Press Release The Warhol Chosen to Receive Bank of America 2023 Art Conservation Project Grant

Metallic pigment in acrylic and urine on canvas.

Andy Warhol, Oxidation, 1978, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2023

The Andy Warhol Museum announces that it is one of the recipients of a Bank of America 2023 Art Conservation Project Grant.

The grant will be used to conduct a conservation project on Warhol’s Oxidation series works that are part of The Warhol’s collection, including a chemical analysis of the series to determine ideal display and storage conditions.

“Our Warhol Oxidation works present a unique conservation challenge,” said Patrick Moore, director of The Warhol. “The generosity of Bank of America will make it possible for The Andy Warhol Museum to set the standard for the long-term care of these important works.”

Conservation activities on the largest Oxidation painting in the series will occur in a gallery allowing visitors to observe the process. Interpretive materials will provide visitors with an explanation of the art and science behind the conservation project.

“This is an exciting opportunity for The Warhol to showcase important work done by our staff that typically takes place behind the scenes,” said Amber Morgan, director of collections and exhibitions. “Visitors will have a chance to see how art and science combine to inform our decisions about storage, display, handling and treatment of our collection.”

About Bank of America’s Art Conservation Project

Since 2010, Bank of America’s Art Conservation Project has supported the preservation of paintings, sculptures and archeological and architectural pieces of critical importance to cultural heritage and the history of art. More than 237 projects across 40 countries managed by nonprofit cultural institutions received funding to conserve historically or culturally significant works of art that are in danger of deterioration.

About Bank of America

Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 67 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 3,900 retail financial centers, approximately 16,000 ATMs and award-winning digital banking with approximately 56 million verified digital users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately three million small business households through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and approximately 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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.

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Andy Warhol, Oxidation, 1978, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.


Metallic pigment in acrylic and urine on canvas.

Andy Warhol, Oxidation, 1978, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.