Visitors stepped into a working silkscreen studio, similar to Warhol’s “Factory”; created an original piece of art, dressed up like the characters seen in Warhol paintings and viewed toys similiar to those collected by the artist. Original artwork featured in the exhibit is from Warhol’s Myth series depicting characters familiar to children, such as Mickey Mouse, Santa Claus, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Uncle Sam.

Weeklong artist-in-residence programs supplemented the exhibit experience. Sandra Carrion and Keith Gamache led hands-on public workshops and their original work was on display in the KaleidoZone gallery.

What We Learned:

  • Materials and methods: silkscreen process
  • Working with artists in residence
  • Visual composition
  • Sources of inspiration
  • Art history

This exhibit was on view June 4 – September 4, 2016. 

The Art of Andy Warhol exhibit was created by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.  The exhibit's LICM stay was supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Two girls in paint-filled smocks showing off their paintings.

Two young artists showing their painting created in LICM’s Artist-in-Residence workshop in The Art of Andy Warhol exhibition. Long Island artist Keith Gamache was chosen for parallel method to Warhol’s process.

An educator showing two young visitors how to create screen-printed work.

Visitors stepped into the gallery’s working silkscreen studio. A museum educator assisted them in the silkscreen process to create their own original piece of art.