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Andy Warhol Museum: Upcoming Public Programs Thru Early September 2018

Apr 12, 2018
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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. Here's a quick look at everything you can look forward to at this iconic institution between now and September 2018!

EXHIBITIONS

Adman: Warhol Before Pop
April 27 – September 2, 2018

With the backdrop of 1950s New York and its burgeoning advertising industry, Adman: Warhol Before Pop focuses on the formative years of one of the 20th century’s most influential artists. It provides surprising insights into the beginning of Andy Warhol’s career, from his award-winning work as a commercial illustrator through to his first, little-known gallery exhibitions of drawings and artist books. With over 300 objects – from rare drawings and photographs to vintage advertisements, artist books and recreated department store window displays – many on public display for the first time, Adman provides a comprehensive look at Warhol’s first decade in New York.

Children, shoes, album covers, and women’s fashions, dominate this nascent period of commissioned commercial work and artistic projects. But intimate drawings of young men, archival material from a world tour through Europe and southeast Asia, and drawings produced with his mother, present the complexities of Warhol’s personal journey for success at the start of his career. Foremost to the thesis of this exhibition, Adman lays bare the visual and aesthetic foundation, one dependent on a commercial sensibility, that influenced Warhol’s entire artistic career.

This exhibition is a collaboration between The Andy Warhol Museum and Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney and was curated by Nicholas Chambers, senior curator, modern and contemporary international art at Art Gallery NSW. The exhibition at The Warhol is organized by Jessica Beck, The Warhol’s Milton Fine curator of art.

PROGRAMS

Sound Series: Court-circuit
Saturday, April 14, 2018
8 p.m.
The Warhol Theater

Co-presented by the Music on the Edge series of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Music
The highly-regarded French ensemble presents a program featuring David Felder’s Partial (dist)res(s)toration, Philippe Leroux’s Continuo(ns), Christophe Bertrand’s Sanh, and Sean Shepherd’s The birds are nervous, the birds have scattered.

Music on the Edge is generously supported by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Pitt Arts, the Bessie Pearl Snyder Music Legacy Fund, the Alice M. Ditson Foundation, the Amphion Foundation, Inc., The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, and the Opportunity Fund.

Tickets $15/$10 students and seniors in advance, $20/$15 students and seniors at the door; visit warhol.org

Sound Series: Julien Baker
Friday, April 20, 2018
8 p.m.
Carnegie Lecture Hall (Oakland)

The Warhol welcomes Memphis-based singer/songwriter, Julien Baker to the Carnegie Lecture Hall. Her second album, Turn Out the Lights, was released in the fall of 2017 on Matador Records, and has received many accolades, particularly for how directly and boldly it illuminates complex and conflicted issues around drug addiction and growing up gay in a southern Christian family and conservative culture. According to a recent New Yorker review, listening to her music makes you feel like “an interloper, eavesdropping on someone else’s prayers”. Tancred (aka Jess Abbott) opens the evening.

Tickets $20/$15 members & students; visit warhol.org or call 412-237-8300

Virtual Senior Academy: Warhol and the Kennedys
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
1–2 p.m.
virtualsenioracademy.org

The Andy Warhol Museum is offering online courses through the Virtual Senior Academy, a learning center for senior citizens in the Pittsburgh area. Courses will focus on Andy Warhol’s interactions with the extended Kennedy family. Andy Warhol once said “the best family in the world is the Kennedy-Onassis-Bouvier-Beale-Radziwill family.” Participants will learn more about Warhol’s famous portraits of Jackie O, as well as his lesser known Kennedy portraits, and his friendships with Caroline Kennedy, Maria Shriver, and Lee Radziwill. Visit virtualsenioracademy.org, sign up, browse for the courses taught by The Warhol and register.

Free to all VSA participants (registration is free).

Andy Warhol’s Business Art with Anthony E. Grudin, Alex J. Taylor, and Blake Gopnik
Saturday, April 28, 2018
2 p.m.
The Warhol Theater

Co-presented with the Department of History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh

In conjunction with the exhibition Adman: Warhol Before Pop, Anthony E. Grudin, assistant professor of art history at The University of Vermont, reads from his 2017 publication Warhol’s Working Class: Pop Art and Egalitarianism, which explores Andy Warhol’s creative engagement with social class. During the 1960s, Warhol’s work appropriated images, techniques, and technologies that have long been described as generically “American” or “middle class.” Alex J. Taylor, assistant professor and academic curator at University of Pittsburgh, will present new research on Warhol’s now iconic canvases of Campbell’s Soup cans and his engagement in the 1960s with corporations, specifically, America’s burgeoning packaged food industry.

Following the reading, Blake Gopnik, Warhol biographer and New York-based art critic, leads a Q&A focusing on the points of intersection between Grudin’s latest book, research, and the themes of the exhibition Adman: Warhol Before Pop.

