Press Release Upcoming Public Programs at The Andy Warhol Museum

A screen printed portrait of a woman with thick black hair, red lips, and blue eyeshadow on a blue background.

Deborah Kass, Blue Deb, 2000.

For immediate release

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


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 the 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

Jeremy Kost is a tireless chronicler of gender, sexuality, and nightlife. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, he now lives and works in New York City, though he regularly travels the world to capture his images, whether they’re of toned male models in the Californian desert or vibrant drag queens strutting through Pittsburgh. Strongly influenced by Warhol, both in his choice of subjects and technique, Kost extends the creative potential of one of Warhol’s favorite tools – the Polaroid camera. In Kost’s work, Polaroid images not only form the basis of silkscreen paintings but are elevated to the status of fine art in complex, multilayered photo- collages.

In May 2012 The Warhol partnered with Hugo Boss to present a solo exhibition of Kost’s work in New York City, Of an Instance. Friends with Benefits, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition, builds upon the New York show by focusing on a group of works that depict an intimate family of renowned Pittsburgh-based drag performers. It features new work produced especially for the exhibition, including a monumental photo-collage executed on the site of Andy Warhol’s grave.

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years

February 2 – April 28, 2013

For decades, critics have observed that Andy Warhol exerted an enormous impact on contemporary art, but no exhibition has yet explored the full nature or extent of that influence. Through approximately forty-five works by Warhol alongside one hundred works by some sixty other artists, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years juxtaposes prime examples of Warhol’s paintings, sculpture, and films with those by other artists who in key ways reinterpret, respond, or react to his groundbreaking work. What emerges is a fascinating dialogue between works of art and artists across generations.

Organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art with major loans from the collection of The Andy Warhol Museum, Regarding Warhol will be installed throughout the museum and reveal Warhol’s extraordinary impact on contemporary art production.


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.

Steelers Tailgate Party
Sunday, October 28, 2012
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Rosa Villa Lot
Co-presented with The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Kickoff the Pittsburgh Steelers game with a tailgate party at The Warhol’s Rosa Villa Lot, located adjacent to the museum on the corner of General Robinson Street and Sandusky Street. Activities include silkscreen printing, creating LED glowing stickers, and more! This event is co-presented with The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

Education: 2012 Teacher Open House
Thursday, November 1, 2012
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 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
Email or call 412.237.8365 to pre-register.
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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.

Book Signing + Reception for Lance Out Loud with author Pat Loud and editor Christopher Makos
Friday, November 9, 2012
7 p.m.

The Warhol welcomes author Pat Loud (Lance Loud’s mother) and editor Christopher Makos for a special evening to celebrate the release of their new book about Lance Loud, one of America’s first gay icons and reality TV stars. Lance became the most recognized member of the Loud family from the groundbreaking PBS documentary program, An American Family, launched in 1973, when he revealed on national television that he was gay. The evening will begin with a rare screening of one of the series episodes where Lance moves to New York City and meets Andy Warhol. A brief talk about the book, TV series, and Lance’s relationship with Warhol will follow. The evening will conclude with a book signing.
Tickets $10/$5 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.

Steelers Tailgate Party
Sunday, December 9, 2012
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Rosa Villa Lot
Co-presented with The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Kickoff the Pittsburgh Steelers game with a tailgate party at The Warhol’s Rosa Villa Lot, located adjacent to the museum on the corner of General Robinson Street and Sandusky Street. Activities include silkscreen printing, creating LED glowing stickers, and more! This event is co-presented with The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

Fit to Print: Fox Movietone Newsreels (1928 – 1942) with Curator Greg Wilsbacher
Friday, December 14, 2012
8 p.m.

Greg Wilsbacher, curator of the Newsfilm Collections at the University of South Carolina – Columbia, will visit The Warhol to introduce an eclectic program of 35mm Fox Movietone newsreels from headlines past. The Fox Movietone News Collection at USC provides one of the most detailed snapshots of American and global culture in the decades before television. Consisting of over 2,000 hours of content, much of which are original camera negative outtakes, the Collection records deeds great and small, serious and silly. “Fit to Print” brings an hour of these early sound news stories to Pittsburgh for the first time to be screened in glorious 35mm. All films are 35mm, black and white, sound. The Fox Movietone News Collection comprises just a portion of Moving Image Research Collections (known by all its friends as MIRC). MIRC holds over 6,000 hours of archival film and video.

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

Special Holiday Hours at The Warhol
Monday, December 31, 2011
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Warhol Museum will be open on Monday, December 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.

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.