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Educators

Our education programs are hands-on, collaborative, and impactful, taking inspiration from Warhol’s life and singular approach to making art.

When I think of my high school days, all I can remember, really, are the long walks to school, through the Czech ghetto with the babushkas and overalls on the clotheslines.

Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol, 1975

K–12 School Programs

Two kids paint a mural of a floral motif

Our education team of professional artist educators work closely with teachers and group leaders to develop gallery and studio experiences that are relevant, engaging, and developmentally appropriate. We work with educators to craft one-hour guided gallery tours and three-hour hands-on workshops that can be adapted to meet each group’s needs. Learn more about tour and workshop offerings.

Lessons

Explore Warhol’s life and artistic practice through innovative, interdisciplinary resources that support classroom learning and arts integration. Through lesson plans, Powerpoint presentations, videos, and other resources, we strive to make the museum’s exhibitions and collections available to classrooms around the world.

LGBTQ+ Resources

We encourage educators to prepare for their visit to the museum with resources that support LGBTQ+ inclusion.

Scholarships

The Warhol is proud to offer a limited number of scholarships for group visits for schools and nonprofit community-based organizations in need. Funding is also available for busing and other transportation costs within Allegheny County. Scholarships are made possible through the generous support of The Grable Foundation, The Pittsburgh Foundation, and an anonymous donor. To indicate your interest in a scholarship, submit a group visit request.

Teacher Workshops

Teacher workshops focus on ways to use contemporary art in your classroom while meeting state and national learning standards. Workshop topics include color theory, aesthetics, collaboration, creativity, and hands-on practices like silkscreen printing. These engaging, participatory workshops help you return to your classroom energized and inspired. Participants may receive Act 48 credit hours.

Teacher Open House

Four women sit at a long table sketching with pencil.

Photo by Sean Carroll

This annual open house features special previews of exhibitions, lectures, gallery talks, artmaking and discussion activities, and classroom resources. Teachers in attendance receive information about school partnership and scholarship opportunities and may receive Act 48 credit hours.

Teacher Appreciation Program

Join our Teacher Appreciation Program to receive exclusive benefits, including a year of free admission for yourself. It’s our way of saying thank you. Teacher Appreciation Program participation earns you:

  • Free admission for teacher named on pass
  • Invitations to museum social events
  • Special workshops

Time Capsules

Andy Warhol’s Time Capsules are one of his largest collecting projects, in which he saved source material for his artwork as well as ephemera from his daily life. This site allows you to explore Warhol’s Time Capsule 21 as well as Community Time Capsules, a collection of personal objects and stories that provide a window into local immigrant culture.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh does not discriminate in employment or administration of its educational programs on the basis of race, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information or veteran status, in accordance with applicable laws. Read the complete policy. Inquiries concerning the application of and compliance with this statement should be directed to: Vice President of Human Resources, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, at 412-622-3331 or HRConnect@carnegiemuseums.org.