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The Warhol Celebrates Andy Warhol's 75th Birthday

(Pittsburgh, PA) . . . July 15, 2003...If Andy Warhol had lived, 
August 6, 2003 would have been his 75th birthday. Throughout the day, 
Andy Warhol Museum will be celebrating this occasion with 75-cent 
admission (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) free birthday cake, special hands-on
art-making activities and a non-perishable food drive. Plus, visitors 
have the opportunity to view the six special exhibitions currently on 
as part of The Warhol's season-long "Summer of Andy." (See below for a
detailed exhibitions listing.)

Warhol's 75th birthday celebration also continues into the following
weekend, Saturday, August 9 and Sunday, August 10. Visitors will 
receive $1
off regular- priced admission with offerings of non-perishable items 
for our
food drive. Special hands-on art activities celebrating Warhol's 
methods and
techniques will continue at the Weekend Factory. In addition, The 
Warhol and
our team of archivists invite the public to come to the Museum and 
their stories and memories related to the cultural climate of 
Pittsburgh in
the 1930s and 1940s. Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh in 1928, and it 
during these years growing up in the city that he built his education, 
his interests in popular culture and developed his early artistic 
Personal stories from current and former Pittsburgh residents will be
recorded and documented in order to help The Warhol expand upon its 
of Andy Warhol's life and time. 
Some possibilities include: 
Memories from Associated Artists of Pittsburgh members from the 1940s
Memories from former Carnegie Mellon University (then Carnegie Tech)
students or professors who shared classes with Warhol Memories from 
who worked at Hornes department store in Pittsburgh in the 1940s 
Memories from Warhol's classmates at Holmes Elementary School or 
High School in the 1930s and 40s. 
Memories from those knowledgeable about the gay underground in 
Pittsburgh in
the 1940s

Special exhibitions currently on view

Douglas Gordon: Blind Star 
On view through August 17

Where is Elvis? The Man and His Reflection 
On view through August 31

Too Hot to Handle: Creating Controversy Through Political Cartoons 
On view through August 31

Keith Edmier and Farrah Fawcett 
On view through October 5

The American Supermarket 
On view through October 5

Andy Warhol's Electric Chairs: Reflecting on Capital Punishment in 
On view through November 2

Plus...opening Saturday, August 23
Clown Paintings: From the Collection of Diane Keaton and Others

The Andy Warhol Museum receives state arts funding support through a 
from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a
federal agency. The 2003 exhibition program has been supported, in 
part, by
The Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation, Inc.

Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol's birth, 
Warhol is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the 
The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the four Carnegie Museums of 
Additional information about The Warhol is available at

Phone:  	412.237.8300
Hours: 	Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat, and Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
		Fri, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. 
		Mon closed
Admission: 	Members - free
		Good Fridays - 5-10 p.m.
		Adults - $8, Sr. Citizens - $7, Children/Students - $4
		The Warhol Store/The Warhol Café - free

the warhol: 
Gina Frey 
Communications Associate
117 Sandusky Street 
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 
T 412.237.8339 
F 412.237.8340 
The Andy Warhol Museum 
One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh