Curator of Performing Arts, The Andy Warhol Museum
Areas of focus: Contemporary Performing Arts, Andy Warhol
Ben Harrison has helped lead and grow The Warhol’s performance program since joining the museum in 1997. Harrison develops and implements a broad spectrum of live performance programming. His strengths at strategic partnership collaboration have benefited the museum, as well as other performing arts presenters in the Pittsburgh region, such as the Music on the Edge Series at the University of Pittsburgh, Calliope: Pittsburgh’s Folk Music Society, WYEP Presents, and Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Art. He served as performance consultant for New Hazlett Theater in 2006–07 and was associate curator for Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts in 2008. Harrison was lead curator and producer of the commissioned, multi-media performances 13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests (2008) and Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films (2014) which tour internationally. Harrison has also served as co-producer of the Carnegie Nexus initiative since 2016.
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