If you find yourself in Europe with a day to spare in the next few weeks, take a trip to Amsterdam to see one of the most breathtaking displays of Warhol's work this DoE has ever seen.
Automat (Coffee Cups) or Mondayposted by: Ivy Sienkiewycz on May.1.12
Hello everybody! My name is Ivy and I started working as an intern in the exhibitions department about a month ago. One thing I hope to do in my time here is to try and keep the exhibitions blog updated, so here I am thinking about how Mondays are always a grab bag - you never know what might happen, but you’ll survive as long as you’ve got a cup of coffee, or two. Last week there was a chance of snow, this week I found myself stuck in 8AM traffic and then watched one of the most valuable cars in the world being rolled through a window onto a flatbed truck. Unfortunately, this post is not about the Warhol Art Car, it is about how Mondays remind me of one of Warhol’s blotted line drawings, Automat (Coffee Cups). This drawing can be found in the Process Gallery on the 5th floor. It is shown with the original and the print. The final print is of fifteen coffee cups but paired with the original you’re looking at thirty coffee cups. Thirty! I would like to unofficially title this piece, One Heck of a Monday.
Andy Warhol's BMW-1 Art Carposted by: Jesse Kowalski on Feb.10.12
For our newly-opened exhibition Warhol and Cars: American Icons, we've brought Andy's famous BMW M-1 Art Car to The Warhol. In this blog video, I share some information about the automobile's history, Warhol's techniques painting it, and how we got it in to our lobby. Hear from Museum art handler Erin Beveridge about special considerations we had to make for this piece of art and see behind-the-scenes footage of the installation!
THRILL ME!posted by: Jesse Kowalski on Nov.18.11
Join us tonight at The Warhol for the fourth event in the Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross film series. The 1980s horror/comedy cult film Night of the Creeps will be screened in 35mm with a rare dual appearance by star Tom Atkins and director Fred Dekker.
The Toxic Avengerposted by: Jesse Kowalski on Oct.17.11
Lloyd Kaufman, director of The Toxic Avenger, will be at the Warhol on Friday, October 21 at 7pm to introduce, screen, and discuss the film.
United Nationsposted by: Jesse Kowalski on Sep.26.11
Several influential works by Norman Rockwell are on loan to the Heroes & Villains exhibition from the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. In addition to numerous archival photographs and documents on display from the Rockwell Museum, the list of artworks includes The Golden Rule, Uncle Sam, a Peace Corps study, and the United Nations drawing shown here.
Marvelsposted by: Jesse Kowalski on Aug.10.11
Beginning at the age of 19, Alex Ross began planning the project that would be his biggest splash into the world of comic books. Released in 1994, the comic book series Marvels showcases various points in the history of the Marvel Universe from 1939 to 1973 through the eyes of fictional photographer Phil Sheldon. In Marvels, Sheldon witnesses the birth of the Human Torch in 1939, battles between Captain America and Nazis during World War II, and the creation of superhero teams the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, and the X-Men in the 1960s.
Superhero Maskposted by: Alissa on Aug.8.11
Photos from Comic Con 2011posted by: Jesse Kowalski on Jul.29.11
I traveled to the San Diego Comic Con last weekend in order to promote our upcoming exhibition Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross. I owe a special thanks to Sal Abbinanti at AlexRossArt.com for allowing us to promote the exhibit from within his booth. Check out the snapshots!
If You Are In The Nashville Area...posted by: Jesse Kowalski on Jul.19.11
If you are in the Nashville area, be sure to stop by the Frist Center where they are hosting Warhol Live: Music and Dance in Andy Warhol's Work. The Frist's Curator, Mark Scala, put together a rich display of the exhibition jointly organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Warhol Museum. Warhol Live at the Frist is open through September 11.
When putting together the initial details for our upcoming exhibition Heroes and Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross, I wanted to schedule a film series which included films that, in addition to featuring heroes and villains, were inspirational to Alex Ross and/or myself. I believe we have an amazing film program set up for Heroes and Villains. Several tickets have already been sold, so be sure to reserve a seat before it's too late!
"Banded together from remote galaxies, are thirteen of the most sinister villains of all time — The Legion of Doom — dedicated to a single objective: the conquest of the universe. Only one group dares to challenge this intergalactic threat — The Super Friends. The Justice League of America vs. The Legion of Doom. This is The Challenge of the Super Friends."
This is the formal announcement of the exhibition Heroes and Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross. Curated by yours truly, the exhibition will include over 100 artworks by Alex Ross, in addition to works by Andy Warhol, Norman Rockwell, and others. Heroes and Villains celebrates the strong influences of Rockwell, Warhol, Andrew Loomis, JC Leyendecker, and Ross’ mother Lynette (a successful commercial illustrator in her own right), and outlines Ross’ career of redefining comic books and graphic novels to a new generation through paintings, sketches, and sculptures of Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, and other comic book superheroes. This exhibition, which comprises 5,500 square feet of gallery space, will be the first museum exhibition of Ross’ work. Ross has graciously offered to prepare an original artwork for The Warhol to promote this premier, which will be available to the public in poster form exclusively at The Warhol Store. Alex Ross will be present at the opening of Heroes and Villains on October 1, and will be on hand for a pre-opening autograph signing.
Andrew Loomisposted by: Alissa on Mar.7.11
“Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art”- Andy Warhol
Warhol's Fairiesposted by: Alissa on Feb.10.11
Hi everyone! My name is Alissa and, as the first blog entry states, I am the Exhibition Assistant here at the Warhol. I am hoping with the help of the blog I can show you what we do in the Exhibitions Department. I want this blog to become a platform for open communication between us to ensure we make the museum the best place it can be for you. I have been working on some ideas on what to show everyone, but I am always open to suggestions of what you want to see/learn/read about!
It has been a busy few months at the Warhol as we have sent major exhibitions to Indianapolis, Indiana and Anchorage, Alaska and opened our major fall exhibition Marilyn Monroe: Life as a Legend.
Welcome to the Exhibitions Blogposted by: Jesse Kowalski on Sep.3.10
Welcome to the Exhibitions Blog on our new website. On this blog, I hope to provide information on exhibitions in progress, make new friends, share some recipes, and perhaps learn a little bit about humanity.