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Recurring Event Revelation: A Conversation on Andy Warhol and Religion

A black and white screen print of The Last Supper, overlaid by vertical columns of red, pink, yellow and blue color of varying lengths.

Andy Warhol, The Last Supper, 1986
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Over the course of a prominent and prolific career, Andy Warhol both pictured religious subjects and practiced his religious faith. Yet in 20th century histories of modern American art, religion is largely excluded. Warhol was perhaps doubly excluded, as a gay man, and a believing Christian, whose identity in the art world and in American society was made complicated by those identities.

This conversation between Erika Doss, professor of American studies at the University of Notre Dame, and Paula Kane, professor of religious studies at the University of Pittsburgh, considers what religion meant to Warhol, how his religious beliefs shaped and directed his art, and why religion “matters” in the history of American modernism.

Registration is required.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Andy Warhol: Revelation.