The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is inviting Hoosiers to pop in and visit a traveling exhibit exploring the life + work of pop art icon Andy Warhol.
When you think of Andy Warhol, the Campbell’s Soup Can or Gold Marilyn Monroe might come to mind, but “Warhol’s West” — opening this Sat., March 12 and running through Sun., Aug. 7 — will dive into the fascination he had with the American West and Native Americans.
During the final years of Warhol’s career, his interest in the American West and Native American art came to the forefront of his work, especially because Warhol grew up at a time when Westerns were popular in film + television.
“Warhol’s West” will display his works “while exploring themes of American nostalgia, exploitation, appropriation, and progress.”
Throughout the exhibition, there will be a series of public programs where visitors can learn more about Warhol and his work.
🖼️ Schedule of events
Warhol’s West Opening Day | Sat., March 12 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Learn about the artworks with a curator-led gallery tour at 11 a.m., a presentation at 1 p.m. about “Warhol and the American Cowboy” by the Milton Fine curator of art at The Andy Warhol Museum of Pittsburgh, or join an art-making activity from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Author Talk + Book Signing | Sat., March 26 | 1-2 p.m. | Author Stuart Lenig will discuss his book “The Many Lives of Andy Warhol,” which takes a deep look into the pop artist’s career.
Warhol Family Day | Sat., April 23 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Author, artist, and storyteller James Warhol, nephew of Andy Warhol, will hold a book reading of his two popular children’s books about his famous Uncle Andy. Pop art-making activities also will be available throughout the day.
Pro tip: All events are included with regular museum admission.