Thursday, September 4, 2008

Warhol Museum 98th Annual Exhibition

This 98th annual exhibition features artists who live within 150 miles of Pittsburgh and are creators of all media visual arts. This year, John Carson, Professor and Department Head of the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University, jurors the exhibition which will feature over 70 artists. With almost 500 member artists, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh is the largest visual arts organization in the Pittsburgh region.

The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual has been held every year since 1910, making it the second longest running annual exhibition in the United States. The first Annual was affectionately titled The Popular Salon of the People because of the support and encouragement the member artists received from the Pittsburgh community.

If you haven't been to The Warhol then get in your car and go today. After you check out this show you can run through the Silver Clouds, always a good time. Beware...the artwork in the permanent collection features a lot of wang and has some sexual overtones. Yeah, maybe not appropriate for the kiddies. Did I mention this is one of my favorite museums?
Bonus! The Mattress Factory is close enough to walk to from the Warhol. For info on museum hours and admission prices click here.

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