Press Release Upcoming Public Programs at The Andy Warhol Museum

A piece of promotional artwork for Sao Paulo Underground featuring three men's bearded faces overlaid on a washed out image of city buildings

São Paulo Underground, performing as part of the Sound Series on September 21, 2012, photo Damon Locks

For immediate release

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Factory Direct: Pittsburgh

June 24 – September 9, 2012

Factory Direct: Pittsburgh showcases the artwork of 14 established contemporary artists invited to conduct artist residencies in Pittsburgh-based factories. Factory Direct artists will work closely with the management teams and factory workers within their host facilities to plan and execute a new work of art based on the factory’s history, technologies, materials, and/or processes. Factory Direct: Pittsburgh artists are Chakaia Booker, Dee Briggs, Thorsten Brinkmann, Jeanette Doyle, Todd Eberle, Fabrizio Gerbino, Ann Hamilton, William Earl Kofmehl, Ryan McGinness, Mark Neville, Sarah Oppenheimer, Edgar Orlaineta, ORLAN, and Tomoko Sawada. Participating factories include Ansaldo, Bayer, Body Media, Construction Junction, Forms and Surfaces, Robotics Institute, and TAKTL.

This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of: The Heinz Endowments
The Fine Foundation
Schneider Downs

Culture Ireland

Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e. V.

The Japan Foundation

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Donald Moffett: The Extravagant Vein

June 23 – September 9, 2012

Donald Moffett: The Extravagant Vein, is the first comprehensive survey of Donald Moffett’s investigations into art history, paint, and form, provides the breadth and range of the artist’s practice over the past 20 years. As a painter, Moffett extends the traditional two-dimensional frame, converting the ordinariness of the flat plane into highly textured relief works. These signature oil paintings are illuminated by incorporating video projections onto the canvas. The subject matter of his paintings range from landscape and nature to politics and history. Moffett uses his power as an artist to critique the world at large. As a founding member of Gran Fury, the artistic arm of the activist group ACT UP, Moffett has remained engaged with issues surrounding the presence of gays in historical and contemporary culture. Moffett also incorporates sound and light in his work, sometimes as stand alone projects and at other times in conjunction with his paintings.

Donald Moffett: The Extravagant Vein is organized by Senior Curator Valerie Cassel Oliver of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. The exhibition has been made possible by a generous grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. A catalog accompanies the exhibition and is available at The Warhol Store.

Sponsored by: PPG Industries Foundation

Warhol Headlines

October 14, 2012 – January 6, 2013

Warhol: Headlines defines and brings together works that the artist based largely on headlines from the tabloid news. Warhol had a lifelong obsession with the sensational side of contemporary news media, and examples of his source materials for the works of art are presented for comparison, revealing Warhol’s role as both editor and author. The rich headline motif is traced through 80 works representing the full range of its treatment in Warhol’s practice—from paintings, drawings, prints, photography, and sculpture to film, video, and television. A major, yet previously unexplored theme that ran through Warhol’s entire career, the headline encompasses many of his key subjects, including celebrity, death, disaster, and current events. Andy Warhol (1928–1987) is among the foremost American artists of the last century. Alongside Pablo Picasso, he is also considered one of the most important 20th-century artists in the world. Wherever one places him, Warhol’s influence is indisputable. His visual vocabulary has become a part of the vernacular from which it originally derived. Even his purported 1968 statement “in the future everybody will be world-famous for 15 minutes” has become as ubiquitous as the 24-hour news cycle.

This exhibition has been made possible through the generous support of the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation and Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

Deborah Kass: Before and Happily Ever After

October 27, 2012 – January 6, 2013

Deborah Kass: Before and Happily Ever After is a major mid-career retrospective of paintings, photographs and sculpture by New York artist Deborah Kass. The exhibition, featuring approximately 75 works, showcases Kass’ achievements over the course of her three-decade career. After a successful decade of showing landscapes and abstract paintings during the 1980s, Kass startled the art world by appropriating the work of Andy Warhol. Beginning in 1992, Kass presented this grouping of Warhol’s well-known celebrity paintings for a contingent of her own heroes, among them Gertrude Stein, Sandy Koufax, and Barbra Streisand (the subject of The Jewish Jackie series). Kass’ Warholesque paintings of Streisand in Yeshiva drag from the film Yentl, titled My Elvis, are an example of the artist’s genre-and gender-bending sensibility. This retrospective features Kass’ early landscapes, as well as her geometric abstractions. The Art History Paintings series presents playful quips on iconic artworks and pop culture. The exhibition concludes with the recent series, feel good paintings for feel bad times. Using nostalgia in a new way, these works incorporate lyrics borrowed from The Great American Songbook and some of the greatest hits of post war American painting. They address history, power, gender and ethnicity, which have been themes of her work for over 20 years.

