Since 1998, the Museum has been
collaborating with Artist Image Resource (AIR) and a number of area schools,
including the former Schenley High School (Warhol's alma mater) and Pittsburgh's
High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA), on art-making and
art-viewing projects. The focus of these projects is to teach young people all
aspects of the creative process through the lens of Andy Warhol's art and life
and the vision of practicing artists. Artist and School Partnerships are
supported by grants from The Grable Foundation, The Surdna Foundation and The
National Endowment for the Arts.
AIR began in 1995 and is an artist organization
integrating fine art printmaking with education programs exploring the creative
process. AIR provides artists with residency opportunities to work in
collaboration with master printers and is the only facility of its kind in the
tri-state area. AIR education projects create a vital environment where artists
and educators mentor students in an exploration of art, social issues and the
role media plays in our lives.
Pittsburgh's High School for the Creative
and Performing Arts (CAPA)
CAPA is a unique arts magnet
school, one of the first in the nation, where students receive training to
pursue careers in the arts. In 2004 CAPA relocated within walking distance of
The Warhol enhancing collaborative potential. All of the arts programs are
taught by an adjunct faculty of working artists who are committed to providing
students with learning opportunities that offer access to professional artistic
resources outside of school settings.
produced in a school partnersip is often selected by Museum curators to be
exhibited during Youth Invasion.