Press Release The Warhol Celebrates 25th Anniversary
For immediate release
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
The Andy Warhol Museum will celebrate its 25th anniversary on the weekend of October 19 and 20, 2019 with a gala event and free community day. The anniversary celebration also includes the opening of the Andy Warhol: Revelation exhibition.
For more information about the 25th Anniversary Celebration, visit warhol25.org.
“The Andy Warhol Museum has flourished beyond anyone’s expectations,” said Patrick Moore, director of The Warhol. “As the museum celebrates its 25th anniversary, we are looking forward to making Warhol’s legacy ever more relevant in our community and having a lasting impact on the lives of our visitors.”
25th Anniversary Gala
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Celebrate The Warhol’s 25th anniversary with a black-tie seated dinner that includes special entertainment, cocktails in the museum, a VIP preview of Andy Warhol: Revelation and open bidding on a contemporary art auction. Silver, black or white attire are highly encouraged.
Tickets: $750/individual, $10,000/table for 10 guests; Visit warhol25.org.
Please note: The Warhol will be closed to the public from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019.
Presented by Bank of America.
25th Anniversary Late Night Dance Party
Saturday, October 19–Sunday, October 20, 2019
11 p.m.–2 a.m.
The Warhol entrance space
Celebrate The Warhol’s 25th anniversary during a public late night dance party featuring a set by RJD2 and Operation Sappho.
Tickets will be available soon; Visit warhol25.org.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
The Warhol will be closed to the public from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019 to prepare for the 25th Anniversary Gala.
25th Anniversary Community Day
Sunday, October 20, 2019
10 a.m.–7 p.m.
In celebration of The Warhol’s 25th anniversary, the museum will be open and free to the public. Activities throughout the day include hands-on artmaking, gallery talks and activities, live performances, and a participatory art installation created by interdisciplinary artist Alisha Wormsley. The Andy Warhol: Revelation exhibition will also be on view. Community Day is presented by UPMC Health Plan, with additional support from The Benter Foundation, The Caliban Foundation, and Nova Chemicals.
Andy Warhol: Revelation
October 20, 2019–February 16, 2020
Andy Warhol: Revelation will be the first exhibition to comprehensively examine the Pop artist’s deeply rooted Catholic faith in relation to his artistic production.
Born in Pittsburgh to a devout Byzantine Catholic family, Andy Warhol grew up attending multiple weekly services at his local church with his mother, Julia Warhola. Throughout his life as a celebrity artist, Warhol retained some of his Catholic practices when his peers were distancing themselves from their religious backgrounds. Yet, his relationship with Catholicism was far from simple. As a queer man, Warhol may have felt a sense of guilt and fear towards the Catholic Church, which kept him from fully immersing himself in the faith. Nevertheless, he used various media to explore this tension through his art.
Revelation will feature over 100 objects from the museum’s permanent collection, including archival materials, drawings, paintings, prints and film. Rare source material and newly discovered items will provide an intimate look on Warhol’s creative process. Through both obscure works such as the “sunset” film commission from 1967, and late masterpieces like the pink Last Supper (1986), the exhibition will present a fresh perspective on the artist.
Andy Warhol: Revelation is curated by José Carlos Diaz, chief curator at The Warhol.
Andy Warhol: Revelation is presented by Bank of America, and supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the Fine Foundation, and William A. Stevens.
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.