Press Release Upcoming Public Programs at The Andy Warhol Museum

Jonathan Richman, photo by Rory Earnshaw

For immediate release

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Exposures: Travis K. Schwab: Lost and Found
Through November 22, 2015
For the fall Exposures installation, Travis K. Schwab focuses on Andy Warhol’s enduring place in our visual culture. Schwab—a self-taught painter who has spent the past five years building a body of work that takes issue with our image-saturated culture—takes inspiration for this project from Warhol’s investment in photography, which Warhol published in his 1978 book Exposures, and the forgotten photobooth strips that museum visitors leave behind. Schwab’s three new paintings, large portraits of Warhol, hang in the center of each street-facing window in The Warhol Store.

Andy’s Toybox
Through December 6, 2015
Andy’s Toybox is a playful installation of the artist’s paintings, prints, and photographs from the late 1970s and 1980s, inspired by a series of paintings the artist created for children in 1983 for art dealer Bruno Bischofberger’s Zurich, Switzerland, gallery. Warhol made a group of small-scale works of monkeys, parrots, dogs, circus clowns, and fish, and the works were installed at child-height against a background of Warhol-designed Fish wallpaper. The present exhibition includes is a reinstallation of the Toy paintings and wallpaper from the original installation in Zurich, as well as the artist’s collection of vintage wind-up mechanical toys used as source material for the paintings. In this interactive exhibition for children of all ages, visitors are able to dress-up and pose for photographs, build their own castles, race toy cars, and play with toys from the museum’s own toy box.

Warhol By the Book
Through January 10, 2016
Andy Warhol’s work in the medium of books provides a surprising look into the artist’s creativity and his ideas about art. This exhibition presents Warhol’s book work, from early student-work illustrations of the late 1940s, through to his careers as a commercial artist in the 1950s, Pop artist and underground filmmaker in the 1960s, and photographer and Pop culture icon of the 1970s–80s. Warhol constantly experimented in his work, and this freedom is also evident in his books, which often defy and question the common notion of what a book can be. While he authored many books (in collaboration with his assistants), these efforts are often overlooked, though they provide a valuable window into Warhol’s creative interests. This exhibition provides a nearly complete overview of Warhol’s work on books, including unfinished projects, original drawings, manuscripts, paintings, prints, photographs, artist’s books, and other materials that reveal his processes in their creation. This exhibition is supported in part by Affirmation Arts Fund.


Good Fridays sponsored by Cohen & Grigsby
Fridays through October 31, 2015
5–10 p.m.
Each Good Friday from May 1 to October 31, 2015, is sponsored by Cohen & Grigsby. For a more social experience, the museum is open late with a cash bar in the entrance gallery and half-price regular museum admission.

Half-price museum admission


Sounds Series: An Evening with Luna Wednesday, October 14, 2015
8 p.m.
The Warhol entrance space

The Warhol welcomes back the highly influential indie rock band Luna for an intimate show in the museum’s entrance space during its 10 year reunion tour. The band last performed at The Warhol in the museum’s parking lot in 2000. Over the past 15 years, the museum has developed a strong relationship with band members Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips, including their involvement with the performance commissions 13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests and Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films.

Night of 1,000 Andys
Saturday, October 17, 2015
8 p.m.
Join us for our annual fundraiser and community celebration. This year’s theme “Night of 1,000 Andys” invites you to dress up as your favorite Warhol—will you choose 1940s studious, 1950s professional, 1960s cool, 1970s preppy? Our seven floors are open to explore, and spaces are activated with DJs, dancing, and an underground Studio 54-inspired space, with some surprises throughout the evening too. VIP tickets include access to a VIP lounge in our gallery devoted to Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable and unlimited drinks and hors d’oeuvres. General admission tickets include two drink tickets and hors d’oeuvres. Cash bars are also available. VIP Tickets $250, 7–11 p.m. / General $95 & members $85, 8–11 p.m.; visit or call 412-237-8300

Richard Maxwell / New York City Players: The Evening Friday, October 23, 2015
8 p.m.
New Hazlett Theater (North Side)

The Warhol partners with the New Hazlett Theater to present The Evening by playwright-director Richard Maxwell, who The New York Times recently referred to as “perhaps the greatest American experimental theater auteur of his generation.” The Evening is considered the first installment of a Divine Comedy-inspired triptych that features signature Maxwell elements such a minimalist aesthetic and live music. This performance contains adult subject matter and strong language. This performance was commissioned by the 2014 Spalding Gray Award and supported in part by an award through the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tickets $15 / $12 Members & students; visit or call 412-237-8300

Sound Series: Live! On Stage Jonathan Richman, featuring Tommy Larkins on the Drums!
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
8 p.m.

The Warhol entrance space

The Warhol welcomes highly influential singer-songwriter Jonathan Richman, who has been performing consistently over the past 30 years, beginning with his pioneering band the Modern Lovers in the early 1970s. The band’s minimalist approach and forthright songs were influenced by The Velvet Underground and are often referred to as “protopunk” and credited for laying the groundwork for punk and new wave. Richman continues to tour with drummer Tommy Larkins, celebrating his first album on the Cleveland-based label Blue Arrow Records.

This performance is standing room only.
Tickets $15 / $12 Members & students; visit or call 412-237-8300

In Discussion: Chief Archivist Matt Wrbican with author and food historian Susan Rossi-Wilcox
Friday, November 6, 2015
7 p.m.

