Press Release Upcoming Public Programs at The Andy Warhol Museum

A painting of two young boys standing on either side of a seated woman in a green dress who is holding a red valentine's heart.

Patrick Hulse, Valentine Portrait, 2012, from the Art. Write. Now: Scholastic Art Awards 2013-2014

For immediate release

Thursday, January 23, 2014


Art. Write. Now: Scholastic Art Awards 2013-2014

February 5 – March 2, 2014

The Art. Write. Now exhibition tour, now in its 4th year, travels nationwide to expose audiences to an annual selection of original work by winning 6-12 grade students from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. These emerging artists, writers, and filmmakers are selected as the “best in the country” by top professionals in the visual and literary arts. The exhibition contains 130 art and literary works from students around the country. Andy Warhol was a Scholastic Art & Writing Award winner in 1945 at the age of 17.

Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede

May 18 – August 24, 2014

The exhibition Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede examines the interconnected lives and creative practices of Andy Warhol and Halston – two American icons who had a profound impact on the development of 20th century art and fashion. The exhibition has been organized by The Andy Warhol Museum and Lesley Frowick (the niece of Halston). Drawing on the collections of The Warhol, The Museum at FIT, Lesley Frowick, Chris Royer (former Halston model and Design Director of Halston Enterprises), Des Moines Art Center as well as others. The exhibition integrates Halston’s garments and accessories with photography, video and paintings by Warhol.

Presented by PNC Financial Services

Additional support provided by Eckert Seamans

20th Anniversary Collection Rehang
Opening May 18
To mark its 20th Anniversary, The Warhol, the most comprehensive single artist museum in the world, is undertaking a major redesign of its collection galleries. This rehang of the collection represents the most comprehensive review of the museum’s collection of Warhol’s artwork and archival materials since it opened in 1994. Chronologically organized across five of the museum’s seven floors, it will feature masterpieces from the collection alongside rarely seen artworks and archival material.

Through its own projects and its collaborations with curators and scholars from around the world, The Warhol has been at the forefront of research on the artist’s career. This research is applied throughout the rehang.

The seventh floor will feature a group of artworks and archival objects that establish Pittsburgh as the starting point of Warhol’s life and work. This floor features newly uncovered material relating to Warhol’s childhood and pieces from the Warhola family collection of rarely seen paintings and photographs.

Among the newly created installations are The Exploding Plastic Inevitable, a detailed interpretation of a multimedia performance; The Office, a space dedicated to Warhol’s studio environment; The Film and Video Gallery, multiple screens enabling visitors to view the video collection on demand; The Archives, a combination of display and work space where visitors will watch the museum’s archivists at work while viewing Warhol’s Time Capsules. The museum’s second floor will be reserved for special exhibitions.


Sound Series: Strike Duo
Saturday, January 25, 2014
8 p.m.
Warhol theater
Co-presented with the Music on the Edge series of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Music
Strike Duo is pianist Jeffery Meyer and percussionist Paul Vaillancourt, who will play music by Chen Yi, Brooke Joyce, Marc Mellits, Eric Moe, Mario Davidovsky, and more.
Tickets advance $15/$10 students; for tickets call 412-624-7529 or visit
Door Tickets $20/$15 students
FREE parking in The Warhol lot

Sound Series: Damien Jurado, with special guest, Courtney Marie Andrews Tuesday, January 28, 2014
8 p.m.
Warhol theater
The Warhol welcomes back Seattle-based songwriter, Damien Jurado, on a tour supporting his January release of Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son on Secretly Canadian Records. The new record, produced by Richard Swift, marks his 13th release. In 2003 he shifted to Secretly Canadian, where has since amassed a strong catalogue of indie-folk releases, featuring his signature powerful yet fragile vocals and vivid lyrical imagery.
Tickets $15/$12 Members & students; visit or call 412-237-8300 FREE parking in The Warhol lot

Art.Write.Now.Tour Opening Reception Friday, February 7, 2014
6 – 8 p.m.
Warhol entrance space

Please join The Warhol and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers for a reception to celebrate the arrival of Art.Write.Now.Tour exhibition, a nationwide traveling exhibition showcasing original work created by teen award winners of the 2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The exhibition includes 130 art and literary works from students around the country. These emerging artists’ and writers’ works were judged by a panel of professionals in the visual and literary arts community. Complimentary beer, wine, and light bites.

