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We work with teens to foster leadership through creativity, taking a cue from Warhol’s art and practice.

Youth Arts Council

Five teenagers standing in a space with white walls. There are three girls on the left side and two boys on the right. The second girl from the left is making the peace sign with both of her hands. Behind the teenagers are five artworks that were made by teenagers.

Photo by Sean Carroll

Youth Arts Council is a yearlong leadership program that invites a small team of high school students from across Pittsburgh to go behind the scenes, collaborate with museum staff and artists, create art, and develop public programs and events for other teens. Youth Arts Council participants receive stipends, gain professional experience working in a museum, and learn new skills and techniques.

Applications for the 2023-24 school year are now closed.

For more information please email

Youth Fashion Workshops & Fashion Show

A row of teens participating in a fashion show. They are wearing bright, colorful garments.

Join us for an evening of glamour, style, and sustainability at our teen curated fashion show. Runway looks will feature repurposed, reimagined, and recycled garments and accessories created by teens. This event will highlight the completed works of participants from our 6 week teen fashion workshops, as well as innovative looks by teens in the greater Pittsburgh area.

Applications for the Fashion Workshops will open in Summer 2024.


Teen DJ Academy with Tech25

Four people standing around DJ turntables in front of a Marilyn Monroe image.

Photo by Sean Carroll

Learn to build and blend your own remixes that will get everyone on the dance floor!  Presented in partnership with Tech 25, the Teen DJ Academy is a 12-week workshop series taught by professional live and touring DJs.  Participants will get hands-on experience with pro gear and perform at Youth Invasion, Community Day and LGBTQ+ Prom.  Participants must attend a minimum of 9 out of 12 workshops in order to perform.  This program is free and participants will earn a stipend for the 12 week program plus an additional stipend per performance.  Space is limited.  Email to sign up. Participants must be ages 13-18.


Co-presented with Tech 25.


The DJ Academy Workshops are generously supported by The Richard King Mellon Foundation, Howmet, Dell , and the Hillman Foundation.


Youth Invasion

Teens take over The Warhol! Planned by and for teens, Youth Invasion is an annual spring celebration that invites young artists, performers, and designers to transform the entire museum with their creative energy. Get involved with planning as part of the Youth Arts Council, or apply to be a performer and showcase your talents.

Save the Date:

Youth Invasion 2024 will be on Friday, April 26th from 5-10pm.
Check back for upcoming application deadlines and additional information for Youth Invasion 2024!

For more information, please contact

A man in a gray hoodie and baseball cap and a man in a red t shirt sing into microphones as a crowd of teens in the Andy Warhol Museum entrance space cheer behind them.

Photo by Sean Carroll

LGBTQ+ Youth Prom

A large group of teenagers are in the lobby of The Andy Warhol Museum dancing. They are blurry due to their movement. There is pink lighting throughout the image. An image of Marilyn Monroe with Andy Warhol superimposed within it is in the background and to the left there is a photograph of Andy Warhol laying on a red couch on the wall. There are also two small video screens in the background hanging on the wall.

Photo by Sean Carroll

The Warhol hosts an annual LGBTQ+ Youth Prom, one of the only LGBTQ+ youth proms in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Prom is often considered a rite of passage and creates memories that last a lifetime. The Warhol’s Youth Prom offers a safe, gender-inclusive space where LGBTQ+ young people can celebrate with dinner, dancing, and artmaking. Prom is open to young people ages 13–18, and it is planned by a youth committee.

LGBTQ+ Prom 2024 will be on Saturday, June 15th from 6-10pm.

Register here for your free Prom ticket or contact


Learn more about our LGBTQ+ Prom Planning Committee!

“It’s a great event because I think you get to express who you are, and don’t have to be judged by other people who won’t understand.” –LGBTQ+ Youth Prom attendee, 2017

School of Drag

An image of a person smiling and holding a cigarette, screen-printed over yellow, brown, purple, and blue brushstrokes.

Andy Warhol, Ladies and Gentlemen (Helen/Harry Morales), ca. 1975
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.

This summertime workshop series for teens explores the art of gender-bending performance under the direction of working performers. School of Drag is open to applicants ages 14-19 who are able to attend most of the sessions, as well as an in-person dress rehearsal and a culminating performance. Applications will be made available online, and applicants will be notified of their acceptance within a week. The Warhol will provide supplies and can provide  transportation support. Please contact or for more information.

Student Assistant Program

Two young people standing in front of a silkscreen printed mural.

Teens are not just an audience for The Warhol—they are an essential part of our staff. Student Assistants are youth apprentices who are paid to work in the museum’s education and outreach programs, including Youth Open Studio at Artists Image Resource. They gain real world skills, engage with a creative community, and learn about new artistic processes and approaches.

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