Iconic Andy Warhol works visit PhoenixPosted: Updated:
The Phoenix Art Museum is bringing some pop culture to the Valley with a new Andy Warhol exhibit. The exhibit, "Andy Warhol: Portraits," features 170 of Warhol's works of art and will run from today, March 4 until June 21.
Warhol's iconic style celebrates fame and celebrities, and the extensive exhibit includes portraits of stars like Marilyn Monroe, Sylvester Stallone, Prince and more. Works range from photography, paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, movies and music produced by Warhol from the 1940s to the 1980s.
Visitors at the exhibit can become part of Warhol's art history with activities like the "selfie wall," where they can take a picture of themselves and see what it might look if Warhol created their portrait.
Admission to the exhibit is included in the general admission cost for the Phoenix Art Museum.
For First Friday festivities on March 6, the museum is hosting an event to celebrate the exhibit. The event is based on an Andy Warhol party, and is called the Exploding Plastic Inevitable. From 6 p.m. until 10 p.m., admission to Andy Warhol: Portraits will be only $2, and there will be Warhol-inspired live performances from local acts like Wooden Indian. The event will feature movies, music, “lightworks,” food and more. Admission to all festivities except the art exhibit is free.
The exhibit debuted at the Andy Warhol Museum in 2010, and is on view for the first time in the region at the Phoenix Art Museum.
Phoenix Art Museum
March 4 – June 21
March 6, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.