Warhol and the West is the first museum exhibition to fully explore Andy Warhol’s love of the West represented in his art, movies, attire, travel and collecting. Developed in a partnership with The Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Ga. and the Tacoma Art Museum, Warhol and the West presents the full range of Western imagery Warhol produced. New scholarship examines how Warhol’s Western work merges the artist’s portrayal of celebrities with his interest in cowboys, American Indians and other western motifs. His work in the Western genre is immediately recognizable, impressive, daring, inspirational and sometimes confrontational. This body of work furthers our understanding of how the American West infiltrates the public’s imagination through contemporary art and popular culture.
Docents offer one-hour tours of the Museum’s spring exhibitions. Discover the vibrantly colored and sculpted pottery that was a dominate fixture of Native American daily life and are today viewed as one of the most notable Native American art forms in Colors of Clay. Explore Warhol and the West as represented in his art, movies and personal collections, including iconic subjects Geronimo and John Wayne. Wrap up with Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing. View some of the most powerful moments of the 20th century through Lange’s vintage prints, proof sheets and personal memorabilia. Saturdays and Sundays from February 29 – May 9. Free to Museum members or with Museum admission.
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Andy Warhol Did Western Art?
Join Seth Hopkins, Executive Director, Booth Western Art Museum, as he explores Warhol and the West and the range of Western imagery Warhol produced. New scholarship will examine how Warhol’s Western work merges the artist’s ubiquitous portrayal of celebrities with his interest in cowboys, American Indians and other Western motifs. His work in the Western genre is immediately recognizable, impressive, daring, inspirational and sometimes confrontational. This body of work furthers our understanding of how the American West infiltrates the public’s imagination through contemporary art and popular culture. Bring your lunch or purchase one at The Museum Grill. Reservations are not required. Free admission to the Board Room and The Museum Grill.
Wind down from the stresses of the day with this fun, one-night painting event! Visit the Museum for a painting class under instruction of Wine & Palette. In conjunction with Warhol and the West, create your own Warhol-inspired canvas painting. $45; $40 for Museum members. All supplies provided, including light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Reservations required by February 25
Drop by and participate in family-friendly activities. Create a different make-and-take craft each day. No reservations required and activities are available while supplies last. Free with Museum admission.
Enjoy an evening of fun! Paint an Andy Warhol-inspired canvas and explore Prosperity Junction on a flashlight tour. Bring your pillows and blankets and curl up for a showing of Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. Popcorn provided! An adult must accompany children.
Join us for the grooviest night in Oklahoma City in support of the Museum’s educational efforts for underserved youth! Celebrate the life and legacy of Andy Warhol, whose daring and iconic work can be seen in Warhol and the West – the most comprehensive collection of his Western art, artifacts and memorabilia.