Press Release Upcoming Public Programs at The Andy Warhol Museum

A young woman with blonde hair tucked into the raised hood of her light grey sweatshirt covers her face with a large purple crystal.

Jenny Hval

For immediate release

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Yasumasa Morimura: Theater of the Self

Through January 12, 2014

The Warhol Museum presents a survey exhibition of work by Japanese artist Yasumasa Morimura. Morimura is renowned for his photographic reprisals of iconic images from art history and popular culture in which he replaces the subjects with his own self-image. By quite literally assuming a place in these works, Morimura reimagines historical narratives and, in the process, conflates issues of originality and reproduction, gender, and race to create what he calls a “beautiful commotion.” Developed by The Warhol in close collaboration with the artist, the exhibition will focus on three important bodies of work: ‘Requiem’ in which Morimura recreates iconic photographs relating to political and cultural life; the ‘Actors’ series in which he assumes the personae of Hollywood luminaries such as Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor; and his celebrated ‘Art History’ photographs in which he painstakingly restages canonical European paintings. Morimura’s fascination with the self-portrait, celebrity, gay and transgendered life, art history, and popular culture align him closely with the work of Andy Warhol. In fact, the artist has described himself as Warhol’s “conceptual son” and, as a corollary to his survey exhibition, Morimura will be working with museum’s curatorial team to curate a selection of works from The Warhol’s permanent collection. Yasumasa Morimura is made possible through the generous support of The Japan Foundation.


Sound Series: Bill Callahan, with special guest Lonnie Holley

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
8 p.m.
Carnegie Lecture Hall (Oakland)

The Warhol welcomes back the songwriter, Bill Callahan, to Carnegie Lecture Hall, after appearances in 2009 in The Warhol Theater and the Carnegie Museum of Art’s Sculpture Court. A Drag City Records stalwart, Callahan, who performed for many years under the alias Smog, continues his lyrical songwriting featuring a signature baritone and vivid imagery, which has appealed to a diverse roster of artists who have recorded his songs, such as Gil Scott-Heron, The Flaming Lips and Cat Power. Tickets $18/$15 Members & students; visit or call 412-237-8300

Unseen Treasures from George Eastman House 2013: The Monkey Talks

Friday, October 18, 2013
8 p.m.
American auteur director Raoul Walsh (High Sierra, White Heat) directs this beautiful and surreal fantasy which centers around a circus love triangle between the lovely tightrope walker, played by Olive Borden who is considered to be among the most beautiful actresses of the era; an acrobat who impersonates a talking chimpanzee; and a former suitor who poses as the “animal” trainer. The makeup was done by Jack Pierce, who also created some of the cinema’s most famous monsters including The Wolf Man and Frankenstein’s Monster.

The Warhol Museum continues its partnership with the world-renowned photograph and motion picture archives, George Eastman House, to bring rarely shown silent and early sound masterpieces from its extensive collection exclusively to Pittsburgh. Tickets $10/ FREE for the first 50 Members who register; visit or call 412-237-8300

Sound Series: Jenny Hval, with special guest, The Garment District

Friday, November 1, 2013
8 p.m.

The Warhol welcomes the Norwegian musician and songwriter, Jenny Hval, for her debut in the Museum’s theater. On a tour supporting her latest release Innocence Is Kinky (produced by PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish), Hval, whose multidisciplinary work as a musician, artist and writer, is often described as “provocative” and “transgressive,” will be featured at the Performa Festival in NYC, before appearing at The Warhol. Her 2011 release, Viscera, was hailed by WIRE magazine as “a stunning achievement both conceptually and musically,” a reflection of her range of influences including Einstürzende Neubauten, Patti Smith and Kate Bush. Pittsburgh’s own, The Garment District, featuring Jennifer Baron, formerly of The Ladybug Transistor (who has a forthcoming release on Night-People Records) opens the show.

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

Annual Teacher Open House
Thursday, November 7, 2013
5 p.m.
The Fall Teacher Open House is an annual event featuring special previews of exhibitions, lectures, gallery talks, art making and discussion activities, and classroom resources. Teachers in attendance may receive Act 48 credit hours and information about school partnership opportunities.

Tickets $10; visit or call 412-237-8300 FREE parking in The Warhol lot.

Unseen Treasures from George Eastman House 2013: Special Delivery

Friday, November 8, 2013
8 p.m.
Comedian Eddie Cantor made two silent films before become a star. In this, his second silent, he plays a clumsy mailman who is in love with Madge the waitress and struggling against three rivals, including a policeman, a fireman, and a shady promoter. Although Eddie loses out on a chance to escort Madge to the postal ball, he still attends and impresses when his wild pirouettes win him the grand prize in the Black Bottom dance contest. When he discovers that one of his rivals is con man, he exposes the villians and finally wins Madge’s love. Special Delivery was directed by comedian Fatty Arbuckle, under the pseudonym “William Goodrich,” who was unsuccessfully trying to make a comeback after the sex scandal that ruined his career. The Warhol Museum continues its partnership with the world-renowned photograph and motion picture archives, George Eastman House, to bring rarely shown silent and early sound masterpieces from its extensive collection exclusively to Pittsburgh.

Tickets $10; visit or call 412-237-8300

Sound Series: Future Islands
Friday, November 15, 2013
8 p.m.
The Warhol welcomes the Baltimore trio Future Islands for the first time to its theater. Their darkly romantic lyrics and synth-driven sound, filled with melodic hooks, calls to mind timeless classics such as New Order’s “Ceremony,” The Cure’s “Disintegration” or even David Bowie’s “Heroes”. NPR sums it up with a reference to their unique sound as “texturally interesting as it is rhythmically accessible – music designed for both heads and feet.” The band has twelve releases on Thrill Jockey Records.

Tickets $15/$12 Members & students; visit or call 412-237-8300 FREE parking in The Warhol lot.

In Discussion: The work of Yasumasa Morimura with Eric Shiner, Nicholas Chambers, Cindy Lisica and Charles Exley
Saturday, November 23, 2013
4 p.m.

Co-presented with the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia and the Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh
Join us for a lively discussion around the work of Japanese artist Yasumasa Morimura, with The Warhol’s Director, Eric Shiner, Milton Fine Curator of Art, Nicholas Chambers, Assistant Archivist (and Adjunct Professor of Chinese and Japanese visual culture at the University of Pittsburgh) Cindy Lisica, and Charles Exley, Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature and Film at the University of Pittsburgh. This program is presented in connection with the exhibition, Yasumasa Morimura: Theater of the Self on view October 6, 2013 – January 12, 2014 at The Warhol.

Free with Museum admission/ Members FREE; visit or call 412- 237-8300

Sound Series: Nellie McKay
Thursday, December 12, 2013
8 p.m.
The Warhol welcomes back Verve recording artist, Nellie McKay, for a unique solo performance in The Warhol’s theater. In contrast to her first appearance at The Warhol in 2010 with a full band, McKay returns for an intimate performance on piano and ukulele, spanning a range of her material.
Tickets $20/$18 Members & students; visit or call 412-237-8300 FREE parking in The Warhol lot

Special Holiday Hours
Monday, December 30, 2013
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Warhol Museum will be open on Monday, December 30.


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, 2 -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.

Weekday 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
Weekdays, 12:30 p.m.; Weekends; 12:30 p.m. & 3p.m.
Warhol’s film and video works screened in our theater.

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.