Come for Happy Hour

After a hard week’s work, relax with Andy and friends at the Warhol Museum’s new Happy Hour every Friday 5:00–8:00 p.m. You’re bound to run into someone you know at this after-work hot spot, where celebrity hosts get the fun rolling and occasional live music tempts dancing feet. Happy Hour admission is free, and a cash bar and snacks are available.

Arts Festival Screens Films at Warhol Museum

The annual Three Rivers Arts Festival will be held June 6–22 in downtown Pittsburgh, and this year The Andy Warhol Museum will be one of the sites. Festival director Jeanne Pearlman says that for the first time in several years, the festival will include a film component in its juried exhibition, and the films will be screened at the Warhol Museum June 20–22. Award- winning films were selected by nationally known film and video maker Leslie Thornton.

Sculptures, crafts, photography and two-dimensional work was judged this year by Warhol Museum director Thomas Sokolowski, who chose a cross-section of traditional and innovative work from a total of some 1,000 submissions, according to Pearlman.

Food, musical performances and an artists’ market round out the agenda for the three-week festival. For more information on festival programming, call 481-7040.


Francesco Clemente THROUGH AUGUST 31

Works by this friend and associate of Andy Warhol’s include a series of recent paintings of poets including Allen Ginsberg, Michael McLure, Rene Ricard and John Weiners.

Kronk! Selections from the Billy Name Collection


This exhibition in the Archives includes numerous examples of early 1960s reprographs by Factory photographer Billy Name and others.

Death in America: Photographs from the Andy Warhol Archives THROUGH AUGUST 31

Exhibited for the first time, photographs of suicides from the large collection of press photos that were among the inspirations for the series of paintings Warhol called “Death in America.” These sometimes lurid images from the heyday of tabloid photography are compelling and repellant, shocking and numbing. Is it true, as Warhol said, that “when you see a gruesome picture over and over again, it doesn’t really have any effect”?

Drawings and Archival Material


Every six months, a new selection of Warhol drawings and archival material is displayed in the museum. Drawings include assignments from Warhol’s student years at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University), his award-winning commercial illustrations, and masterful line drawings from his sketchbooks. The work is rotated to prevent damage by over-exposure to light.