Press Release Upcoming Public Programs at The Andy Warhol Museum

a black and white image of a man in a hat with a finger raised to his lips as if he is gesturing for someone to be quiet. He faces right, and his shadow falls crisply on the wall behind him.

The Unknown, 1927, courtesy of George Eastman House

For immediate release

Monday, September 8, 2014


Chuck Connelly: My America
September 27, 2014 – January 4, 2015
The Warhol presents an exhibition of Pittsburgh native Chuck Connelly for its contribution to the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial. As a prodigious painter with a passion for his craft, Connelly has amassed a vast body of work dating from the late 1970s to the present day. His subjects have varied widely from religious imagery to cosmic visions, landscapes, portraits, domestic interiors, and Victorian homes from his neighborhood in East Oak Lane, Philadelphia. In spite of such a varied career, Connelly’s penchant for the surreal and fantastic have remained constant.

This exhibition, Chuck Connelly: My America, marks Connelly’s first solo museum show and features works from his beginning years in New York to the present day. Born in Pittsburgh in 1955, Connelly graduated from the Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, in 1977. In the early 1980s Connelly, based in New York City, exhibited widely and developed a highly inventive style of expressionist painting. During this period, Connelly was recognized as a key figure among the New York- based Neo-expressionist painters—alongside artists such Julian Schnabel and Jean- Michel Basquiat—and was collected by major institutions across the United States. In the late 1990s, Connelly returned to Philadelphia where he continues to live and work.

The Pittsburgh Biennial is co-organized by Carnegie Museum of Art, Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, The Andy Warhol Museum, SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Mattress Factory, and Biennial founders Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Each of the eight partnering institutions present a distinct exhibition of work by artists connected to the Pittsburgh region, reflecting each organization’s curatorial focus.

Support for the Pittsburgh Biennial has been provided by The Fine Foundation; Hillman Family Foundations; the James L. Baker Memorial Fund, the Hollen Bolmgren Fund, and the W. Alfred Turner Memorial Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation; Richard King Mellon Foundation; Highmark; and an anonymous donor.

13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World’s Fair
September 27, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Fifty years ago, Andy Warhol sparked a minor scandal at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. As part of a prominent set of public commissions for the exterior of the Philip Johnson-designed New York State Pavilion, Warhol chose to enlarge mug shots from an NYPD booklet featuring the 13 most wanted criminals of 1962. Forming a massive grid, these 48-inch square panels each featured front and profile views of the subject. The 13 Most Wanted Men was installed April 15, 1964, and due to potential controversy was painted over by Fair officials with silver paint a few days later. When the Fair opened to the public, all that was visible was a large silver panel.

Later in the summer of 1964, Warhol produced 20 Most Wanted Men paintings on narrower canvases with the same screens he had used to make the mural. They were first shown to the public at Galerie Sonnabend in Paris in 1967. Many of them were recently brought together again for the first time in almost half a century.

This exhibition launched at the Queens Museum in April 2014 only 200 yards from the original site of Warhol’s mural.

This exhibition was developed collaboratively by the Queens Museum and The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, and it is made possible by The Henry Luce Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Additional support is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Delta is the official airline sponsor for 13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World’s Fair.

Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent
January 31 – April 19, 2015
This is the first full-scale survey covering more than 30 years of work by American artist Corita Kent (1918–1986). In her rich and varied career, she was a designer, teacher, feminist, and activist for civil rights and anti-war causes. Her thousands of posters, murals, and signature serigraphs reflect these combined passions for faith and politics. Kent became one of the most popular graphic artists of the 1960s and 1970s, and her images remain iconic symbols that address the larger questions and concerns of that turbulent time and continue to influence many artists today.

While several exhibitions have focused on Corita’s work from the ‘60s, Someday is Now is the first major museum show to survey her entire career, including early abstractions and text pieces as well as the more lyrical works made in the 1970s and 1980s. The exhibition also includes rarely shown photographs Corita used for teaching and documentary purposes.