Free; Registration is suggested; Visit warhol.org

Dandy Andy: Warhol’s Queer History
Saturday, April 28, 2018
3 p.m.

Join artist educators for Dandy Andy, a monthly tour that focuses on Warhol’s queer history. While his sexuality is frequently suppressed or debated, Warhol was a gay man who had several partners throughout his life. Warhol’s boyfriends, including Edward Wallowitch, John Giorno, and Jed Johnson, were also his colleagues and collaborators, helping to shape and define his career as an artist. This tour traces Warhol’s romantic relationships and queer identity against the backdrop of the historical gay rights movement in the United States. Tours meet on the museum’s seventh floor.

Free with museum admission

Teacher Workshop: Adman: Warhol Before Pop
Friday, May 4, 2018
6 p.m.

Explore Warhol’s formative years in New York’s burgeoning advertising industry of the 1950s in our exhibition Adman: Warhol Before Pop. Examine how Warhol combined drawing with basic printmaking techniques to create a variety of illustrations along a similar theme. Participants will learn how to use Warhol’s early commercial illustration techniques such as rubber stamping, blotted line, and marbleizing in the classroom to teach students about reproduction, repetition, and making multiples.

Tickets $30 (includes museum admission, materials, private tour of exhibition); visit warhol.org

Sound Series: Imarhan
Sunday, May 6, 2018
8 p.m.
The Warhol theater

Co-presented with PANDEMIC

The Warhol welcomes Imarhan from Tamanrasset, Southern Algeria. Imarhan, meaning ‘the ones I care about,’ deftly blend repeating guitar melodies with pan-African rhythms, which draw on the traditional Tuareg music of Southern Sahara, African ballads, and modern pop and rock influences. The band’s debut album, Imarhan, is intent on dismantling the ideas western listeners have about popularized Tuareg music. The band’s lead vocalist and guitarist Iyad Moussa Ben Abderahmane (aka Sadam) also performs with the pioneering Tuareg band Tinariwen (who performed at The Warhol in 2014).

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Free parking available in The Warhol lot. Tickets $20/$15 members and students; visit warhol.org or call 412-237-8300


Sound Series: Margaret Glaspy
Friday, May 11, 2018
8 p.m.
The Warhol theater

Co-presented with WYEP

The Warhol welcomes singer-songwriter and guitarist, Margaret Glaspy, visiting the museum’s intimate theater on a solo tour. Glaspy’s debut record Emotions and Math was released last summer on ATO Records, blending a range of clean pop and jagged rock sensibilities and receiving much critical acclaim, including New York Times' list of best albums, Billboard's 100 best pop songs of the year, and NPR's top 100 songs of the year. She has also recently toured with The Lumineers and Wilco.

Tickets $20/$18 members & students; visit warhol.org or call 412-237-8300

Sound Series: Fleet Foxes with special guest Amen Dunes
Thursday, May 17, 2018
8 p.m.
Benedum Center for the Performing Arts (Downtown)

Co-presented with Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Opus One

The Warhol welcomes Fleet Foxes on a tour supporting their latest record, Crack-Up (Nonesuch Records). It’s the Seattle-based band’s third album, released last summer, after a six-year break since their GRAMMY-nominated record Helplessness Blues (2011). Their self-titled debut in 2008 influenced the indie folk/rock landscape, and garnered much praise and “Best of” list mentions from Rolling Stone and Pitchfork. All songs on Crack-Up were written by Robin Pecknold (guitarist/vocalist) and were co-produced by Pecknold and bandmate and collaborator, Skyler Skjelset. Amen Dunes opens the show.

Tickets $34.50 - $79.50; visit warhol.org

Colorful Horoscopes and Cocktails
Friday, May 18, 2018
6 p.m.
The Warhol entrance space

Co-presented with Journeys of Life

In conjunction with the exhibition Adman: Andy Warhol Before Pop, join us for a coloring party led by artist educators and themed with music, specialty cocktails, and astrology and tarot card readings by Judi Vitale and Angel Lozada, intuitive counselors from Journeys of Life. Sip a cocktail and color shoe, butterfly and cupid drawings just like Warhol did in the 1950s with his friends and fellow artists. Also, enjoy half-price museum admission during Good Fridays and see the special exhibition on the second floor.

Free; Registration is suggested; Visit warhol.org

Half-Pint Prints
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
The Factory

Families work with The Warhol’s artist educators to create silkscreen prints during this drop-in silkscreen printing activity for children ages 1 to 4 years old.

Free with museum admission; Registration is suggested; Visit warhol.org

Dandy Andy: Warhol’s Queer History
Saturday, May 26, 2018
3 p.m.

