This winter, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents “If You Want to Know about Andy Warhol,” a four-week course examining the artistic contributions of Andy Warhol. The course introduces participants to Warhol’s work across media, explores connections between Warhol and his peers, and sheds new light on the relevance of his practice for working artists today. Alongside his paintings, the attendees will consider Warhol’s films, photographs, and multimedia performances, while also delving into his use of commercial products and celebrity culture. Finally, the classes explore Warhol’s rich engagement with the social landscape of his friends, fellow artists, and lovers, asking how he transformed the world he lived in into art and what his might reveal about the lesser-known political commitments and critiques put forward by the king of Pop Art.
The master class will be led by Josh Lubin-Levy, a fellow at the Whitney and member of the faculty at the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University and in the department of Visual Studies at The New School.
Participants can attend one of three sessions
• Option 1: Wednesdays, January 23 and 30, and February 6 and 13 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
• Option 2: Wednesdays, January 23 and 30, and February 6 and 13 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
• Option 3: Thursdays, January 24 and 31, and February 7 and 14 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tickets are $325 for members / $390 for non-members, and can be purchased in advance at whitney.org.
Few American artists are as ever-present and instantly recognizable as Andy Warhol (1928-1987). Through his carefully cultivated persona and willingness to experiment with non-traditional art-making techniques, Warhol understood the growing power of images in contemporary life and helped to expand the role of the artist in society. “Andy Warhol–From A to B and Back Again” reconsiders the work of one of the most inventive, influential, and important American artists. Building on a wealth of new materials, research, and scholarship that has emerged since the artist’s untimely death in 1987, this exhibition reveals new complexities about the Warhol we think we know, and introduces a Warhol for the 21st century. “Andy Warhol–From A to B and Back Again” runs through March 31, 2019 at the Whitney Museum of American Art.