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Warhol: The Last Decade at the BMA Oct. 17 – Jan. 9

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“I never wanted to be a painter; I wanted to be a tap dancer.” – Andy Warhol

Immerse yourself in 50+ large-scale works that reveal the energetic return to painting and creative experimentation that marked Andy Warhol’s last decade—and revisit the politics and Pop culture of the late 70s and early 80s in The Last Decade Lounge. An awe-inspiring exhibition exploring the last body of work by influential artist and international celebrity Andy Warhol.

Warhol Late Night
Saturday, October 30, 6:30 pm–Midnight
$10 (Free for BMA Members)

Party Like it’s 1979! The BMA hosts the event of the season with after-hours entry to the Warhol exhibition, live 70s and 80s hits from Superflydisco, a lively Literary Death Match, a special performance by Single Carrot Theatre, art-making workshops, cash bar, and more.

Book Discussion: Arthur Danto on Andy Warhol
Thursday, November 4, 6:00 pm Galleries will be open until 9:00 pm
$5 (Free for BMA Members) includes exhibition admission

Join art critic and philosopher Arthur Danto as he discusses his critically acclaimed book Andy Warhol, published by Yale University Press. Selected as one of the “Best Art and Photography Books” of 2009 by The Daily Beast, Danto’s book was described by Publishers Weekly as a synthesis of “biography, cultural criticism and aesthetics… [that] reveals aspects of Warhol so far uncovered and unexplored that will appeal widely to the interested generalist as well as to scholars.” Danto is Johnsonian Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Columbia University and former art critic for The Nation. Sponsored by the BMA Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Reading and Book Signing with James Warhola
Sunday, November 14, 2:00–5:00 pm
Free

Join children’s author and illustrator—and Andy Warhol’s nephew—James Warhola for a special reading of his book Uncle Andy’s Cats. There is also a hands-on art activity from 2:00–4:00 pm on creating blotted line drawings. Buy the book at The BMA Shop.

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