Join artist educators for Dandy Andy, a monthly tour that focuses on Warhol’s queer history. While his sexuality is frequently suppressed or debated, Warhol was a gay man who had several partners throughout his life. Warhol’s boyfriends, including Edward Wallowitch, John Giorno, and Jed Johnson, were also his colleagues and collaborators, helping to shape and define his career as an artist. This tour traces Warhol’s romantic relationships and queer identity against the backdrop of the historical gay rights movement in the United States. Tours meet on the museum’s seventh floor.

Free with museum admission

LGBTQ+ Youth Prom: Once Upon a Midnight
Sunday, May 27, 2018
6–10 p.m.
The Warhol entrance space

The Warhol hosts its fifth annual LGBTQ+ Youth Prom, one of the only LGBTQ+ Youth Proms in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Prom night is often considered a milestone in the life of a young person. LGBTQ+ Youth Prom is an affirming space where every young person can make memories that last a lifetime. This unique annual event draws hundreds of young people from throughout the region for an evening of radical acceptance, fun, and creativity.

Entry to Prom includes a sit-down dinner, dancing, silkscreen printing, and other activities. Prom is open to youth ages 13-20 years old.

Tickets $5/$10 door; visit warhol.org or call 412-237-8300

Dandy Andy: Warhol’s Queer History
Saturday, June 2, 2018
3 p.m.

In celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, join artist educators for Dandy Andy, a tour that focuses on Warhol’s queer history every Saturday and Sunday in June. While his sexuality is frequently suppressed or debated, Warhol was a gay man who had several partners throughout his life. Warhol’s boyfriends, including Edward Wallowitch, John Giorno, and Jed Johnson, were also his colleagues and collaborators, helping to shape and define his career as an artist. This tour traces Warhol’s romantic relationships and queer identity against the backdrop of the historical gay rights movement in the United States. Tours meet on the museum's seventh floor.

Free with museum admission

Dandy Andy: Warhol’s Queer History
Sunday, June 3, 2018
3 p.m.

In celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, join artist educators for Dandy Andy, a tour that focuses on Warhol’s queer history every Saturday and Sunday in June. While his sexuality is frequently suppressed or debated, Warhol was a gay man who had several partners throughout his life. Warhol’s boyfriends, including Edward Wallowitch, John Giorno, and Jed Johnson, were also his colleagues and collaborators, helping to shape and define his career as an artist. This tour traces Warhol’s romantic relationships and queer identity against the backdrop of the historical gay rights movement in the United States. Tours meet on the museum's seventh floor.

Free with museum admission

Dandy Andy: Warhol’s Queer History
Saturday, June 9, 2018
3 p.m.

In celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, join artist educators for Dandy Andy, a tour that focuses on Warhol’s queer history every Saturday and Sunday in June. While his sexuality is frequently suppressed or debated, Warhol was a gay man who had several partners throughout his life. Warhol’s boyfriends, including Edward Wallowitch, John Giorno, and Jed Johnson, were also his colleagues and collaborators, helping to shape and define his career as an artist. This tour traces Warhol’s romantic relationships and queer identity against the backdrop of the historical gay rights movement in the United States. Tours meet on the museum's seventh floor.

Free with museum admission

Dandy Andy: Warhol’s Queer History
Sunday, June 10, 2018
3 p.m.

In celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, join artist educators for Dandy Andy, a tour that focuses on Warhol’s queer history every Saturday and Sunday in June. While his sexuality is frequently suppressed or debated, Warhol was a gay man who had several partners throughout his life. Warhol’s boyfriends, including Edward Wallowitch, John Giorno, and Jed Johnson, were also his colleagues and collaborators, helping to shape and define his career as an artist. This tour traces Warhol’s romantic relationships and queer identity against the backdrop of the historical gay rights movement in the United States. Tours meet on the museum's seventh floor.

Free with museum admission

Sensory-Friendly Event for Teens & Young Adults: Warhol’s Early Work
Saturday, June 16, 2018
9–10:30 a.m.

This inclusive 90-minute workshop for teens and young adults (ages 13–21) explores Warhol’s early life and work and is a great opportunity to experience the Adman: Warhol Before Pop exhibition. Attendance is limited to 20 people. Materials and an orientation video will be supplied prior to the event and participants will have the chance to discuss any other accommodations needed.

Free; registration is required; visit warhol.org

Dandy Andy: Warhol’s Queer History
Saturday, June 16, 2018
3 p.m.

In celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, join artist educators for Dandy Andy, a tour that focuses on Warhol’s queer history every Saturday and Sunday in June. While his sexuality is frequently suppressed or debated, Warhol was a gay man who had several partners throughout his life. Warhol’s boyfriends, including Edward Wallowitch, John Giorno, and Jed Johnson, were also his colleagues and collaborators, helping to shape and define his career as an artist. This tour traces Warhol’s romantic relationships and queer identity against the backdrop of the historical gay rights movement in the United States. Tours meet on the museum's seventh floor.

