I decided to check out the exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art on my way to pick up my copy of the WPA/C Artist Directory. I was surprised to find a Warhol exhibit (have I been slumbering?) in the great halls and I LOVE IT! Warhol is an icon of Americana, commercialism and celebrity status. His art works on many level. There's some surprising painterly strokes in some works. It's a marvel to see how Warhol took a simple silkscreening process and magnified it's potential exponentially. Well, perhaps I'm exaggerating but this exhibit is a must see for anyone with interest in 20th Century Art. Yes, the Campbell's Soup Cans are there, as well as Jackie O and Marilyn. You'll be in good company. There's one campy wall-papered room of Chairman Mao that made me feel... well queasy, as well as some early drawings by Warhol. Press release
September 24, 2005 through February 20, 2006 Warhol Legacy: Selections from The Andy Warhol Museum
This exhibition, a collaboration between the Corcoran Gallery of Art and The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, offers Washington audiences a rare opportunity to view some of the artist’s most treasured works of art. The exhibition features more than 150 paintings, photographs, drawings, sculptures, works on paper, and films from the renowned permanent collection of The Andy Warhol Museum.
One of the most influential and iconic artists of the 20th century, Andy Warhol challenged many basic cultural assumptions, including traditional distinctions between popular culture and fine art, prints and paintings, and art and social reportage. Warhol Legacy is organized thematically to reflect the range of the artist'’s production over the span of his career, while mining the strengths of The Warhol Museum'’s diverse collection.
Warhol Legacy: Selections from The Andy Warhol Museum
This exhibition is co-organized by the Corcoran Gallery of Art and The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh and made possible through the generous support of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
Hot Date DC: Andy Warhol's Coloring Party Thursday, January 19, 2006 6 pm - 9 pm
Free for Corcoran members; Public: $10
During the 1950s, Warhol produced exquisite illustrated books printed in limited editions and hand-colored at lively "coloring parties." The Corcoran puts a quirky twist on this clever idea with a party project that's so easy, it's elementary. Use shrinkie-dinks to create funky and fabulous jewelry, luggage tags, magnets and more. Head over after work for delectable desserts, drink specials and a curator led tour of the exhibition Warhol Legacy: Selections from The Andy Warhol Museum.
Winter Family Festival And PNC Employee Day Saturday, January 21st 10 am
Celebrate Andy Warhol and the swinging sixties at the Corcoran! This all-day, all-ages, all-out celebration at DC's neighborhood museum will include art-making workshops, storytelling, music, and live performances. Also explore the exhibition Warhol Legacy: Selections from The Andy Warhol Museum which is on exhibition at the Corcoran through February 20, 2006.
No reservations are required for this FREE event.