PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - August 08, 2016) - Ace Hotel Pittsburgh welcomes art enthusiasts to the city's steely breast with a newly announced partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum. Andy Warhol, a seminal artist whose work continues to breach the lines between the art market and popular culture, remains one of the most captivating and impressive figures in recent history. With a collection amassing thousands of the artist's prints, paintings, sculptures and photographs, The Warhol covers a broad range of one of the most beloved artist's oeuvre. According to the New York Times, "there may not be another museum that digs as deep into a single artist, and gets as much out of the excavation."
The team at The Warhol originally helped encourage Ace founder Alex Calderwood to bring a hotel to Pittsburgh many years ago. After such a long-standing and esteemed relationship with them, Ace is proud to become The Warhol's official hotel sponsor. Ace Hotel Pittsburgh has also worked with one of The Warhol's sister institutions the Carnegie Museum of Art to bring together a selection of photographs from their extensive collection of Charles "Teenie" Harris' images for the hotel's historic stairway.
As part of the ongoing partnership with The Warhol, Ace will host four events through summer 2017, including silk screening workshops and film screenings. The Warhol takes a comprehensive look at Warhol's engagement with the body in the exhibition Andy Warhol: My Perfect Body, and invites the public to dress up as Elvis for their appropriately themed dance party and fundraiser, Night of 1,000 Elvises, both opening this October.
"Collaboration is truly part of our lifeblood at Ace -- we get to combine the best elements of each part to make a whole, challenging our perceptions to create something new. Our partnership with The Warhol was a long time coming, and we're so delighted to see it come to fruition."
-- Kelly Sawdon, Partner/Chief Brand Officer, Atelier Ace/Ace Hotel Group
"In the short time The Ace has been in the city, it has added so much to the fun and vitality that is the hallmark of the new Pittsburgh. The Ace is hip and welcoming, which makes it a great match as The Warhol's official hotel sponsor." -- Patrick Moore, Interim director, The Warhol
Fans who want a comfy place to rest their heads after a long day at the museum can book a room at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh with the rate code WARHOL for ten percent off the best rates available. Those interested in hearing more can join our A-List to receive updates at acehotel.com/alist.
About Ace Hotel Pittsburgh
Ace Hotel Pittsburgh hangs its hat in the core of East Liberty, pumping our heartswork into the city that built the American Century. We are creating a place not just in the neighborhood, but for the neighborhood, drawing on the heritage of YMCA and the building itself. A public place that causes buildings in the area to become rooms, streets to become hallways. Whether it's screening home team games, movie nights, family sports & activities, robotics demonstrations, video art galleries or large outdoor games, we work with the community and provide a warm and inviting space for both guests from around the globe and those who live just down the block.
About The Andy Warhol Museum
Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol's birth, The Andy Warhol Museum holds the largest collection of Warhol's artworks and archival materials and is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. The Warhol is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Additional information about The Warhol is available at www.warhol.org.
About Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Established in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. The museums reach more than 1.4 million people a year through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.