Museum of art to feature work by Andy Warhol

One of the most highly anticipated exhibitions in recent years comes to the Tyler Museum of Art with Andy Warhol: Screen Prints & Snapshots, open to the public Sunday, Oct. 1 through Jan. 7, 2018 at the TMA, 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus.

Museum members and special guests are invited for a first look at the exhibition during the Preview Reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Museum. To RSVP or for information on becoming a TMA member, call (903) 595-1001.

General exhibition admission is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors. Admission is free for TMA members, students, children under 12, Tyler Junior College faculty/staff and City of Tyler employees.

The exhibition, organized by the TMA and curated by Caleb Bell, features close to 40 works by the late Pop Art icon, including a series of Warhol’s signature silkscreen prints drawn from the Cochran Collection of LaGrange, Ga., and a collection of his celebrity-centric Polaroid photographs from the Meadows Museum of American Art at Centenary College of Louisiana.

Screen Prints & Snapshots showcases several distinct bodies of work from the later career of Warhol, widely recognized as the father of the Pop Art movement and known for his renderings of Campbell’s Soup cans, Brillo boxes and the “cult of celebrity” that surrounded his Manhattan studio The Factory.

Highlights of Screen Prints & Snapshots include the silkscreen prints from the 1986 Cowboys and Indians he completed shortly before his death, spotlighting such iconic subjects as John Wayne, Teddy Roosevelt and Geronimo; his 1981 Myths series, featuring touchstones of American pop culture including Mickey Mouse, Howdy Doody and Superman; and selections from his “Flash,” Flowers and Television series. Rounding out the exhibition are a selection of Polaroids and silver gelatin prints, shot from 1958 until Warhol’s 1987 death and offering insight into his intimate relationship with his celebrity friends – Dolly Parton, Jack Nicklaus and Pia Zadora among them.

Support for the exhibition is provided by Community Partner Sponsor Southside Bank and Media Sponsor Tyler Today Magazine.

Special events in connection with Screen Prints & Snapshots include free First Fridays featuring guided exhibition tours at 11 a.m. Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1 and Jan. 5, and Family Days from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9.

The Tyler Museum of Art is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and a participant in the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM. Regular TMA hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; the Museum is closed Mondays and most major holidays. For information, call (903) 595-1001 or visit www.tylermuseum.org

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