Tickets FREE; visit or call 412-237-8300

Sound Series: Julianna Barwick, with special guest, Visallus Saturday, February 8, 2014
8 p.m.
Warhol theater

Co-presented with VIA Music & New Media Festival

The Warhol partners with the VIA Music & New Media Festival to present the Brooklyn-based recording artist, Julianna Barwick, in the museum’s theater. Barwick’s lush compositions and unique ambient aesthetic are built around multiple loops and layers of her ethereal voice. She comes to The Warhol on a tour supporting her new release, Nepenthe, on the Dead Oceans label.

Tickets $15/$12 Members & students; visit or call 412-237-8300 FREE parking in The Warhol lot
Media Sponsor: WPTS Radio

Sound Series: San Fermin, with special guests, Son Lux Tuesday, February 18, 2014
8 p.m.
Warhol theater

The Warhol welcomes San Fermin, the chamber-pop project of Brooklyn musician/composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone, for the first time to the museum. Ludwig- Leone has worked with celebrated composer Nico Muhly on arrangements for the likes of Sufjan Stevens, The National, and Lee Renaldo. The project is currently touring as an ensemble that includes piano, violin, trumpet, saxophone, guitar, drums and three vocalists. Son Lux (aka Ryan Lott), whose debut recording, At War With Walls and Mazes (2008), earned him the title of “Best New Artist” by NPR’s All Songs Considered, opens the show.
Tickets $15/$12 Members & students; visit or call 412-237-8300 FREE parking in The Warhol lot

Teen MEMBERS ONLY Tour: Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Saturday, February 22, 2014
2 – 3 p.m.
A special member tour for teens that coincides with the exhibition, Art.Write.Now Tour 2013-2014: Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Milton Fine Curator of Art, Nicholas Chambers will lead this tour.

Members FREE; to register call 412-622-3314

Film Screening: Madelyn Roehrig presents Looking Up from Andy’s Grave (2013) and Figments: Conversations with Andy, Year III (2011)
Saturday, February 22, 2014
2 p.m.

Warhol theater

In honor of Warhol’s birthday, The Warhol presents two films created by artist Madelyn Roehrig. Roehrig’s films examine responses from a range of people who visit Warhol’s gravesite from as far away as Australia or as close as their homes across the street. This program is presented with musical accompaniment by AppalAsia and MacDonald Pipe and Drum Band.

Tickets FREE; visit or call 412-237-8300

Sound Series: JACK Quartet

Saturday, March 1, 2014
8 p.m.
Warhol theater
Co-presented with the Music on the Edge series of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Music

The JACK Quartet, comprised of violinists Christopher Otto and Ari Streisfeld, violist John Pickford Richards, and cellist Kevin McFarland, focuses on the commissioning and performance of new works, leading them to work closely with composers such as Derek Bermel, Chaya Czernowin, James Dillon, Brian Ferneyhough, Beat Furrer, Georg Friedrich Haas and Vijay Iyer.

Tickets advance $15/$10 students; for tickets call 412-624-7529 or visit

Tickets door $20/$15 students FREE parking in The Warhol lot

Sound Series: Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits Wednesday, March 5, 2014
8 p.m.
Warhol entrance space

The Warhol welcomes acclaimed Brazilian percussionist and composer, Cyro Baptista, and his genre-defying quartet, Banquet of Spirits. Their records are reviewed within the broad categories of contemporary jazz and world music, and are released on the Tzadik label, run by avant jazz icon John Zorn, a frequent collaborator of Baptista, along with a myriad of luminaries such as Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock, and Caetano Veloso. Baptista was also recently named the DownBeat percussionist of the year. It promises to be a unique performance that fans of hybrid jazz/Afro-Cuban music won’t want to miss!

