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Andy Warhol Collection

In 2008 the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts gifted USC Upstate 152 color Polaroid and black and white photographs. The aim of the Photographic Legacy Program is to provide greater access to Warhol’s artwork and process, and to enable a wide range of people from communities across the country to view and study this important yet relatively unknown body of Warhol’s work. The program offers institutions that do not have the means to acquire works by Warhol the opportunity to bring a significant number of photographs into their permanent collections, while allowing those institutions that do have Warhol in their collections to enrich the breadth and depth of their holdings.

USC Upstate is pleased to announce premier exhibitions of the Andy Warhol photographic collection to be held at the Spartanburg Art Museum located at 200 E. St John Street in Spartanburg, and the Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery located on the Upstate campus. A series of free lectures is scheduled to accompany the exhibitions along with free exhibit posters and a scholarly catalogue.

Exhibition at the Spartanburg Art Museum
Andy Warhol and Friends; Five Minutes of Fame
September 14 - November 20, 2010

Reception September 16th, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
The SAM will exhibit original Warhol photographs from USC Upstate's collection with additional works by Warhol contemporaries reflecting the styles and subjects of the late1970' s through the 1980's. Museum located at 200 E. St. John Street in downtown Spartanburg. Free exhibition posters available at the Museum.
 
Exhibition at USC Upstate
Curtis R. Harley Gallery -
Located in the Performing Arts Center
September 30 - October 29, 2010
Lecture: September 30th at 5:30 PM in PAC 101
Reception Follows at 6:30 PM in the Harley Gallery

The Harley Gallery will exhibit a selection of original Warhol photographs  with Warhol related memorabilia, including Polaroid cameras, commercial ad designs, reproduction prints, and objects as an educational support for identifying the influences made by Warhol on popular culture. Click for online PDF catalogue. Printed copies available at the Museum and USC Upstate.

Fall 2010 Lectures SeriesPresented by Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery
All events are free and open to the public.   

Andy Warhol: In the Vernacular
Thursday, September 30, 5:30 p.m.

USC Upstate’s Humanities & Performing Arts Center, Room 101
Catherine Zuromskis, Ph.D., assistant professor of art history, University of New Mexico
Reception immediately following the lecture in the HPAC lobby and Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery
with the Warhol exhibition on view.

SNAP! Warhol's '60s Photo Paintings
Thursday, October 7, 3:00 p.m.
Lecture at The George*, Room 150
Suzanne Schuweiler, Ph.D., associate professor of art history, Converse College
Immediately following the lecture guests are invited to walk next door to SAM to continue discussion at the “Warhol and Friends Exhibition.” Museum entrance is free before 5:00 p.m.

Andy and Valerie: A Love Story
Thursday, October 21, 5:00 p.m.
Lecture at The George*, Room 150
Desiree Rowe, Ph.D., assistant professor of speech and communication, University of South Carolina Upstate.
Immediately following the lecture guests are invited to walk next door to SAM to continue discussion at the “Warhol and Friends Exhibition.” Museum entrance is free until 9:00 p.m.

Andy Warhol’s Photographs In and Out of the Still Life Tradition
Thursday, November 4, 3:00 p.m.
Lecture at the George*, Room 150
Rachel Snow, Ph.D., assistant professor of art history, University of South Carolina Upstate
Immediately following the lecture guests are invited to walk next door to SAM to continue discussion at the “Warhol and Friends Exhibition.” Museum entrance is free before 5:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Jane Allen Nodine at jnodine@uscupstate.edu or (864) 503-5838.

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Special thanks to the Spartanburg County Council for support of this project.

*The George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics (The George) is located at 160 E. St. John Street in Spartanburg next to the Chapman Cultural Center. Parking is available at the cultural center and in the university parking garage.  


SAM logoWarhol Exhibition at SAM
Andy Warhol and Friends: Five Minutes of Fame

This exhibit features a body of the infamous Polaroids. As they were used as studies for other works, most of the Polaroids were never exhibited during Warhol's lifetime. These intimate glimpses of celebrity and the ordinary are balanced with other works from Warhol's vast output. Whether his work is outrageous or mannerly, coarse or sublime, it demands a response from the viewer.

Exhibition at SAM: September 14 - November 20, 2010
Public Reception: September 16 from 5:00 - 9:00 PM
First Thursdays each month are FREE at the Museum
Spartanburg Art Museum at the Chapman Cultural Center
200 E. St. John Street, Spartanburg
(864) 582-7616
www.spartanburgartmuseum.org  

 

 

Additional Information 

Jane Allen Nodine
Director, Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery
Phone: 864-503-5838
Visual Arts Arts Center 125
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
 

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Upstate Collection Catalogue 

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