Andy Warhol’s New York Factory is a place of legend. Like a factory, Warhol set up an assembly line to produce his iconic silkscreen prints and many of his films, including the filmic portraits he referred to as Screen Tests. But beyond being his workplace, it was an infamous hangout—the location for glamorous parties and where famous musicians, artists, and writers rubbed shoulders with Warhol and his superstars.
We invite you to join us at our very own Warhol Factory! This is a space where all visitors are welcome to relax, meet friends, and further explore ideas from the exhibition through interactive displays, art activities, books, films, and classes. Discover the lesser-known aspects of Warhol’s history marked out by a visual timeline and engaging information about his career as a freelance commercial designer. Answer questions like, What was it about the silkscreening process that Warhol found so compelling?, Why a Campbell’s soup can?, How was music a part of the Factory?, What role did fashion and identity play in the Factory? Or, just relax on our Factory-inspired red couch and enjoy the books in our dedicated Warhol library. Throughout the run of the show, take part in exhibition tours lead by museum staff. Get hands on and creative with special workshops, where you can take your own Polaroid portraits with vintage cameras or learn how to make your own screenprinted artwork with a professional printmaker. We also invite you to follow in Warhol’s footsteps and create your very own time capsule to be placed on a museum wall.
Explore the depth of Warhol’s life and practice through interactive classes facilitated by an art museum educator or special guest. Held on select Saturdays in The Factory, participants will learn a new technique or process inspired by an artwork in the exhibition. All classes are designed to encourage connection and appreciation for the known and not so well-known ways Andy Warhol approached being an artist in the twentieth century. All skill levels and abilities are welcome.
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 AM–6 PM
General operating support is provided by Colorado Creative Industries. CCI and its activities are made possible through an annual appropriation from the Colorado General Assembly and federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.