Andy Warhol's World History
This six-week course examines how historical events in the United States and around the world impacted the art and life of Andy Warhol. Each class focuses on a different decade; from the 1930s to the 1980s. Topics include the Great Depression, World War II, the Red Scare, the assassination of JFK, Ping-pong Diplomacy, the Iranian Revolution, and the AIDS epidemic. Presentations will feature artworks from the museum's permanent collection, including works rarely on public display. Many critics considered Warhol to be “a mirror of his time;” this course offers an artistic and historical perspective on the times reflected in his art.
Course Starts: Monday, November 8th, 2021
Andy Warhol: From Pittsburgh to New York
This six-week course explores the art and life of Andy Warhol, one of the most influential artists of our time. Filmmaker, photographer, painter, commercial illustrator, music producer, writer and celebrity, Warhol was a true radical in his approach to art making. His unique and innovative approaches provide great opportunities to learn about society and culture through rich examples of interdisciplinary thinking and artistic practices.
Course Starts: Spring 2022