Free with museum admission

Dandy Andy: Warhol’s Queer History
Sunday, June 17, 2018
3 p.m.

In celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, join artist educators for Dandy Andy, a tour that focuses on Warhol’s queer history every Saturday and Sunday in June. While his sexuality is frequently suppressed or debated, Warhol was a gay man who had several partners throughout his life. Warhol’s boyfriends, including Edward Wallowitch, John Giorno, and Jed Johnson, were also his colleagues and collaborators, helping to shape and define his career as an artist. This tour traces Warhol’s romantic relationships and queer identity against the backdrop of the historical gay rights movement in the United States. Tours meet on the museum's seventh floor.

Free with museum admission

Sound Series: The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
8 p.m.
Carnegie Music Hall (Oakland)

Co-presented with WYEP

The Warhol is thrilled to welcome back The Magnetic Fields to Pittsburgh, on their three-city limited 50 Song Memoir tour, which chronicles the 50 years of songwriter Stephin Merritt's life with one song per year. The show is performed over two nights (songs 1–25 on night one, songs 26–50 on night two). The band is led by Stephin Merritt, who is widely considered one of the most talented songwriters of this 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.

Tickets $40/$35 members one night, $70/$60 members both nights; visit warhol.org or call 412-237-8300

Dandy Andy: Warhol’s Queer History
Saturday, June 23, 2018
3 p.m.

In celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, join artist educators for Dandy Andy, a tour that focuses on Warhol’s queer history every Saturday and Sunday in June. While his sexuality is frequently suppressed or debated, Warhol was a gay man who had several partners throughout his life. Warhol’s boyfriends, including Edward Wallowitch, John Giorno, and Jed Johnson, were also his colleagues and collaborators, helping to shape and define his career as an artist. This tour traces Warhol’s romantic relationships and queer identity against the backdrop of the historical gay rights movement in the United States. Tours meet on the museum's seventh floor.

Free with museum admission

Dandy Andy: Warhol’s Queer History
Sunday, June 24, 2018
3 p.m.

In celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, join artist educators for Dandy Andy, a tour that focuses on Warhol’s queer history every Saturday and Sunday in June. While his sexuality is frequently suppressed or debated, Warhol was a gay man who had several partners throughout his life. Warhol’s boyfriends, including Edward Wallowitch, John Giorno, and Jed Johnson, were also his colleagues and collaborators, helping to shape and define his career as an artist. This tour traces Warhol’s romantic relationships and queer identity against the backdrop of the historical gay rights movement in the United States. Tours meet on the museum's seventh floor.

Free with museum admission

Dandy Andy: Warhol’s Queer History
Saturday, June 30, 2018
3 p.m.

In celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, join artist educators for Dandy Andy, a tour that focuses on Warhol’s queer history every Saturday and Sunday in June. While his sexuality is frequently suppressed or debated, Warhol was a gay man who had several partners throughout his life. Warhol’s boyfriends, including Edward Wallowitch, John Giorno, and Jed Johnson, were also his colleagues and collaborators, helping to shape and define his career as an artist. This tour traces Warhol’s romantic relationships and queer identity against the backdrop of the historical gay rights movement in the United States. Tours meet on the museum's seventh floor.

Free with museum admission

Window Dressing: An Evening of Fashion from the Eons Archives
Friday, July 13, 2018
7 p.m.
The Warhol entrance space

In conjunction with the exhibition Adman: Warhol Before Pop, The Warhol hosts a night of cocktails, music, and 1950s fashion, carefully curated by Richard Parsakian, the owner of Eons Fashion Antique. Live models showcasing items from Parsakian’s archive will bring to life works from Adman.

The cash bar will feature Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC) crafted drinks inspired by Andy Warhol’s mother, Julia Warhola. Fifties cocktail attire is encouraged.

Free; Registration is suggested; Visit warhol.org

Dandy Andy: Warhol’s Queer History
Saturday, July 28, 2018
3 p.m.
Join artist educators for Dandy Andy, a monthly tour that focuses on Warhol’s queer history. While his sexuality is frequently suppressed or debated, Warhol was a gay man who had several partners throughout his life. Warhol’s boyfriends, including Edward Wallowitch, John Giorno, and Jed Johnson, were also his colleagues and collaborators, helping to shape and define his career as an artist. This tour traces Warhol’s romantic relationships and queer identity against the backdrop of the historical gay rights movement in the United States. Tours meet on the museum’s seventh floor.

Free with museum admission

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. Additional information about The Warhol is available at warhol.org.

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.

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.

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