The Warhol theater

Join us for a discussion of the limited edition 1959 cookbook Wild Raspberries, which Warhol illustrated. Susan Rossi-Wilcox and Matt Wrbican co-curated an exhibition on this book at The Warhol in 2008. Created by Warhol and close friend Suzie Frankfurt, Wild Raspberries whimsically parodies popular French recipes that were in vogue with American middle- and upper-class tastes of the time, highlighted by Warhol’s humorous illustrations. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Warhol By the Book.


Annual Teacher Open House
Thursday, November 12, 2015
4:30 p.m.
This year’s Teacher Open House features guided exhibition tours, lectures, gallery talks, classroom resources, discussion activities, and art-making activities in our underground studio The Factory. Teachers in attendance my receive Act 48 credit hours and information about school partnership opportunities.

Tickets $10; visit or call 412-237-8365

OUT OF THE BOX: Time Capsule opening with Cataloguer Erin Byrne, Chief Archivist Matt Wrbican, and special guest Benjamin Liu
Friday, November 13, 2015
7 p.m.

The Warhol theater

Chief Archivist Matt Wrbican, Cataloguer Erin Byrne, and former Warhol assistant Benjamin Liu open Time Capsule 71, one of Warhol’s 610 Time Capsules that is filled with books, a few of which are displayed in the exhibition Warhol By the Book. Warhol was an avid collector of art, Fiestaware, photographs, newspapers, dental molds, and especially the minutiae of his daily life. In 1974, Warhol began filling the first of his Time Capsules with source material, correspondence, and clothing. The Time Capsules reflect more than Warhol’s personal life; they act as an insightful snapshot of the time and contain a wealth of information for researchers. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Warhol By the Book. Tickets $10 / $8 Members & students; visit or call 412-237-8300

KID CITY Dance Party with DJ KellyMom Saturday, November 14, 2015
10 a.m.
The Warhol entrance space

At KID CITY, Pittsburgh’s own DJ KellyMom spins indie rock kids love to dance to, featuring artists like DEVO, The Velvet Underground, The Cars, The Smiths, Blondie, Talking Heads, Beastie Boys, James Brown, The Clash, and Martha and the Vandellas, among others. The program is presented in connection with “Year of the Family” at The Warhol.


In Discussion: Chief Archivist Matt Wrbican with art historian Lucy Mulroney Saturday, November 14, 2105
2 p.m.

The Warhol theater

The discussion focuses on the importance of The Warhol’s archival collection, as well as that of Syracuse University, where Lucy Mulroney is the curator of special collections. Mulroney discusses many recent discoveries that she made while working on her PhD, regarding the books Warhol produced in the 1960s, such as A: A Novel (1968) and Andy Warhol’s Index (Book) (1967). This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Warhol By the Book.


CAPA Antithesis
Friday, December 4, 2015
7 p.m.
The Warhol theater
CAPA Antithesis is the groundbreaking contemporary music ensemble of Pittsburgh CAPA 6–12. The goal of the ensemble is to perform music of our time and encourage the composition and performance of student works that mine the rich history of modern music: classical, jazz, and the avant-garde. Formed in 2005 by saxophonist Ben Opie, the group performed in the 2008 Braxton Plays Pittsburgh festival honoring composer and improviser Anthony Braxton. It has opened for several national artists at galleries and performance spaces throughout the city, and in 2012 it performed at the Hear/Now Festival of New Sound at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Composer and oboist Lenny Young became the fourth music director of CAPA Antithesis in 2012.

Half-Pint Prints
Saturday, December 5, 2015
10 a.m.
Education studio
This monthly silkscreen printing activity for families with children ages 1 to 4 years old takes place the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Families work with The Warhol’s artist educators to create silkscreen prints during this drop- in studio program.
Free with museum admission

In Discussion: Chief Archivist Matt Wrbican with author Jamie Warhola Saturday, December 5, 2015
2 p.m.
The Warhol theater

Jamie Warhola, award-winning illustrator and one of Warhol’s 10 nieces and nephews, discusses his Uncle Andy’s illustrations for children’s books, such as in The Best in Children’s Books from the late 1950s and early 1960s. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Warhol By the Book.

A John Waters Christmas: Holier & Dirtier Friday, December 11, 2015
8 p.m.
Carnegie Music Hall (Oakland)

The Warhol welcomes back the legendary and incomparable writer and director John Waters to the opulent Carnegie Music Hall, with his critically acclaimed one- man show A John Waters Christmas. Torn between capitalism and anarchy, Waters offers his hilariously incisive take on “Christmas crazy,” spreading his subversive yuletide cheer and lunacy while feeling “needy, greedy, and horny for presents and filled with an unnatural desire to please.”
John Waters’s performance is co-presented with the Carnegie Museum of Art. Tickets $25 / $20 Members & students; visit or call 412-237-8300

Special Holiday Hours
Monday, December 28, 2015
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
The Warhol will be open on Monday, December 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Every Friday, 5–10 p.m.
For a more social experience, the museum is open late with a cash bar in the entrance gallery and special half-price regular museum admission. Some Good Fridays feature special programs including music, performances, and more. Be sure to check our online calendar for specific weekly special programming (additional ticket pricing may apply).

The Factory (Underground Studio)
Tuesday–Friday, 1:30–5 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 12–5 p.m.
Visitors to our underground studio The Factory are encouraged to try out some of Warhol’s signature art-making techniques like blotted line drawing, acetate collage, and silkscreen printing.
Free with museum admission

Daily Gallery Talks

Experience tours and discussions on a wide range of topics including Warhol’s work practices, his life, and more. The 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. gallery talks are led by either Donald Warhola, artist educators, collections staff, or curatorial staff. The 1 p.m. talks are silkscreen demonstrations led by artist educators. These 30 minute talks include time for visitors to present their own insights and ask questions.

Free with museum admission

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.