Deborah Kass: Before and Happily Ever After is made possible through the generous support of PNC Financial Services.


Jeremy Kost: Friends with Benefits

December 2, 2012 – January 27, 2013

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years

February 2 – April 28, 2013



Unseen Treasures from George Eastman House 2012: Lonesome (1928)
Friday, September 14, 2012
8 p.m.
From Hollywood’s golden age, Lonesome tells the story of a factory worker and a switchboard operator who fall in love then lose each other during the Fourth of July weekend in New York City. Director Paul Fejös energetically uses a host of cinematic devices including color tinting, superimposition effects, experimental editing, and a roving camera (plus three dialogue scenes, added to satisfy the new craze for talkies) to evoke a hot summer in a crowded city. Starring Barbara Kent, Glenn Tryon, Fay Holderness, and Andy Devine. 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: São Paulo Underground
Friday, September 21, 2012
8 p.m.
Co-presented with WYEP 91.3 Presents
Join us for a unique evening of new jazz and Brazilian tropicalia sounds with São Paulo Underground, featuring forward-thinking cornetist and composer Rob Mazurek (of Exploding Star Orchestra and Chicago Underground) along with his Brazilian collaborators, Guilherme Granado (keyboards, electronics), Mauricio Takara (drums, percussion, cavaquinho, electronics) and Richard Ribeiro (drums). Mazurek, who has collaborated with a varied roster of musicians and bands including Jim O’Rourke, Bill Dixon, Pharoah Sanders and Stereolab, returns to The Warhol, from his appearance last fall with his trio Starlicker. Come early to hear a DJ set by Pete Spynda (PANDEMIC) at 7 p.m.

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

OUT OF THE BOX: Time Capsule opening with Time Capsules Cataloguers

Friday, September 28, 2012
7 p.m.
Join Time Capsules cataloguers Erin Byrne, Marie Elia and Elaina Vitale in the Warhol theater as they take the first look inside one of Warhol’s unopened boxes! Andy 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.

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

Sound Series: Julia Holter, with special guest, The Garment District
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
8 p.m.
Co-Presented with VIA Music & New Media Festival Festival 2012 and WYEP 91.3 Presents

The Warhol is pleased to partner with the VIA Music & New Media Festival to present the Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist Julia Holter in the Museum’s intimate theater. Holter’s lush compositions and overall ambient aesthetic blurs the boundaries between, and falls evenly within, the broad categories of indie music, modern composition, and electronic music. Her first full length album was 2011’s “Tragedy” (Leaving Records), inspired by Euripides’ play Hippolytus, followed by Ekstasis, released March 2012 on RVNG Intl. The Garment District, the new project of multi-instrumentalist Jennifer Baron, formerly of Brooklyn’s The Ladybug Transistor, opens the show. Jennifer recently released the album, Melody Elder, on Iowa City-based Night-People. Her new 7″, being released in September on the French label, La Station Radar, will feature a remix of her song “Nature-

Nurture” done by legendary British musician/producer Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3, Spectrum, EAR).
Free Parking in The Warhol lot.
Tickets $15/$12 Members; visit or call 412-237-8300.

Sound Series: Zammuto, with special guest, Lymbyc Systym

Thursday, October 11, 2012
8 p.m.
Co-presented with WYEP 91.3 Presents

The Warhol welcomes the original and intricate compositions of Zammuto, which marks the third visit to the museum’s stage by Nick Zammuto, formerly of the experimental, electro-acoustic, sound collage duo, The Books. After making four albums with cellist Paul de Jong as The Books, Zammuto is a departure, expanding to a quartet which includes a churning yet precise and calculated rhythm section and prominent vocals with a myriad of ethereal effects. Lymbyc Systym, an instrumental duo of comprised of brothers Jared and Michael Bell, open the show.

Free Parking in The Warhol lot.
Tickets $15/$12 Members; visit or call 412-237-8300.

