BLOCKBUSTER ALERT: Andy Warhol - Iconic Pop Artist Extraordinaire at the Whitney Museum of American Art
Some personalities are larger than life. Such is the case with Andy Warhol, and it has largely dominated how we see his art – he is his art. He’s known for his iconic works such as the silkscreens of Campbell’s soup cans, Coke bottles, Jackie O and Marilyn Monroe from the 1960s. But this is actually just a small slice of his exceptional artistic output. This fall, the Whitney Museum of American Art is mounting the first comprehensive retrospective of the Warhol's work organized by an American institution since 1989. The exhibit will span all periods of Warhol’s career, from his early commercial illustrations in the 1950s to his experimental films from the ’70s, to lesser-known work, like his shadow and skull paintings from the ’80s. It provides an historic opportunity to better comprehend the work of the most American of artists. In a way, both Warhol and his art embodied the American dream; from early childhood, he dreamed of being other people (as Truman Capote said, “Andy Warhol wanted to be anyone but Andy Warhol”), and his work created some of our social consciousness’s most recognizable pictures of American prosperity and fame.
There is much more to Warhol though and the engaging and articulate Whitney Teaching Fellows will lead us in small groups on a private tour of the Warhol exhibit and highlights of the permanent collection. They’ll share new research about complexities of the Warhol we think we know, and will introduce us to a Warhol for the 21st century.
The rest of your day can be just as exciting as you explore more of the Whitney or the nearby neighborhoods such as the Meatpacking district, Chelsea and Greenwich Village. Lunch is on your own - choose from numerous restaurants in the area or treat yourself to Danny Meyer’s Untitled at the Whitney. We’ll fill you in on where to find the best shopping, art galleries and restaurants. End your day at Chelsea Market, browsing the unique vendors and making the difficult choice of what to bring back on the bus for dinner! (We recommend the lobster rolls!)
Named one of the 10 Must See Art Exhibits in 2018 Worldwide, this is a trip you want to drop everything for.
Thursday, November 29 @ $178.00 Departing Oheb at 6:30 am serving a full breakfast en route. Talk and film clips about the Whitney to set the stage for your day. 5:00 pm departure from Chelsea Market serving open bar, wine, soda and light hors d’ouevres. Arrival back in Baltimore at approximately 8:30 pm.
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