Youth Invasion

Andy Warhol Museum
April 28
510 p.m.

You probably know that Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh in 1928, but did you know that as a teen the iconic artist attended Schenley High School, won a Scholastic Art and Writing Award and enrolled at Carnegie Institute of Technology (now CMU)?

This Friday, the public can discover how the King of Pop Art is inspiring the next generation of talented artists when teens take over The Andy Warhol Museum.

One of The Warhol Education Department’s longest-running events, Youth Invasion is run by area high school students who present their unique take on Warhol’s artwork, and share their points of view during the all-ages celebration.

See youth performances, bands and art exhibitions in the chic lobby, intimate theater and award-winning galleries. Pop into The Factory to try your hand at Warhol’s signature artmaking techniques, such as silkscreen printing, watercolor painting, blotted-line drawing, and acetate collage.

Ready for your 15 minutes? Immortalize yourself by creating your own Warhol Screen Test, and strike a pose with your friends in the fun photo booth.

Swing by the cool Warhol Store to shop for artwork, home decor, jewelry, books, posters, and videos, and grab after-hours bites and and specialty coffee drinks in The Warhol Café.

Tickets are only $5 for students ($10 for non-students).

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Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.