Press Release Due to Popular Demand, The Andy Warhol Museum Extends Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei Two Weeks
For immediate release
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
The Andy Warhol Museum announces its celebrated exhibition Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei has been extended through Sunday, September 11, 2016. The exhibition opened at The Warhol during a free community day June 3, 2016, following Ai Weiwei’s visit to Pittsburgh for his sold out talk at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland the previous evening.
The Warhol has seen record-breaking attendance for the months of June and July, and August is on its way to break the month’s attendance record as well.
This major international exhibition featuring two significant artists of the 20th and 21st centuries—Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei—opened at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Melbourne, Australia, on December 11, 2015, to record-breaking attendance. The exhibition, developed by The Warhol and the NGV, with the participation of Ai Weiwei, explores the significant influence of these two artists on modern and contemporary life, focusing on the parallels, intersections, and points of difference between their practices. The exhibition creates a dialogue between the two artists throughout the seven floors of the museum.
Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Fine Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, the W.L.S. Spencer Foundation, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, UPMC Health Plan, and Christopher Tsai and André Stockamp. Additional support is provided by the Quentin and Evelyn T. Cunningham Fund, the Hollen Bolmgren Fund, and the W. Paul Spencer Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, with a special thank you to Larry Warsh.
The Warhol receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and The Heinz Endowments. Further support is provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset District.
The Andy Warhol Museum
Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol’s birth, The Andy Warhol Museum holds the largest collection of Warhol’s artworks and archival materials and is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. The Warhol is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Established in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. The museums reach more than 1.4 million people a year through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.
Credit and copyright
Ai Weiwei, At the Museum of Modern Art, 1987, From the New York Photographs series 1983–93, Collection of Ai Weiwei, © Ai Weiwei; Andy Warhol artwork © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.