year of the family

Photo: Abby Warhola

Family-Friendly Programming in 2015

Throughout 2015, The Warhol presents the Year of the Family. We’re offering even more family-friendly activities, programming, and exhibitions than ever before.

The museum knows that many young people are moving into Pittsburgh along with their children, creating a period of growth for the city. These families represent a growth audience for the museum, and we know from experience that children love Warhol’s work. The museum’s seven floors of art are ready for all to explore!

Exhibition

Andy’s Toybox
July 11–February 15, 2015
 

Andy’s Toybox is a playful installation of the artist’s paintings, prints, and photographs from the late 1970s and 1980s, inspired by a series of paintings the artist created for children in 1983 for art dealer Bruno Bischofberger’s Zurich, Switzerland, gallery. Warhol made a group of small-scale works of monkeys, parrots, dogs, circus clowns, and fish, and the works were installed at child-height against a background of Warhol-designed Fish wallpaper.

The present exhibition includes is a reinstallation of the Toy paintings and wallpaper from the original installation in Zurich, as well as the artist’s collection of vintage wind-up mechanical toys used as source material for the paintings.

In this interactive exhibition for children of all ages, visitors are able to dress-up and pose for photographs, build their own castles, race toy cars, and play with toys from the museum’s own toy box.

Selected works in Andy's Toybox include:

clockwork-panda-drummerAndy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)
Clockwork Panda Drummer, 1983
acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen
14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm.)
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
1998.1.288
space-shipAndy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)
Space Ship, 1983
acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen
11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm.)
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
1998.1.289
monkeyAndy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)
Monkey, 1983
acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen
10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm.)
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
1998.1.295
truckAndy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)
Truck, 1985
screen print on Lenox Museum Board
39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in. (100 x 100 cm.)
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
1998.1.2490.1
annieAndy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)
Cowboys and Indians: Annie Oakley, 1986
screen print on Lenox Museum Board
36 x 36 in. (91.4 x 91.4 cm.)
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
1998.1.2493.2
furry-monkeyWind-up Toy (Furry Monkey), 1940s-1950s
with original box and instructions; source for Warhol's 'Toys' series
Unknown Manufacturer / Made in U.S.S.R.
linoleum print on cardboard box, enameled cast metal toy with synthetic fur, and printed ink on paper instructions
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
1998.3.11069.1-1998.3.11069.3

Special Events

December 5, 2015, 10am
Half-Pint Prints is a silkscreen printing activity for families with children ages 1 to 4 years old.

Saturdays, May 16, August 22, and November 14, 10am
DJ KellyMom’s KID CITY dance parties turn the museum’s entrance space into a dance floor, featuring indie tunes by artists like DEVO, The Velvet Underground, The Cars, The Smiths, Blondie, and more.

June 8 through July 31, 9am
For the first time, the museum is offering Summer Camps for children ages 8–10.

Performances

Saturday, August 8, 2pm
Pittsburgh-based musical comedy duo Josh & Gab—best known for its award-winning anti-bullying school programs—provide a high-energy mix of original pop songs, interactive stand-up comedy, and family-friendly theater.

Saturday, July 11, 12pm
The museum and Elks Allegheny Lodge #339 present a youth music concert featuring Rox Performance Academy and the Pittsburgh Banjo Club.

Saturday, August 15, 2 and 7pm
The ensemble Anime’BOP! performs a series of short compositions accompanied by dancers and inspired by Warhol images and quotes projected behind the performers on stage.

Activities

Tuesday through Friday, 1:30 – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5pm

Visitors to our underground studio The Factory are encouraged to try out some of Warhol’s signature art-making techniques like blotted line drawing, acetate collage, and silkscreen printing.

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