posted by Christine O'Toole, Lonely Planet on July 22, 2022