community programs

John Lyne, Professor of Communication from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center talks about The Warhol Art, Science & Ethics
Program Series, a community program in 2007-2008.

Community Programs enhance and enrich the museum's exhibition and interpretation programs through collaborations with diverse individuals and groups. Programs explore and use the art, life and practice of Andy Warhol and the work of practicing artists as a springboard to: respond to community needs, issues or concerns; examine diverse aspects of contemporary art and culture; develop mutually beneficial collaborations and sustainable relationships, and celebrate creative interests of individuals and groups.


To learn more about our community programs and outreaches click here or contact Leah Morelli or call 412.237.8389     



Andy Warhol, Little Electric Chair, 1965 ©AWF

Electric Chair

The exhibition Andy Warhol's Electric Chairs: Reflecting on Capital Punishment in America presented Warhols Chair series of paintings and prints together with diverse audio and written points of view as a catalyst to generate dialogue around the various sides of the capital punishment debate. Presented in collaboration with Amnesty International USA's Human Rights Education Program and Mid-Atlantic Regional Office (MARO), the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Duquesne University School of Law, The Center for Victims of Violent Crimes, and The Public Conversations Project. The museum gratefully acknowledges these organizations, the Electric Chair community advisory committee, and all the individuals who have given their time to the project. Supported in part by the Animating Democracy Initiative, a project of Americans for the Arts, funded by the Ford Foundation.

Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ten Punching Bags (Last Supper), 1985-1986 © AWF 

Diversity of Voice Labeling Project

Diversity of Voice labeling project engages local and national commentators from diverse communities, backgrounds and expertise from religious leaders to teenagers to comment on specific artworks in the museum's permanent collection. Commentators are asked to reflect on the artwork and write a short point of view giving their own personal take. Points of view are presented alongside the artworks in the museum's galleries.

Read the points of view label for the work, Ten Punching Bags. 


Andy Warhol, Flash-November 22, 1963, 1968, © AWF

Flashbulb Memories and Warhol's Flash

As part of the exhibition November 22, 1963: Image, Memory, Myth we invited community members of diverse voices to reflect on their experiences and knowledge of JFK and his assassination. Visitors were also asked to reflect on other experiences of their time in which they experienced a remarkably vivid and seemingly permanent memory attached to a major public event, otherwise known as a "flashbulb memory".

Community Time Capsule project objects and documentary process

Community Time Capsule Project

The Andy Warhol Museum is currently collaborating with community and immigrant groups to create a collection of virtual Time Capsules that tell both historical and contemporary stories through objects. The project is modeled after Warhol's Time Capsules and process of collecting.