The Andy Warhol Museum’s 25th Anniversary Gala
Saturday, October 19, 2019

The Andy Warhol Museum opened its doors to the public on May 13, 1994 as a collaboration between The Carnegie Institute, The Dia Art Foundation, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Over the past 25 years, The Warhol has become a global destination for Andy Warhol’s life, art, and relevance to contemporary culture. With access to the collection and engaging experiences, the museum has become a platform for creative expression and a model for inclusivity.

In honor of its 25th Anniversary, The Andy Warhol Museum kicks off its celebrations with a gala event on October 19, 2019. The anniversary celebration also includes the opening of a special exhibition, Andy Warhol: Revelation, a contemporary art auction, late night dance party with guest DJ, and a free community day on Sunday October, 20th.


25th Anniversary tickets

The Gala

The Andy Warhol Museum’s 25th Anniversary Gala Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 19, 2019

6 pm: Cocktails in the museum, VIP preview of Andy Warhol: Revelation, and open bidding on contemporary art auction

8 pm: Black-tie seated dinner with special entertainment

11pm: Online auction with Paddle8 closes

Community Day

As a part of the weekend celebration, The Warhol will showcase a free community day, from 10 am to 7 pm on Sunday, October 20th. Community Day will feature museum tours, live performances, artmaking, and access to the museum’s world class collection and stunning new exhibition Andy Warhol: Revelation.

Museum free and open to the public

Community Day Activities will begin on Sunday at 12:00 pm and continue until the museum closes at 7:00 pm

Activities include:

  • Artmaking: Visitors will enjoy artmaking stations, guided by teaching artists, to create their own Andy-inspired artwork.
  • Performances: A roster of local artists, performers, and DJs will activate the museum’s entrance space and outdoor areas with live performances.
  • Participatory Art Installation: Visitors will be invited to commemorate The Warhol’s silver anniversary by contributing to an art installation, created by local artist, Alisha Wormsley, that will transform the museum’s underground Factory space.
  • Gallery Talks and Activities: Throughout the day, trained artist educators will lead short tours of the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibition, Andy Warhol: Revelation. Visitors can drop in to learn more about Warhol’s life, art, and legacy, or participate in a family-friendly gallery activity.

The Warhol Café will offer coffee and specialty drinks, soup, sandwiches, salads, beverages and snacks. All food is available for individual purchase.


Presenting Sponsor

  • Bank of America

Platinum Sponsor

  • Jim and Kathe Patrinos

Silver Sponsors

  • Audi
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Allegheny Health Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • PNC
  • Russell Standard Corporation
  • UPMC
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Ramsey and Michael Lyons
  • Jim Spencer and Michael Lin

Factory Sponsors

  • Citizens Bank
  • Amy Baron Brourman and Charles Snyder
  • Stephen Casey and Helen Hanna Casey
  • Patrick and Sara Cozzens
  • Deloitte
  • Michele Fabrizi
  • Helene Finegold
  • Edith H. Fisher
  • Christopher and Dawn Fleischner
  • Chip Ganassi Racing Team
  • Peter and Kristina Gerszten
  • Paul J. Gitnik
  • The Gockley Family
  • Goldman Sachs & Co
  • The Hees Family
  • Matthew and Anne Johnson
  • Maureen B. Kerr
  • Jeremy and Caroline Leventhal
  • Brian and Michele Ludwick
  • Ann McGuinn
  • Mark Flaherty and Mary McKinney Flaherty
  • Susan Baker Shipley and Neal Shipley
  • Dmitri and Ann Shiry
  • Colleen and Henry Simonds
  • Bonnie B. and Erich C. Smith
  • Judith and Steve Thomas, Chapman Properties
  • Suzanne and Jeff Watters

Community Day Sponsors

  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Audi
  • The Benter Foundation
  • The Caliban Foundation
  • Nova Chemicals

Andy Warhol: Revelation Sponsors

  • The Fine Foundation
  • William A. Stevens
  • The National Endowment for the Arts
  • Bank of America