'People Are Beautiful' Andy Warhol exhibit at Vassar College (1/26-4/15/18)

Andy Warhol,  Ladies and Gentlemen  (Helen/Henry Morales), 1974, Polaroid Polacolor print, Collection of Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn ©The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Andy Warhol, Ladies and Gentlemen (Helen/Henry Morales), 1974, Polaroid Polacolor print, Collection of Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn ©The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

100 rarely seen artworks by famed artist Andy Warhol will be on view at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie from January 26 through April 15, 2018.

"People Are Beautiful: Prints, Photographs and Films by Andy Warhol" explores the artists' portraits from 1964 to 1985. In addition to portraits of superstars such as Marilyn Monroe, Ingrid Bergman, and Jackie Kennedy, the exhibition features portraits from Warhol’s most socio-political series, "Ladies and Gentlemen," which features images of trans people of color that he encountered at the New York nightclub, the Gilded Grape. 

“Obsessed with glamor and beauty, an avid collector of celebrity tabloid photos, and plagued by insecurities about his own appearance since childhood, Warhol helped to redefine the term ‘beautiful’ and its parameters over and over during his lifetime,” according to curator Mary-Kay Lombino.

The exhibition is part of Warhol x5, a series of shows taking place at five college and university art museums in the region – the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz, the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College, the University Art Museum at the University at Albany, and the Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College. 

 


Vassar College is located at 124 Raymond Avenue in Poughkeepsie.

EXHIBITION EVENTS

Opening Lecture and Reception
Friday, January 26, 2018
Lecture
5:30pm, Taylor Hall, Room 102
Reception, 6:30pm, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Gallery talk with curator, Mary-Kay Lombino
Thursday, February 8, 2018
5pm, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Lupe and Blow Job: Films by Andy Warhol
Thursday, March 29, 2018
6pm, Rosenwald Film Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film
Reception, 8pm, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Warhol x 5 Displaying Warhol:  Exhibition as Interpretation, a symposium focused on the history and significance of approaches to exhibiting Andy Warhol’s work.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Keynote Address: Blake Gopnick
6:00pm, Taylor Hall, Room 102
Reception, 7:15pm, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center 

Friday, April 13, 2018
10am – noon, morning panel on curating Warhol x 5
Panelists include: Alex Kitnick, Mary-Kay Lombino, Corinna Schaming, Jacqueline Shilkoff, and Reva Wolf
Noon – 2pm lunch break
2pm – 4pm, afternoon panel on aspects of exhibiting Warhol’s work
Panelists include: Sheelagh Bevan, Claire Henry, and Anastasia James
SUNY New Paltz
Reception: 4:30 – 6pm Dorsky Museum, SUNY New Paltz 


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