This exhibition is made possible with the generous support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Friends of the Tang Museum.

20th Anniversary Collection Rehang
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 features 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 features 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 can watch the museum’s archivists at work while viewing Warhol’s Time Capsules. The museum’s second floor is be reserved for special exhibitions.


Unseen Treasures from George Eastman House 2014

Tramp Tramp Tramp

Friday, September 26, 2014
8 p.m.
Warhol theater
The weirdly innocent Harry Langdon, one of the “Great Four” silent comedians (alongside Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd), makes his feature debut as a befuddled hobo who mistakenly enters a cross-country walking race with prize money at stake, which could save his family from otherwise certain eviction from their home. This comedy, co-written by Frank Capra, showcases some jaw- dropping stunts and features rising star Joan Crawford in her first significant role as Langdon’s love interest. A live score for the film is be composed and performed by Tom Roberts.

Tickets $10, for more information visit or call 412-237-8300

Sound Series: André Costello and the Cool Minors Friday, October 3, 2014
8 p.m.
Warhol theater

The Warhol welcomes the Pittsburgh-based trio André Costello and the Cool Minors to our intimate theater, celebrating their debut release on Wild Kindness Records. This special multimedia performance features the trio performing with projections comprised of various found footage from the 1950s, including public service announcements on coal mining, the suburbs, space missions, sensory deprivation, and drive-in ephemera, as well as their visual EP Summer’s Best (2014).

Tickets $10/$8 Members and students; visit or call 412-237-8300

Unseen Treasures from George Eastman House 2014

The Unknown

Friday, October 10, 2014
8 p.m.
Warhol theater
A year before director Tod Browning made Freaks, the classic, which shocked the world and accelerated the establishment of Hollywood’s production code, he shot this carnival world tragedy. Lon Chaney plays a burglar on the lam who hides out in the circus as Alonzo the Armless, a performer who throws knives with his feet. Alonzo falls hard for his co-performer Estrelita, a woman who has had her fill of men and their groping hands and is unaware of Alonzo’s secret. Matters become complicated when the circus strongman Malabar also becomes smitten with Estrelita. A live score for the film is composed and performed by Michael Johnsen in collaboration with Jessica Marcrum.

Tickets $10, for more information visit or call 412-237-8300

Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films Friday, October 17, 2014
8 p.m.

Carnegie Music Hall (Oakland)

In celebration of the museum’s 20th anniversary, The Warhol is proud to present the world premiere of Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films in partnership with The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance. This new performance is comprised of 15 short Warhol films that have been recently digitized by MPC/Technicolor and have not yet been publically screened. Five songwriter-composers, reflecting the generational trajectory and musical influence from post-Velvet Underground ‘70s through today have been selected to write and perform music for the films. The roster includes Tom Verlaine, Martin Rev, Dean Wareham, Eleanor Friedberger, and Bradford Cox. The films chosen are a combination of portraits and actualités featuring Superstars and luminaries such as John Giorno, Marcel Duchamp, Allen Ginsberg, Mario Montez, Marisol, Taylor Mead, Jack Smith, Mary Woronov, Edie Sedgwick, and Andy Warhol.

Co-commissioned with The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 2014 Next Wave Festival and UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance. Guest music curator, Dean Wareham.
Tickets $25/$20 Members & students; visit or call 412-237-8300 Digital transfer of Warhol films courtesy of MPC
Media Sponsor: WYEP 91.3 FM

Discussion: Chuck Connelly: My America with the artist and Jessica Beck, Assistant Curator of Art
Saturday, October 18, 2014
2 p.m.

Warhol theater

Join us for a discussion with Assistant Curator of Art Jessica Beck and veteran painter and Pittsburgh native Chuck Connelly. This program is presented in connection with the exhibition Chuck Connelly: My America, The Warhol’s contribution to the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial.

Free with museum admission

Teacher Open House

Thursday, October 30, 2014

5 p.m.

