Date - July 2, 2017
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT, 06830-7157
Join me for a group visit to the new exhibition at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich – Spring into Summer with Andy Warhol and Friends! I will have some background information to share with the group as we explore the exhibition.
Our outing will begin with brunch at a local restaurant, more details will be added soon.
Members can RSVP to Laura, please respond by Saturday, July 1. Guests are welcome!
From the website: brucemuseum.org
SPRING INTO SUMMER WITH ANDY WARHOL AND FRIENDS!
June 10 – September 3, 2017
The exhibition Spring into Summer with Andy Warhol and Friends! takes an unusual approach to this most famous of Pop artists. Although we tend to associate Warhol’s work with artifice and mass production—think of his bold images of Marilyn Monroe and Campbell’s Soup cans—there is another side to the artist that is often overlooked, his interest in the natural, the real, and the intimate.
The exhibition builds on three important works in the Bruce Museum collection:
- Warhol’s Little Red Book, 1971, a gift from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts, featuring ten unique polaroid portraits of the artist’s friends (New Canaan architect Philip Johnson and his partner David Whitney, fashion model Donna Jordan, art critic Barbara Rose, and a self-portrait);
- Flowers (Hand-Colored), 1974, a suite of ten silkscreens prints depicting floral still-lives, given to the Bruce by Peter Brant
- two large silkscreen portrait prints, Sachiko, 1977, gifts of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.
Beyond these Bruce Museum treasures, significant loans will allow Spring into Summer with Andy Warhol and Friends! to offer an expanded view of Warhol’s aesthetic universe, including an important four-part painted portrait, never before exhibited in public, of Sachiko Goodman, along with the scores of polaroid studies that the artist made in preparation for the commission; and a fine pencil portrait by Warhol of Philip Johnson.
Members are also invited to see “Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film” (Parts 1 and 2) on Wednesday, June 12 and June 19, at 10:30 am, see separate listings.
For a complete listing of exhibition related events, click here: Exhibition Programs
ADMISSION – payable at the museum’s admission desk upon arrival
Seniors (65 & up) $8.00
Museum members – Free
Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, Connecticut