Adman: Warhol Before Pop

Upcoming Public Programs through September 2, 2018

Pittsburgh—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, Admanprovides 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.

Andy Warhol Museum
LGBTQ+ Youth Prom, photo by Sean Carroll

Programs

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-Upwere 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. This program is presented as part of Art Museum Day 2018.
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

LGBTQ+ Youth Prom is generously supported by the American Eagle Outfitters Foundation and Dr. Ken Cirka.
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.
Free; Registration suggested; Visit warhol.org or call 412-237-8300

Teen Town Hall
Friday, June 1, 2018
6 p.m.
The Warhol theater

Teen Town Hall is an intimate follow up to Youth Invasion 2018: Stay Woke. Hundreds of teens visited the museum for the annual event, and although the youth were energized and empowered, they wanted to know more about getting involved and staying engaged. The event features a panel of youth and adult activists sharing their experiences and advice. Space is limited.
Free; Registration required; 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 and Young Adults: Warhol’s Early Work
Saturday, June 16, 2018
9 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

Andy Warhol Museum
The Magnetic Fields

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

Teacher Workshop: Adman: Warhol Before Pop
Friday, July 20, 2018
10 a.m. – 1 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

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

Andy’s 90th Birthday Party
Saturday, August 4, 2018
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Celebrate the 90th anniversary of Andy Warhol’s birth with family-friendly activities throughout the museum.
Free with museum admission

Half-Pint Prints
Wednesday, August 15, 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, August 25, 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

Sound Series: Waxahatchee, with special guest, Night Shop
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
8 p.m.
The Warhol entrance space

Co-presented with Mr. Smalls Presents and WYEP
The Warhol welcomes Waxahatchee (Katie Crutchfield) on tour supporting her fourth album Out in the Storm, and her second release with Merge Records. The records have received many accolades and has been referred to as Crutchfield’s most self-reflective, raw and intimate record. She describes it herself as “…a very honest record about a time in which I was not honest with myself”. The album was produced by John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth) and is noted for its densely textured, guitar-driven sound. Both Night Shop (Justin Sullivan) and Anna St. Louis open the evening with solo sets.
Please note that this performance is standing room only.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Free parking available in The Warhol lot.
Tickets $18/$15 members and students; visit warhol.org or call 412-237-8300

Dandy Andy: Warhol’s Queer History
Saturday, September 29, 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

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