From soup cans to celebrity portraits, electric chairs to album covers, the images of Andy Warhol are among the most recognized and celebrated the world over.
This major retrospective—the first to be organized by a United States institution in 30 years—builds on the wealth of new research, scholarship, and perspectives that has emerged since Andy Warhol’s early death in 1987. More than 350 works offer a new view of the beloved and iconic American Pop artist, not only illuminating the breadth, depth, and interconnectedness of Warhol’s production across the entirety of his career but also highlighting the ways that Warhol anticipated the issues, effects, and pace of our current digital age.
Warhol gained fame in the 1960s for his Pop masterpieces, widely known and reproduced works that often eclipse his equally significant late work, as well as his crucial beginnings in the commercial art world. This exhibition brings together all aspects and periods of his varied and prolific career and includes paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, videos, archival and printed material, installation, films, and media works. By showcasing the full continuum of Warhol’s work, rather than focusing on a certain period, this presentation demonstrates that the artist didn’t slow down after surviving the assassination attempt that nearly took his life in 1968, but entered into a period of intense experimentation.
Warhol’s genius lay in his ability to identify cultural patterns and to deploy images not only as representations, but also as generative vehicles. Through repetition, distortion, camouflage, and the recycling of images—and his own unique persona— Warhol continues to challenge our faith in images and the value of cultural icons.
This exhibition is organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art.
9:00 am EST Load bus in Dorr Road lot (near WNDU-TV off Rt 933)
9:30 am Depart campus
a late morning snack served on bus
10:30 am CST Arrive AIC – Monroe Street,
Modern Wing entrance
11:00 am Tour Andy Warhol – From A to B and Back Again
(includes recorded tour with headset)
12:30 pm Lunch on your own in the Museum cafés
or in the city
3:30 pm Board bus to return home
at the same Monroe Street location where we disembarked
6:30 pm Arrive on campus
Contact Susiefarrington@gmail.com if you would like to join us!