Press Release The Andy Warhol Museum Announces Online Education Partnership with Tenlegs
For immediate release
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The Andy Warhol Museum and Tenlegs, an innovative social network for independent and emerging artists, announce a new strategic partnership to host online Warhol-themed classes.
“The Warhol values the power of online tools to reach audiences and fans across the globe and is excited about bringing the expertise of its educators to new audiences, via the Tenlegs platform. This is a great way for us to bring Warhol’s legacy to his fans and other art students who might not otherwise be able to access our programming at The Warhol,” noted Nicole Dezelon, associate curator of education: resources and technology.
The first class in the series, titled Warhol’s Legacy in Contemporary Art, will be taught by Felipe Castelblanco, a multidisciplinary New Media artist with an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University and an artist educator at The Warhol since 2010. Over its six week run, this online course will examine Warhol’s role in contemporary art and how his legacy impacts business, politics and pop culture.
“We are thrilled that Tenlegs is able to work with The Warhol to support their innovative online initiatives” said Tenlegs CEO, Amit Gupta. “Many artists on Tenlegs focus on contemporary art and no other artist has had a more lasting impact on contemporary art than Andy Warhol.”
Warhol’s Legacy in Contemporary Art begins on January 20, 2014 and concludes on March 2, 2014. Additional Warhol-related courses, covering a diverse offering of topics and practices will be offered throughout 2014. All classes will take place online at Tenlegs.com using its collaborative online art education platform.
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.