Pittsburgh

United States



Address:
117 Sandusky Street
Pennsylvania
15212-5890
Phone: 412.237.8300
Fax: 412.237.8340
Website: http://www.warhol.org

Andy Warhol Museum

The Andy Warhol Museum is a vital forum in which diverse audiences of artists, scholars and the general public are galvanized through creative interaction with the art and life of Andy Warhol. The Warhol is ever-changing and constantly re-defining itself in relation to contemporary life, using its unique collections and dynamic, interactive programming as tools.

Located on the North Shore of Pittsburgh, The Warhol is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and is a collaborative project of the Carnegie Institute, Dia Center for the Arts, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Opened in 1994, the Museum features extensive permanent collections of art and archives on one of the most influential American artists of the twentieth century. It is also a primary resource for anyone seeking insights into contemporary art and popular culture.


 Permanent Collection Highlights (10)

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Permanent Collection

Over the course of his career, Andy Warhol transformed contemporary art. Employing mass-production techniques to create works, Warhol challenged preconceived notions about the nature of art and erased traditional distinctions between fine art and popular culture. The Andy Warhol Museum's permanent collection is comprised of more than 12,000 works of art by Warhol including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, film, videotapes, and an extensive archives that consists of ephemera, records, source material for works of art, and other documents of the artist's life. Together, the art and archives make The Andy Warhol Museum the most comprehensive single-artist museum in the world.

The Museum preserves, exhibits, and interprets the collection, as well as providing the public with access to its unprecedented resources. The collection is not only a resource for research and study, but a basis for creative inspiration, representing a link between the past and the future, culture and the artistic process.

The Andy Warhol Museum currently has a collection of 273 preserved Warhol films, including the newly restored Outer and Inner Space, Hedy, and 228 four-minute Screen Tests. The museum also holds the entire Andy Warhol Video Collection.

The art collection of The Andy Warhol Museum includes over 8,000 works in all media-paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, and installation. The collection provides an in-depth view of every period of the artist's creative life, from the 1940s through the 1980s

The Archives of The Andy Warhol Museum is maintained for the general public and scholars and is the primary resource on the artist and the period d...+ [ Read all ]


Exhibitions

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race
Through March 18, 2007
This exhibition explores the Holocaust’s roots in then-contemporary scientific and pseudo-scientific theory. The eugenics theory sprang from turn-of-the-century scientific beliefs asserting that Charles Darwin’s theories of the “survival of the fittest” could be applied to humans, and that the “inferior” should be eliminated from the population. Supporters believed that through careful controls on marriage and reproduction, a nation’s genetic health could be improved. Deadly Medicine includes 40 archival sources from around the world and is the first U.S. exhibition to represent a history of the Nazi biological state. More than 50 artifacts, 200 photographs and photographic reproductions as well as survivor testimony are included in the exhibition.

Beginning Saturday January 6, 2007, we'll be open every Saturday for Kosher Saturdays, until 9 p.m. through March 17, 2007.

Docent-led tours every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

This exhibition is organized by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC, and curated by its Curator of Special Exhibitions, Susan Bachrach.

Deadly Medicine is sponsored in part by The Samberg Family Foundation, the Dorot Foundation, the Viterbi Family Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation, and the Rosenbluth Family-Al, Sylvia, Bill, and Jerry. Additional support was provided by the Takiff Family Foundation and the David Berg Foundation.

This presentation of the exhibition is a collaboration between The Andy Warhol Museum and the Holocaust Center of the United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh.

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Exhibitions (3)

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Cost

Adults -- $12
Senior citizens (55+) -- $9
Students with valid ID -- $8
Children (children 3 - 18) -- $8
Members of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh - Free
Fridays -- 5:00pm - 10:00pm Half-Price as part of the special Good Fridays program.


Opening hours

Sunday -- 10:00am - 5:00pm
Monday -- Closed
Tuesday -- 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday -- 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday -- 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday -- 10:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday -- 10:00am - 5:00pm






Museum internal and external photos (3)

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News and events

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race
Through March 18, 2007
FORUM EVENING - March 1, 5 - 10 p.m.
Art, Science, Ethics & the Pursuit of Perfection

In addition to the Sunday Perspectives series on Deadly Medicine described below, The Warhol and the University of Pittsburgh will co-present a Forum Evening on March 1 from 5 to 10 p.m. The event will feature:

Slide Talk & Discussion - 8 p.m.:
A slide talk and discussion with W.P. Andrew Lee, M.D., Professor of Surgery and Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Gallery Talks:
A series of 15-20 minute talks starting at 6 p.m., on various aspects of the exhibition & the intersections of art, science & ethics and the sometimes dangerous pursuit of perfection:


• The Cultural Authority of Medicine-for Good and Ill: David Barnard, Professor, Department of Medicine, Director, Institute to Enhance Palliative Care, Director, Palliative Care Education, Center for Bioethics & Health Law.
• Preventing Disease, Individualizing Medicine, Perfecting People: Eu/genic Medicine in the 21st Century: Lisa Parker, Associate Professor of Human Genetics, Graduate School of Public Health & Director, Graduate Education, Center for Bioethics & Health Law.
• Better Than Well: Mental and Physical Health and The Moving Target of Perfection: John Lyne, Professor of Communication
• Death in America: Art and Life: Terry Smith, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History & Theory
To complement the forum:
Open studio and a hands-on exploration: Explore the intersections of art and science in the studio and galleries.

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Education

Through a lifetime of creative work encompassing paintings, films, drawings, music production, sculpture and commercial work, Andy Warhol maintained a relevant and vital link to the emerging present. The Education Department of The Andy Warhol Museum takes this relevancy and vitality as its touchstone, embracing the creative play, experimentation, collaboration, and documentation that characterized Warhol's art and life as we strive to play a vital role in the life of the local Pittsburgh community and beyond.
Education programs and staff serve as catalysts in making connections between visitors of all ages and the art, ideas and resources of The Andy Warhol Museum. All programs are led by Artist/Educators as part of a core educational strategy that focuses on working with practicing artists as educators and collaborators in all aspects of program creation and implementation. Programs and interpretive strategies aim to spark inquiry and support and celebrate the creative interests of the individual and communities.


Groups

Create a one-of-a-kind experience for your group of 10 or more at The Andy Warhol Museum. One-hour general tours of the Museum are available with focused discussions on specific works and/or themes customized to your group's interest. Tours are led by Artist/Educators - diverse working artsits who bring their own practice, innovative ideas and experience to the interpretation of Warhol's art. The fee for an Artist/Educator is $50.
Group Rates:
Adults: $11
Seniors (55+): $7
Children (Ages 3-18 ): $7
Students (with valid ID): $7

Free bus parking available nearby

Complimentary admission for non-school group leader/escort

The Warhol Café available for lunch, refreshments and light fare (For larger groups, we can recommend group-friendly restaurant options nearby)

Enhance or combine your tour with other Pittsburgh cultural attractions such as the Carnegie Science Center, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Natural History and others. We will help you plan your itinerary. Call 412.237.8347 or email Jason Fate at fatej@warhol.org for more information or to schedule your group.


Children

Youth Programs at The Warhol focus on working with small groups of young people to foster leadership with creative skills and to offer relevant programming to a teen audience. Warhol's work provides a unique and engaging model for youth that maintains a relevant link to the emerging present. Young people continue to be interested in and influenced by the unique scene he created, his experimentation with diverse media and disciplines, and his manipulations of pop culture - all vital models of creativity.