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, December 19, 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.

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.

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.


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

Sound Series: h2 Saxophone Quartet Saturday, January 11, 2014
8 p.m.
Warhol theater

Co-presented with the Music on the Edge series of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Music
The award-winning h2 quartet has been wowing audiences since 2002. This all saxophone ensemble has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, in venues including Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, Canker dom in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and Times Center in New York City. The group has released two critically-acclaimed recordings on Blue Griffin.

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

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

Collection Rehang Preview – MEMBERS ONLY Tour
Saturday, January 18, 2014
2 p.m.
The Milton Fine Curator of Art, Nicolas Chambers will discuss the upcoming rehang of The Warhol’s collection to Carnegie Museum members.

Tickets FREE for Members; visit or call 412-237-8300


Sound Series: Meeting of Important People, with special guests, The Nox Boys

Saturday, January 18, 2014
8 p.m.
Warhol entrance space

The Warhol welcomes back Pittsburgh’s Meeting of Important People as the first performance in the museum’s recently renovated entrance space. This Pittsburgh trio has shared the stage with artists such as Ok Go, The Secret Machines, and Dean & Britta. In 2011 their recordings were re-pressed onto vinyl for release by legendary Pittsburgh garage label Get Hip, and several of their songs can be heard on TV shows such as The Real World and The Ghost Whisperer. The Nox Boys, a young, local garage rock band, will open the show as their vinyl record release on Get Hip. Please note that this performance is standing room only.

Tickets $10/$8 Members & students; visit or call 412-237-8300 FREE parking in The Warhol lot

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 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

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

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


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.