THINK YOU KNOW WARHOL? THINK AGAIN WITH NEW EXHIBIT AT THE CARLOS MUSEUM

© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

 

Andy Warhol. That one name likely conjures images of Campbell soup cans and brightly colored Marilyn Monroe prints—a visual testament to his ability to play upon American culture’s hunger for commercialism and pop culture.

Warhol’s talent spans beyond his iconic silkscreens, a point Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum hopes to showcase with its new exhibit, Chimera: Andy Warhol through the 1980s. According to Andi McKenzie, Carlos Museum Curator of Works on Paper, this original exhibit aims to go beyond what we typically think about Andy Warhol by exploring process, his lesser known works, and how he conceived of himself in life and as an artist.” The museum, which owns most of these pieces, hopes the collection will inspire viewers to “see the many facets of Warhol.”

On review is a collection of Warhol’s Polaroids, silver gelatin prints and screenprints in various working stages. And on November 3, McKenzie will introduce the exhibit. Following McKenzie’s insights and remarks will be a screening of Warhol’s Velvet Underground films featuring Lou Reed led by Atlanta film scholar and founder of Film Love, Andy Ditzler.

These modern works are expected to draw not only Emory students and faculty, but the larger community within Metro Atlanta. The exhibit supports an expanded view of the Carlos Museum’s breadth; its collections include more than ancient works and artifacts.

New this fall, the museum will also offer a line-up of children’s and teen programming coinciding with the exhibition’s run, including Artful Stories: Uncle Andy’s Cats, in which children will read a book together, experiment with printmaking, and then make their own cat books.

The exhibition and its programming provide a unique opportunity for adults, teens and kids to enjoy one of America’s most-talented artists in a new way at an affordable price, according to McKenzie. Admission prices are intended for the whole family to be able to enjoy an artistic adventure and learn more about an American icon.

Chimera: Andy Warhol through the 1980s runs August 25 to November 25. Michael C. Carlos Museum hours are Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday 12 to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults; $6 for seniors, students and children; free for children 5 and under.

© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

 

More Ways to Experience Warhol:

Warhol Art Factory
Sunday, September 23
2 to 4 p.m.
Ages 6 to 8

After viewing the exhibition Chimera: Andy Warhol through the 1980s, children will work together to produce a series of repeated images based on the idea of Warhol’s famous factory with artist and illustrator Ande Cook.

Fee: $15 for Carlos Museum members, $20 for nonmembers. Registration is required by contacting Alyson Vuley at 404-727-0519 or avuley@emory.edu.

 

Iconic Warhol

Sunday, September 30
2 to 4 p.m.
Ages 9 to 12

Children will see several of Warhol’s silkscreen images from his Cowboys and Indians series in Chimera: Andy Warhol through the 1980s before heading to the studio to experiment with the screenprinting process with artist and illustrator Ande Cook.

Fee: $15 for Carlos Museum members, $20 for nonmembers. Registration is required by contacting Alyson Vuley at 404-727-0519 or avuley@emory.edu.

 

Artful Stories: Uncle Andy’s Cats

Saturday, October 13
10 a.m.
Ages 3 to 5

Surrounded by brightly colored Andy Warhol silkscreen prints, children will hear James Warhola’s tall tale about his uncle Andy’s famous cats. Children will experiment with printmaking and make their own cat books. For ages 3-5 with an accompanying adult. This program is free, but registration is required by contacting Alyson Vuley at 404-727-0519 or avuley@emory.edu.

 

Exhibition Viewing and Screening

Saturday, November 3
7:30 p.m.

Join Curator of Works on Paper Andi McKenzie for a look at Chimera: Andy Warhol through the 1980s followed by a screening of Warhol’s Velvet Underground films featuring Lou Reed. Curated by Atlanta film scholar and founder of Film Love, Andy Ditzler.

 

Warhol Superstars

Sunday, November 4
2 to 5 p.m.
Teens

Curator of Works on Paper Andi McKenzie leads teens on an exploration of Warhol’s Polaroid portraits in Chimera: Andy Warhol through the 1980s before handing them their own Polaroid camera. Playing with framing, poses and expression, teens will make portraits of each other and themselves in the studio. Each teen will get to keep their camera.

Fee: $55 for Carlos Museum members, $65 for nonmembers (includes the cost of the Polaroid camera). Registration is required by contacting Alyson Vuley at 404-727-0519 or avuley@emory.edu.

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