This annual Teacher Open House offers special previews of exhibitions, lectures, gallery talks, art making and discussion activities, and classroom resources. Teachers attending may receive Act 48 credit hours and information about school partnerships.

Tickets $10, includes complimentary parking; additional information and online registration at

Sound Series: The Barr Brothers Wednesday, November 12, 2014 8 p.m.
Warhol theater

The Warhol welcomes the Montreal-based folk quartet The Barr Brothers on a tour supporting their latest release on Secret City Records. Known for their eclectic orchestrations, the new record features a wide range of instrumentation with varied special guest contributions including members of Arcade Fire and Bassekou Kouyate’s band. Since the band’s recent emergence and debut release in 2011, they have headlined the Montreal Jazz Fest and have shared stages with an impressive array of artists from Emmylou Harris to Spiritualized.

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

OUT OF THE BOX: Time Capsule opening with The Warhol’s Time Capsules Cataloguer Erin Byrne, Chief Archivist Matt Wrbican, Assistant Archivist Cindy Lisica, and special guest Benjamin Liu
Friday, November 14, 2014

7 p.m.
Warhol theater
Join Time Capsules Cataloguer Erin Byrne, Chief Archivist Matt Wrbican, Assistant Archivist Cindy Lisica, and special guest Benjamin Liu as they take the first look inside one of Andy Warhol’s mysterious boxes! Benjamin Liu is a former personal and studio assistant for Warhol and co-author of the book Unseen Warhol. Warhol was an avid collector of art, Fiestaware, photographs, newspapers, dental molds, and especially the minutiae of his daily life. In 1974, he began filling the first of his 600 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.
Tickets $10/$8 Members & students; visit or call 412-237-8300

Isabella Rossellini in Green Porno
Friday, November 21, 2014
8 p.m.
Carnegie Music Hall (Oakland)
The Warhol and the Carnegie Museums of Art & Natural History welcome the iconic actress, performer, and model Isabella Rossellini to the Carnegie Music Hall for a special presentation of her one-woman show Green Porno. Adapted from the Sundance Channel series of the same name, Rossellini has crafted a uniquely thoughtful, odd, and comical performance-lecture with projected illustrations that celebrates biodiversity while focusing on mating rituals and insects and marine life—an imaginative tour de force that sits aptly at the intersection of art and science.

Tickets $25/$20 Members & students; visit

Unseen Treasures from George Eastman House 2014

Too Much Johnson

Friday, December 5, 2014
8 p.m.
Warhol theater
Orson Welles’s long-lost silent comedy Too Much Johnson was made in conjunction with a Mercury Theater stage production of William Gillette’s 1894 play. This fast- paced farce of mistaken identities tells the story of Augustus Billings, who is carrying on an extramarital affair under the made-up identity of a Cuban plantation owner named Johnson. Upon arrival in Santiago along with his wife and mother-in- law, he soon learns that the real Johnson actually exists. The Film was never shown publicly and the only known print destroyed in a fire in 1970. A nitrate work print recently has been restored by George Eastman House, in collaboration with the National Film Preservation Foundation and the Cineteca del Friuli. A live score for the film is composed and performed by Lenny Young in collaboration with Jeff Berman and Tracey Mortimer.

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In Discussion: 13 Most Wanted Men, with John Giorno and Nicholas Chambers, Milton Fine Curator of Art
Friday, December 12, 2014
7 p.m.

Warhol theater

Join us for a discussion with Nicholas Chambers, the Warhol’s Milton Fine Curator of Art, and the highly influential poet John Giorno, the star of Andy Warhol’s 1963 film Sleep. The initiator of Dial-a-Poem (a poem recording project with a group of writers including Frank O’Hara and Patti Smith) in 1968, and the subject of an upcoming one-man exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, in 2015, artist and poet John Giorno has been an inspired, influential catalyst and connector for generations of New York visual artists, writers, and performance-makers. This program is presented in connection with the exhibition 13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World’s Fair on view September 27, 2014–January 4, 2015, at The Warhol.

Free with museum admission


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 is 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.

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.