Friday, January 12, 2007

Why Does The Warhol Hate Pittsburgh?

Just when I thought that Pittsburgh couldn't hit new lows in self loathing, they manage to do it. According to the Mid Atalantic Gallery Guide ( which covers Philly, Baltimore, D.C. , Pittsburgh and the region. ) the Andy Warhol Museum does not exist!!.

I believe that these are paid listings and cost around $1,500 a year and perhaps, the Mid Atlantic one doesn't get the play of the NY or L.A. -- but seriously folks, this thing is of some value. As, if to rub salt in the wound, they even published a nice map of Pittsburgh to show everyone there is nothing here. Of course there are no downtown "cultural trust" spaces on there and of course the Regina Miller gallery of CMU is not listed or Future Tennant or The Glass Center or the Society For Contemporary Craft or The August Wilson Center. According to the guide, only three exhibition spaces exist here. The Carnegie Museum, The Mattress Factory and Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery in Shadyside. Somehow, the Frick is on the map but not listed in the guide while The Carnegie is listed but not on the map. It seems pretty likely that some screw ups happened. The previous guides I saw used to have about 5 or 6 listings.

Here are a few of the institutions that listed in the guide.

The Freedman Gallery/ Albright College in Reading, PA The Reading Public Museum The James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA The Allentown Art Museum The Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA The Payne Gallery in Bethlehem, PA Lehigh University Art Galleries in Bethlehem, PA The Wenger Gallery in Lancaster, PA The Susan H. Arnold Gallery/ Lebanon Valley College Mahady Gallery/ Marywood Gallery - Marywood University, in Scranton, PA The Trout Gallery / Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA The State museum of Pensylvania in Harrisburg, PA The Gallery at Penn College in Williamsport, PA Samek Art Gallery/ Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA The Abington Art Center in Jenkintown, PA The Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, PA The Philip & Muriel Berman Museum of Art / Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA Palmer Museum of Art/ Penn State in State College, PA The Juniata College Art Museum in Huntingdon, PA New Arts Program, Inc. in Kutztown, PA Esther M. Klein Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Cerulian Arts, Philadelphia, PA Dolan/ Maxwell, Philadelphia, PA Gallery 339, Philadelphia, PA Center For Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA Artesano Gallery, Philadelphia, PA The Fabric Workshop Museum, Philadelphia, PA Fleisher/ Olman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Institute of Contemporary Art/ University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Esther M. Klein Gallery, Philadelphia, PA LaSalle University Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA The Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, PA Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia Art Alliance Rosenwald Wolf Gallery/ University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia Museum of Art The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA Arthur Ross Gallery/University of PA, Philadelphia, PA Schmidt/Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Schwarz Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Artist's House, Philadelphia, PA ArtJaz Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA Gallery Joe, Philadelphia PA The F.U.E. L. Collection, Philadelphia, PA The Knapp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Larry Becker, Philadelphia, PA Muse Gallery & Foundation for The Arts, Philadelphia, PA 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia PA Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA Jeffrey Fuller Fine Art Ltd, Philadelphia, PA The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagarstown, MD The Station Gallery in Greenville, DE The Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts in Wilmington, DE Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE Gallery 10, In D.C. Let's get it over with and turn out the lights right now. Degrading Map Here


Marc Snyder said...

John, over at Ed Winkleman's blog there's a discussion of a fictional artist created by an alternative space. If you wander over to that corner of cyberspace and read "Lester's" bio on the Triple Candie website
be sure to notice the manner in which Hayes disappeared, or more specifically, where he disapppeared to. A tragedy.

Chris Griswold said...

I am surprised to see you mention Future Tenant. I don't think they actually promote anything they put on to anyone other than the people who know about them. Fortunately, some performers and artists try to get the word out.