Tickets $25/$20 Members & students; visit or call 412-237-8300 FREE parking in The Warhol lot

Sound Series: Neutral Milk Hotel, with special guests, Elf Power Wednesday, March 26, 2014

8 p.m.
Carnegie Music Hall (Oakland)
Co-presented with Opus One Presents
The Warhol is thrilled to welcome Neutral Milk Hotel, to the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. As a much anticipated follow-up to Jeff Mangum’s stellar sold out, solo performance at the hall in January 2013, he returns with the full band including Scott Spillane, Julian Koster, and Jeremy Barnes. The band has had a profound impact over the past two decades on indie folk/rock music, largely due to their most recognized record, In The Aeroplane Over The Sea. Released in 1998 on Merge Records. The psychedelic-folk collective, Elf Power, from Athens, open the show. Tickets available online at WWW.TICKETMASTER.COM, at all ticketmaster outlets including select Giant Eagle Stores. To charge by phone, call 800-7 45-3000 One dollar per ticket will benefit, Children of the Blue Sky

Sound Series: Tinariwen
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
8 p.m.
Warhol entrance space
The Warhol welcomes Tinariwen, a Tuareg group from the Sahara Desert in northern Mali. With a name meaning “empty places,” reflecting their land of origin, the group formed in 1979 in rebel camps of Colonel Gaddafi, having been forced from their nomadic lifestyle into involuntary military service. Swapping traditional lutes and shepherd’s flutes for electric guitars and drums, the group has developed their own unique style that blends elements of western blues/rock, African tribal chants and Middle Eastern traditional music. From this hybrid style, they craft songs dealing with issues such as political awakening, problems of exile, and repression of their people. The band signed to the U.S. label Anti Records in 2010, and has toured extensively, performing at major festivals such as WOMAD and Bonnaroo.

Tickets $25/$20 Members & students; visit or call 412-237-8300 FREE parking in The Warhol lot

Sister Spit

Friday, April 11, 2014
8 p.m.
Warhol theater
Co-presented with Trans-Q Television
The legendary, raucous, rowdy performance gang, Sister Spit, returns to The Warhol with a vanload of multimedia, queer-centric brilliance! Sister Spit is a multimedia explosion of taste-makers, novelists, luminaries, chanteuses, performance artists, poets and filmmakers. This multimedia program features host Ali Liebegot, along with authors Dia Felix (Nochita) and Beth Lisick (Yokohama Threeway: A Collection of Small Shames), slam poet and award-winning playwright Chinaka Hodge, fat activist Virgie Tovar, (one of the U.S’s leading experts on body discrimination), award-winning playwright and poet Lenelle Moise (Haiti Glass) and novelist Rhiannon Argo (Girls I’ve Run Away With).

Tickets $15/$12 Members & students; visit or call 412-237-8300


Every Friday, 5 – 10 p.m.
Half-Price Admission and cash bar
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. Many Good Fridays also feature special programs including music, film, performances, and more. Be sure to check our online calendar for specific weekly special programming (additional ticket pricing may apply).

The Factory (Underground Studio)
Weekdays, 1:30 – 5 p.m., Weekends, 12 – 4 p.m.
Free with Museum admission
The Factory is a lively studio program where Museum visitors can create art alongside artist/educators while exploring Warhol’s artistic practice. It’s a collaborative environment where visitors investigate ideas about art and culture while working alongside artist/educators, staff and volunteers.

Daily Gallery Talks

Experience a range of topics including Warhol’s work practices and more. Subjects vary depending on current exhibitions and guest speaker. Guest speakers include curators, artist educators, and more. These 30 minute talks include time for visitors to present their own perspectives and questions.

Daily Films

Warhol’s film and video works screened in our theater during museum hours.

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.

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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.