Exhibition: Femme Touch

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2020 at 10:00am

Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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This museum-wide exhibition is centered around the women and femmes who were intertwined with Andy Warhol’s life and career.

From transgender icons and stalwart members of the underground scene, to the artist’s mother and his radical would-be assassin, women and femmes in Warhol’s world played crucial roles in every area of his life and practice. This exhibition shines a light on their stories, whose contributions have often been overlooked in retellings of Warhol’s story. In the museum’s second floor gallery, rare Warhol color films and popular paintings will offer new narratives about the individuals depicted.

Femme Touch will also transform five floors of the museum’s permanent collection galleries to position Warhol’s work in dialogue with artifacts and artwork from the lives of these fascinating women and femmes. The exhibition also brings forth areas of the museum’s archives, an extensive holding of over half a million diverse objects, and Warhol’s films, many of which are being newly restored and digitized in an ongoing preservation initiative.  

Through cross-departmental collaboration, curators, educators, and archivists have come together to develop the exhibition which showcases individuals such as Candy Darling, Tally Brown, Donna Jordan, Jane Forth, Julia Warhola, Barbara Rubin, Mario Montez, Brigid Berlin, and Valerie Solanas. As the museum celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary, this investigation into the lives and careers of the women and femmes who impacted Warhol will elicit a better understanding of the artist’s worldview and the social contexts in which he operated.

Admission:
Adults - $20
Students - $10
Seniors (65+) - $10
Children (3–18) - $10
Children (0–2) - Free
Members - Free

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