Unseen Treasures from George Eastman House 2012: Stage Struck (1925)

Friday, October 12, 2012
8 p.m.
Stage Struck, directed by Allan Dwan and starring Gloria Swanson, Lawrence Gray, and Gertrude Astor, was partially shot in nearby New Martinsville, West Virginia, where Swanson plays a small-town waitress determined to keep the interest of her boyfriend Gray by becoming a real actress. With her huge eyes, seductive smile, and unparalleled ambition, Swanson defined the word “star” for generations of fans. She doesn’t disappoint – from the opening two-strip Technicolor sequence parodying Salome to the wild boxing match finale, the star shines in this charming comedy which features all of her trademark trappings including elaborate dream sequences, elegant sets, and of course, the famous Swanson wardrobe. 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.

Deborah Kass: Discussion with the Artist
Friday, October 26, 2012
2 p.m.
Discussion with artist Deborah Kass, David Carrier, former professor of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University, and Eric Shiner, director of The Warhol Museum. Free with Museum admission; visit or call 412-237-8300.

Unseen Treasures from George Eastman House 2012: Beggars of Life (1928)

Friday, November 2, 2012
8 p.m.
Louise Brooks’ penetrating charisma and transcendent naturalness made her an icon of 1920s silent cinema. In director William Wellman’s early Depression-era portrait of transient life, she gave one of her absolute strongest performances during her brief stint in the Hollywood, playing a girl who must go on the run after killing her abusive stepfather in self-defense. Fleeing, she meets the handsome drifter Richard Arlen and the two hit the road, one step ahead of the law and soon encounter Oklahoma Red (Wallace Beery), a tough, high-spirited hobo. Together they ride the rails, with Brooks dressed as a boy, through a hobo underworld where danger is always close at hand. This empathetic, darkly realistic drama is loaded with stunning visuals and is one of the great late silent-era features. 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: 13 Most Beautiful Dean and Britta Thursday, November 8, 2012
8 p.m.
Carnegie Lecture Hall

Co-presented with WYEP 91.3 Presents

The Warhol is genuinely proud to present the 75th performance celebration of 13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests, marking it’s return to Pittsburgh after premiering at the Byham Theater in October 2008. The project, which features a selection of Warhol’s four-minute silent film portraits with commissioned soundtracks by Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips, (formerly of Luna & Galaxie 500), was jointly commissioned by The Warhol and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for the 2008 Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts. Taking the form of a multi-media concert, the project has been consistently touring internationally since January ’09 and continues to except offers into 2014. Some tour highlights have included the Allen Room at Lincoln Center, the Los Angeles Film Festival, Sydney Opera House and Teatro Versace in Milan.

Free Parking in The Warhol lot.
Tickets $20/$15 CMP & WYEP Members; visit or call 412-237- 8300.

Sound Series: The Magnetic Fields
Friday, November 16, 2012
8 p.m.
Carnegie Lecture Hall (Oakland)
Co-presented with WYEP 91.3 Presents
The Warhol is thrilled to welcome The Magnetic Fields back to Pittsburgh after their last appearance in 2002, the same year their side project, Future Bible Heroes, performed in the Museum’s intimate theater. The band is led by Stephin Merritt, considered one of the most talented songwriter’s of his generation. Beyond writing and recording numerous albums, Merritt has also written songs for the books of Lemony Snicket, composed music for stage adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline, and was the subject of the feature documentary Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields. The band is on tour supporting their tenth album, Love at the Bottom of the Sea, which marks the return to Merge Records, which released their break-out three CD collection 69 Love Songs, after three releases on Nonesuch. Emma Straub, author of Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures and Other People We Married, opens the show with a solo reading.

Tickets $30/$25 Members; visit or call 412-237-8300.

Naughty-or-Nice Holiday Bash Featuring Sharon Needles

Saturday, December 1, 2012
7 p.m.

You better watch out…You better not cry…You better not pout…
Holiday Parties. What a drag.
Join us as we ring in the holiday season with what’s sure to be the most talked about party of the season with hostess Sharon Needles, winner of this year’s season four of RuPaul’s Drag Race. The Naughty-or-Nice Holiday Bash features music by Tracksploitation.
While you are here, be sure to check out our latest special exhibition Jeremy Kost: Friends with Benefits.
The celebration includes hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets.
Get your tickets now before the price increases or worse – they sell out!
Tickets $75 through September 30; $99 October 1 and after. 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, 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
Weekdays, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
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.

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