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Community

We strive to be a vital resource for the greater Pittsburgh community through a diverse network of programs and partnerships.

Pop Art took the inside and put it outside, took the outside and put it inside.

Andy Warhol, Popism, 1980

Outreach Programs

Two young girls create collages with colorful paper

Bring The Warhol to your classroom, organization, or event. Artist educators present hands-on workshops in a variety of off-site settings, introducing a range of artmaking techniques to participants of all ages and abilities. Workshops are tailored to meet each group’s specific interests and needs and can be adapted to a range of environments. For questions or to schedule an outreach, please contact outreach@warhol.org.

Community Partnerships

The Warhol partners extensively with a range of nonprofit and community-based organizations to extend enriching art education experiences beyond the museum’s walls.

The Warhol works with the Homeless Children’s Education Fund to offer hands-on programs for children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness. Artist educators introduce silkscreen printing and other techniques for creative expression in shelters and transitional housing facilities throughout Allegheny County.

Through a partnership with Highmark Caring Place, The Warhol offers therapeutic portraiture workshops for families affected by loss. Caring Place is a center for grieving children, youth, and their families. Warhol lost his own father, Andrej, at the age of thirteen, and his story and artistic process offer inspiring and healing creative experiences for young people grappling with loss.

The Warhol partners with Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs) and local nonprofit organizations that provide support and foster community among LGBTQ+ youth throughout Pittsburgh.

Artists in Schools

Since 1998, the Artists in Schools partnership program has reached thousands of students in area schools, including Obama Academy for International Studies (formerly Schenley High School and Warhol’s alma mater), Pittsburgh’s High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA), Pittsburgh Westinghouse, Wesley Spectrum, Morrow Elementary, and Pittsburgh Perry. These outreach projects focus on teaching young people all aspects of the creative process through the lens of Warhol’s art and life and the vision of practicing artists. Artists in Schools in generously supported by The Grable Foundation.

Youth Open Studio

A studio full of young people working on various phases of the printing process. A young woman types on a laptop, a woman arranges papers in a scanner, and several teens are gathered around counters and tables in the room talking.

Photo by Sean Carroll

Youth Open Studio is a weekly drop-in printmaking workshop for young people of all experience levels. Learn photographic silkscreen printing for the first time, or improve your skills and make your own projects to keep. This free program is presented in collaboration with Artists Image Resource (AIR), an artist-run printmaking facility on Pittsburgh’s historic North Side. Youth Open Studio at AIR is open each Wednesday during the school year from 4–8 p.m., for teens ages 13–18.

Virtual Senior Academy

We offer courses through Virtual Senior Academy, an online learning platform that provides free, interactive digital classes for senior citizens in the Pittsburgh area. Virtual Senior Academy is a great way to stay engaged, combat isolation, and access free lifelong learning opportunities with other older adults in your community. Visit virtualsenioracademy.org to sign up, browse the course catalog, and register for The Warhol’s classes.

Silver Creations

We offer monthly conversation and art-making workshops for people with dementia and their caregivers in partnership with local senior care facilities, including Presbyterian Senior Care Network’s Woodside Place and the Alzheimer’s Disease and Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh. To learn more or request a workshop for your group, contact access@warhol.org.

Being with a creative crowd, you really notice the difference.

Andy Warhol, The Andy Warhol Diaries, 1984